April 11th, 2012
Sweetwater will be repre-sented by Alex Castillo at the Region 1-3A boys golf tournament next week.
But Castilloâ€™s teammates wonâ€™t be joining him at San Angeloâ€™s Bentwood Country Club. While Castillo shot 73-229 to place fourth among district medalists, the teamâ€™s fourth-place finish after a 314-958 wasnâ€™t good enough in Tuesdayâ€™s final round â€” which was held at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course â€” to advance the Mustangs to the regional tourney.
Tuesdayâ€™s 9-7 Snyder win over Wylie ended a 16-year playoff drought for Sweet-waterâ€™s softball team dating all the way back to the pro-gramâ€™s very first year.
Here are Highlandâ€™s JV boys results from last weekâ€™s season-ending district track meet held in Blackwell.
The JV boys scored 41 points to place fourth in the division.
200 â€” Kaden Nachlinger 3rd (27.24); Laramie Thompson 6th (29.43)
400 relay â€” 3rd (54.62 â€” Zack Cornett, Kaden Nachlinger, Kevin Pantoja, Laramie Thompson)
800 relay â€” 3rd (1:59.40 â€” Zack Cornett, Kaden Nachlinger, Kevin Pantoja, Laramie Thompson)
Long jump â€” Laramie Thomp-son 6th (13-3 3/4)
Shot put â€” Zack Cornett 4th (31-2); Kevin Pantoja 6th (25-3 1/2)
Discus â€” Zack Cornett 5th (71-5)
Sweetwater Independent School District has announced the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Sweetwater High School.
Shane Mobley, presently the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at 5A Seguin High School, will be presented for approval to the SISD School Board on Monday evening.
Mobley coached at Sweetwater from 2004-2008, serving as the defensive coordinator. During his time there, SHS compiled a 41-12 record and a trip to the 2005 3A State Semi-Finals.
Many members of the community showed their support for the local Meals on Wheels program by attending the annual Taste of Sweetwater on Monday, April 9, 2012. Over 300 people showed up for the event, directly benefitting the program, part of the Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), delivering hot meals every weekday to over 200 homebound residents in Sweetwater and Roscoe. According to Director Tonya Challis, the event raised about $3,000 for the Meals on Wheels program.
The Women's Forum of Sweetwater sponsors Library Tag Day each year to benefit the County-City Library. This year the event took place on Wednesday, April 4, with all proceeds going to the library.
The total amount raised was $6,856.18. Donations come from local businesses, civic groups and individuals wanting to keep the local library growing and thriving.
Shown above is John Spaulding giving a donation to Womenâ€™s Forum member Lita McEachern at the Chamber Coffee held at the library. Anne Kearney was this yearâ€™s LTD chairperson.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Fraley Park, bringing hundreds of children to the park to hunt for thousands of eggs â€”Â some filled with prizes and tickets for large Easter baskets.
The hunt is only one of the events hosted by the Jaycees, as they also put on a Thanksgiving Day Feed and Santa Claus call-in for the community and give to many local organizations. They also host the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, along with the Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 108 calls for service, issued 32 citations and made six arrests from April 6-8, 2012.
The SPD received 39, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 700 block of Pease.
â€¢ Evading arrest or detention â€” 1400 block of Lubbock.
â€¢ Unattended death â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1000 block of Lou.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 2200 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Lonnie Bell, 43 â€”Â Warrants.
Fred E. Nayfa of Sweetwater, Texas, went home to be with his Lord on April 10, 2012. He was born on August 30, 1917, in Greenville, Texas to Elias and Almaz Nayfa, immigrants from Lebanon. While attending Oklahoma City University in 1938, he met Jo Farris. They were married eight years later in Gainesville, Texas on April 17, 1946 by a retired Methodist minister. Fred and Jo had a special love and commitment to each other and he was a loving and caring person who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A private family memorial service will be held later this week for Norma Faye Grantham, 68, of Sweetwater, with family members officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Grantham died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her home.