January 20th, 2011
The stars will come out on Saturday night, at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
The 20th Annual Star Search will kick off at 6 p.m.. The entire community is encouraged to come out and show their support.
"This is our single, biggest event of the year as Kiwanis," Bill Haley said.
This year, there are ten elementary division acts, six intermediate acts, six middle school acts and four high school acts. All contestants will begin rehearsals at 7:45 a.m., on Saturday morning and around 5:15 contestants will gather in preparation for their performance.
Cancer can cause emotional and financial burdens; Cancer Services Network is there to try and ease those burdens.
Cancer Services Network is one of the nine agencies served by the Nolan County United Way. According to the executive director of Cancer Services Network, Nancy Estes, their main goal is to increase survivorship rates among those stricken by cancer.
Juanita Louise âNitaâ Clayton, age 89, passed away at Brownwood Regional Medical Hospital in Brownwood, Texas on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Family visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, January 14, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Odessa, Texas, with Brother Bob Blazek officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Ramsey Fowler, Brent Clayton, Todd Pruett, Will Pruett, Eric Crane and Larry Crane.
Roscoeâs Caden Smith has recently received more postseason football honors.
Smith, a 6-3, 240-pound senior, was chosen this week by the Abilene Reporter-News to its All-Big Country Class 1A Football Team as a defensive lineman after a season in which he record-ed 109 tackles. In addition, Smith received honorable mention to the team on offense at quarterback.
Four of the six Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams outside Sweetwater won their games on Tuesday including both of the teams from Blackwell.
The Blackwell girls im-proved to 2-6 in District 12-A, Division II with a 25-24 win over Veribest, while Blackwellâs boys are now 2-4 in district after a 39-34 win over Veribest.
Also winning Tuesday were the Roscoe boys, who are now 2-1 in Dis-trict 9-A, Division I after their 56-38 win over Hamlin, and the Highland girls, who beat Hermleigh 70-39 to go 6-1 in District 11-A, Division II.
More national attention is coming to the Hailey Dunn case with the addition of a new agency as the search continues.
Representatives from the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children are now in Colorado City to assist local investigators, other law enforcement agencies and the recently added KlaasKids Foundation in the search for the thirteen-year-old teenager.
Last year they raised up to six thousand dollars in sponsorships.
These proceeds go out to not just National locations, but locally too.
Last year they had received funding from Sponsors, such as...
Shermco indudstries, Purvis Industries, Schaeffler Group Industrial, Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse, Evans Enterprises/Wind Energy Division, Crane Services, Inc., Loctite, Dynapar, CL-Carbone Lorraine, Sweetwater-SEED, WES-Wind Engergy Services Company, Womack, SnTx Industrial Park.
For this years 2011 goal, they are looking to reach at least ten thousand dollars.
Pictured are 6th Grade SMS Soil ConservationReport/Poster Winners. These there entries will advance on to District Competition. Pictured are winners, Angel Hogan, Chloe Baker, and Brittany Jimenez.
Dr. Clark Johnson died Monday, January 17, 2011 in Lubbock , Texas at the age of 86. He was born January 10, 1925 in Denison , Texas to Clark and Estelle (Ivie) Johnson. His formal education began in a two room rural school at Muncy, in Floyd County, Texas. After one year there the family moved back to Sherman , Texas . He graduated from Sherman High School in 1941 and began his college career at Austin College in Sherman . After one year there he transferred to the University of Texas where he continued his pre-medical studies.Â In 1943 he joined the U. S.
Bonnie Jahron Palmer, 83, of Sweetwater passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Abilene on Oct. 8, 1927. She married Kenneth Palmer on April 5, 1947 in Abilene.
She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Palmer, on Nov. 8, 1989 and her sister Jennie Marie Henderson in May 2010.