March 4th, 2013
Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, March 14. One drive will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m.
Cancer awareness was recognized at the Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament on Friday at Newman Park prior to Sweetwater's game against Wall.
Several local cancer survivors gathered on the infield for a brief ceremony where each of them threw a baseball to one of the Sweetwater or Wall players.
Among those who participated were Sweetwater player Gabriel Melendez and his grandmother, Mary Palma.
Jeanne Wells (right) was sworn into office on Monday morning as the new Nolan County Treasurer.
Wells was appointed by the county commissioners to fill the rest of the unexpired term vacated by former county treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff.
The oath of office was administered by 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison (left).
The Sweetwater FFA meat judging team placed eighth out of 41 teams at the San Antonio contest.
Team members are Cody Chapman, Sean Morrow, Mackensey Hayes and Kyle Lambert.
Gary Hollis, age 62, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Jeanie Williams of Saint James UMC in Abilene officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Lydia Mae Harris, age 93, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Truman Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Palava Cemetery.
Lydia was born on Sept. 17, 1919 in Alba, Texas to Charlie N. and Thedia (Scogin) Davis. She moved in 1929 with her folks to Palava, Texas until 1939 when they moved to Sweetwater at the beginning of World War II.
The Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park which ended Saturday produced both good news and bad news for the host team.
The good news: Sweet-water went 3-1, equalling the best record among the six teams in the event. Wall and Ranger Junior Collegeâ€™s JV were also 3-1. However, a total of three players were injured at the Classic during the weekend as well.
After an 8-7 win Thurs-day over Clyde, Sweetwater (7-4) beat Wall 9-4 Friday. On Saturday, it defeated Pampa 6-2 in the morning before losing 7-4 in its final game to Ranger Junior Col-legeâ€™s JV team.
Today will be very warm, as we'll see a high near 84 and mostly sunny skies. Expect breezy conditions with winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, temperatures will drop as a cold front comes through. We'll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 39. Winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph will become northern at 25 to 30 mph. Gusts could be as high as 35 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Feb. 28, 2013.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 400 block of E. Arkansas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Thomas Castillo, 35 â€” Possession of controlled substance.
â€¢ Sonya Flores, 25 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Feb. 28, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
Schedules are subject to change
MONDAY, MARCH 4
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene High sophomores, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity vs. Ranger Junior College JV at Ranger, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams will host Greenwood starting at 4 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at season-opening meet in Westbrook.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
Sweetwater varsity at Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Seminole tournament.
Sweetwater JV boys at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV girls at Abilene tournament.