April 25th, 2013
Memorial services for Roy Gene Schroedter, 63, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Pastor Chester McCown officiating.
Schroedter died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his home in Sweetwater.
He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Sweetwater. Roy grew up and lived in Fisher and Nolan Counties all his life. He was a farmer and had worked for USG. He was a big supporter of his nieces who played basketball and were on the rodeo circuit and attended all that he could.
The Class 3A bi-district softball playoff between Sweetwater and Pecos has been moved to another Lubbock-area location.
The teams have agreed to hold their playoff at Frenship High School in Wolfforth at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Sweetwater head coach Tony Heredia.
The location was changed due to a conflict with the field at Lubbock Coronado High School, the original choice. Sweetwater, the District 4-3A runnerup, is in the playoffs for the sec-ond straight year. Pecos was the third-place team from District 3-3A. The winner will advance to the area playoffs to face Pampa.
A large number of Nolan County high school athletes are traveling either west or south where they will com-pete in regional track meets that get started on Friday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s athletes will be at the Region I-3A meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, while athletes in Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland will all travel to San Angelo where they will be competing in the Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University.
Roscoe will be sending the largest contingent among the four county high schools, with 20 athletes â€” 11 boys and nine girls â€” ex-pected to be in San Angelo.
Highland boys competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet on Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University are, from left, Sheldon Hall, Michael Hyde and Jacob Richburg.
Hall will be competing in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run; Hyde will be competing in the pole vault; and Richburg will compete in the high jump.
In addition to qualifying in track, Hyde was a regional medalist qualifier in golf.
Pictured are Stephanie Metcalf and Jayden Jones of Blackwell, who earlier this spring broke school records that had been held for many years.
Metcalf ran the girls 100-meter dash in 13.18 seconds to break the 35-year-old school record of 13.23 seconds held by Marcy Messick. Meanwhile, Jones ran the boys 100-meter dash in 11.05 seconds, also setting a record and breaking the 17-year-old mark of 11.14 seconds set by Nathan Hayes.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 66. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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The ripe olive is one of the most versatile foods in the pantry. While delicious on its own, olives also add flavor to a number of dishes from soups and salads to appetizers and entrees. One dish, that features olives predominantly and is as versatile as its main ingredient, is tapenade.
On Tuesday, May 7, Sweetwater Independent School District will host Kindergarten Round-Up at Southeast Elementary School. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2013-2014 school year.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2013, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with expenses.
An estimated 110, 470 Texans are diagnosed with cancer each year and 37,984 will not survive.
Nolan County is joining over 5,200 other communities worldwide to host the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an event to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us.
Relay For Life raises funds to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.