May 27th, 2011
The Sweetwater Independent School District hosted a retirement reception on Wednesday afternoon to honor those who have served the community and students through education and are retiring after this school year. Being honored were (back row from left to right) David Mayes, Carol Abernathy, Debra Soto, David Gray, (front row from left to right) Carolyn Hefner, Betty Sue Walker, Ann Kamer, Lynette Huck, Annette Denton and not pictured, Ann Bodenhamer, Velia Gomez, Thomas Hines and Patsy Waldrop.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made no arrests on May 25, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€” 500 block of Locust.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on May 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Mark Henry Williams, 28 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/assault family/house member with previous conviction.
â€˘ Lareshia Shana Carey, 20 of Abilene â€” Warrant/theft by check and Mitchell County warrant/theft by check.
Funeral services for Manuela DeLaCruz, 85, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
DeLaCruz died Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Sweetwater.
Marian Michael nĂ©e Pendergrass was born in Colorado City, Texas on Dec. 5, 1927. She died in Austin, Texas, on May 16, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wolfgang F. Michael; her parents, J. W. and Ruby Pendergrass; a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Corinne Pendergrass; a brother-in-law, Tom K. Barton; and a niece, Belle B. Rosing. Â
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Colonel B. Pat and Anita Pendergrass; a sister, Ruth P. Barton; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Several Sweetwater High School golfers were recently honored for their outstanding play during the 2011 spring season. Pictured are Leila Rubio, Elise Lawrence, Sarah Witt, Jodie May, Jonah Lawrence, Alex Castillo, Dylan Torres, Ryan Mercer and Mason Andrews. May (varsity girls), Rubio (JV girls), Jonah Lawrence (JV boys) and Mercer (varsity boys) were named Vardon Trophy winners for having the seasonâ€™s lowest stroke averages.
Candice Wyatt has been hired as Sweetwaterâ€™s new girls coordinator and head girls basketball coach, according to athletic director Craig Slaughter.
Wyatt will be replacing Jerry McSherry, who held both positions the past two years before resigning to become head girls basketball coach at Brady.
Wyatt, who is a native of Cross Plains, has previous coaching experience at May, Sunray and Dimmitt, where she was serving as assistant girls basketball and track coach. She also held those positions while at Sunray.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development executives and board members recently attended the AWEA Windpower 2011 festival in Anaheim, Calif. Shown at the SEED booth are (from left to right) Kyle Lawrence, SEED Board President; Gail Lawrence, TSTC West Texas President; Kirstin Smith, SEED Marketing/Administrative Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; and Jacque McCoy, Sweetwater Chamber Executive Vice President. There are approximately 1200 vendors and 20,000 attendees attending the event. Several Sweetwater/Nolan County based wind companies also displayed at the conference.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the â€śhouseâ€ť provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with the consecrated articles that filled the altar. Standing at back row from left to right are Andrea Beall, Jo Whitfield, Betty Bryant and John Meadows.
Five students from Highland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a traditional candle light ceremony held on May 12.
Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting the high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Students inducted were Josh Andrews, Haley Hill, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain and Nabil Sutjipto.
Funeral services for Ivy Mae Haywood Hurst, 79, of Abilene and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.