March 9th, 2012
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for James Daniel Lujan, 31, of Mexia, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Lujan died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck, Texas.
The most important thing I could leave my loved ones and friends, if it were within my power, which it is not, would be faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Although that is within the power of the Creator and Lord God of the universe alone to give, I would urge all my family and friends, if they have not done so already, to flee to the Savior in repentance and faith. Let my death be an occasion of reminder that life is short. Do not wait until it is too late. May God grant you grace to do so.
Note: Some of the events listed may have been cancelled after the newspaper went to press today due to bad weather.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament has been cancelled due to rain and cold weather.
Sweetwater boys qual-ifiers will compete at Region I, Division 2 meet in Sundown.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Vernon, 4 p.m. (cancelled due to rain and cold weather).
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at Big Spring Invitational meet (cancelled due to rain and cold weather).
Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen has been named the all-District 11-1A, Division II MVP, while teammate Kara Hughey also was named to the all-district team and three other Highland players â€” Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson â€” got all-district honorable mention.
In addition, Allen received an even bigger honor as she was named first team all-state by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association. Allen and Hughey have also both been named first team all-region by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Four girls will be repre-senting Sweetwater High School on March 17 at the state powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi after top-two finishes at regionals.
Loni Mendez, Joslyn Rosas, Cari Aguilar and Lexie Perez will go to state after qualifying at the regional meet held in Monahans, while Alexis Thompson qualified as a state alternate after garnering a third-place regional finish.
A total of 17 powerlifters â€” 14 from Sweetwater and another three from Roscoe â€” will represent Nolan County at Region I boys meets that are being held in Sundown this weekend.
Here are Sweetwater JV boys and girlsâ€™ track results from their season-opening meet at Snyder this past Friday:
100 â€“ Jay Lomas 4th (11.72)
200 â€” Jay Lomas 5th (24.90)
400 â€” Marquees Jenkins 4th (58.07); Quentin Wet-sel 5th (59.95)
800 â€” Zach Carrasco 6th (2:26.62)
1600 â€” Colton Scott 4th (5:53.30)
400 relay â€” 6th (51.13)
Shot put â€” Keagan Jef-frey 4th (30-7 1/2); Angel Caballero 5th (29-1 1/2)
100 â€“ Christen Gutierrez 6th (15.49)
200 â€” Christen Gutierrez 4th (32.32)
Shot put â€” Zanesha Col-lins 2nd (25-5); Sage Nelson 4th (24-3)
Discus â€” Zanesha Collins 2nd (77-8 1/2)
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center hosted this month's Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many filled the hallways and enjoyed networking and refreshments.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012.Â They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders.
Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 9-11, 2012. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.