April 16th, 2014
A Sweetwater woman was killed Tuesday evening in a two vehicle crash along US Highway 180 about 11.1 miles west of Roby.
Brenda Karen Rainey, 61, of Sweetwater was driving west on HWY 180 around 7:30 Tuesday night when she was struck by a man driving a pickup heading east.
He crossed the center stripe, hitting Raineyâ€™s vehicle head-on. Rainey was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup was taken to UMC Lubbock Hospital for serious / incapacitating injuries.
The community of Sweetwater once again stepped to the plate to help those in need. The Nolan County Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), held the 28th Annual Taste of Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum annex building.
Twenty three local food establishments participated in this yearâ€™s event, with all types of food represented. According to SNAP director, Tonya Challis, the crowd numbered at about 350 and helped to raise about $3,568 for the non-profit organization.
The Nolan County United Way's Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament will benefit Nolan County United Way's nine local agencies: Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, SNAP, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.
Pre-registration fees are $200 per team or $50 per individual. The cost to register at the tournament will be $240 and $55, respectively.
Discussion was held at Monday's Nolan County Commissioners meeting regarding the county's pending project from the TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) grant which would be used to repair county roads from oil and gas exploration, development or production.
County Attorney Lisa Peterson shared that the county received $751,155, an increase from the $675,000 they were expecting to receive. While the application is available online, some issues were noted which led to concerns from the county's legal team.
Funeral services for Karen (Bunn) Rainey, 61, of Fisher County, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clower officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rainey died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Fisher County.
LUBBOCK â€” Despite a solid 77 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round, Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt just missed reaching the Class 3A state golf tournament in Austin.
Huntâ€™s two-day 152 score at the District 4-3A tournament (75-77) garnered him an overall 11th place medalist finish.
The number 15 has signi-fied a lot of things for the Sweetwater baseball team this season when it comes to Monahans.
It represents the number of wins the Mustangs had during their 15-3 start this season before a 7-3 loss at Monahans on March 25.
It also represents the total number of runs the team had scored in its last four games since that loss as the team endured a 1-4 tailspin. But on Tuesday, in their final home game, it represented the Mustangsâ€™ final score in a 15-1 win over the Loboes in five innings at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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The Destination Imagination team from Sweetwater Intermediate School traveled to Austin for their state tournament on April 11. Students on the team are pictured from left to right, Kimberly Arpin, Danner Foust, Ethan Cortez, Jazzel Villa, Jacqueline Arellano and teacher, Kayla Scott.
Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams use creativity and team work to solve problems and present the solutions.
The Easter Bunny will make a special visit to Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar this Thursday, April 17, from 4-5:30 p.m.Â Bring your camera and stop by to take a free photo with the bunny.Â Also, register to win prizes and enjoy treats for the kids.
"We have so much fun doing this every year. We love seeing so many adorable children so excited to see the Easter bunny and pick out a treat from her basket.Â And sometimes we even have an adult or two that joins in on the fun," said Doug Sitter.