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April 12th, 2011

First Financial donates to BCMRC

April 12, 2011

Rodney Foster of First Financial Bank (center) receives a Certificate of Appreciation for the bank's sponsorship of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps. Shown left to right is Dr. Jerry Smola, Don Ware, Lita McEachern, Rodney Foster, Ray Browning and Charles Roberson.

Blotters April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 161 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made 10 arrests from April 8-10, 2011.

The SPD received 66, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of E. Broadway.
• 200 block of SE Georgia.
• 700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1500 block of Lubbock.
• Criminal mischief — 1300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 9400 block of I-20.
• Theft — 700 block of W. 10th.
• Theft — 1500 block of E. Broadway.
• Hit and run — 400 block of E. Twelfth Street.
• Family violence assault — 1200 block of Hickory.

Sharon Ford

April 12, 2011

Sharon Sue Ford, 56, of Sweetwater, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Ford was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ford was born April 20, 1954, in New Orleans, La. She married Glen Ford in Houma, La. Sharon was a Certified Nurse's Aide and was very compassionate about helping and caring for others. She had also worked for Popeye's Chicken in Sweetwater. She had lived in Sweetwater from 2006 until 2008 and Tyler, Texas before. She was a Baptist.

District track starts today at Snyder

April 12, 2011

Sweetwater High School track athletes will be competing at the District 5-3A meet in Snyder today and Wednesday with the goal of earning a top-three finish, which will qualify them for the Region I-3A meet at Lubbock that is scheduled for May 2-3.
The top three in each event advance to regionals.
Jayci Shelton, who was a state qualifier last year, will be among Sweetwater’s top hopefuls at regionals.
The top three at regionals advance to Austin, where the state meet will be held at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Mercer earns 3rd regional golf berth

April 12, 2011

Ryan Mercer qualified for the third straight year, but Sweetwater as a team fell short Monday in its bid to advance to the Region I-3A boys golf tournament in Lubbock.

SHS netters at district

April 12, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s tennis players competed at their District 5-3A tourna-ment in Big Spring this past Thursday and Friday, but none will advance to the regional tournament at Lubbock. Results follow:
BOYS SINGLES
Stephen Shipp lost to Logan Tabor of Snyder 4-6, 3-6.
BOYS DOUBLES
Michael Foust-Austin Coth-erman beat Snyder 6-3, 6-0; lost to Brownwood 4-6, 3-6 in the quarterfinals; Javier Solano-Isaiah Hernandez lost to Velasques-Yruegas 2-6, 0-6 in the quarterfinals.
GIRLS SINGLES

April 11th

No injuries reported in wreck

April 11, 2011

A small vehicle was totaled when it collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 and Highway 84 on Friday. No injuries were reported in the wreck and the 18-wheeler sustained minimal damage to its side.

Annual book sale this weekend

April 11, 2011

The annual County-City Library book sale will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.
Friday they will be selling hard back books for one dollar, and paperbacks for fifty cents. Friday only, they will have collectible and coffee table style books, ranging from five dollars a book to twenty-five dollars a book.
On Saturday they will be selling books by the bag. Three dollars will buy a bag of hard back or paperback books, and one dollar will buy a bag of magazines.

Local leadership program featured at seminar

April 11, 2011

Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently held a seminar for TMCN member cities. The seminar “How to Create a Local Leadership Program” was attended by representatives from 12 communities throughout the region.
Leadership Sweetwater and Leadership Hamilton were selected as examples to emulate. Instruction and information shared at the seminar was provided by Jacque McCoy of Sweetwater and Jane Crouch of Hamilton.

Weekly Sports Calendar

April 11, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 11
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys host final leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Blackwell varsity teams play at district tournament at Baird’s Shady Oaks Golf Course.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls play final leg of district tournament at Snyder (Western Texas course).
Track
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams compete at district meet, Snyder.
Highland and Blackwell qualifiers compete at area meet, Trent.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Track
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams compete at district meet, Snyder.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14

The Sweetwater High School junior varsity volleyball team is in action today, hosting Levelland at...
The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade White football team won big, 36-0, at Andrews on Thursday...
Sweetwater High School lost to Snyder in a district varsity tennis match here on Saturday. See...

 

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