April 9th, 2012
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club presented a check for the A‚Äôs R Us Program at the March SISD School Board Meeting. Pictured making the presentation is local Kiwanian Leader Bill Haley.
The Kiwanis Club provides an opportunity for students to perform each year in the local Star Search. Proceeds from the Star Search support the A‚Äôs R Us program which is another program the Kiwanis Club began.
Pictured with Haley is Sweetwater ISD School Board President, Becky Jimenez.
Kayden George Hill, one month, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Sweetwater.
He will be cremated. Services will be planned at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hill was born Feb. 26, 2012, in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his father, Brian Hill, Jr. of Sweetwater; his mother, Lisa Gonzales of Sweetwater; and brother, Rian Hill of Sweetwater.
Betty Sue Rawlings, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Betty was born on Feb. 21, 1937, in Nolan County, Texas to Ernest Leonard and Elois (Allan) Foust. She worked as a sub-contractor for many years before retiring.
ROTAN ‚ÄĒ Opal Upshaw, 85, died Friday April 6, 2012, at an Odessa hospital.¬†Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.¬†Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
MONDAY, APRIL 9
Sweetwater JV hosts Wall, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls play final leg of district tournament at Brownwood.
Blackwell teams play final leg of district tournament at Baird.
Sweetwater JV teams play district tournament at Big Spring.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
Sweetwater varsity vs. Ranger Junior College JV at Ranger, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play final leg of district tournament at Abilene Wylie.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams begin district meet at Wylie.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Another very busy week of district competition for Nolan County high school athletes resumes Monday, when the Sweetwater girls golf team plays the final leg of its 5-3A tournament at Brownwood. Blackwell‚Äôs golf teams also wrap up their tournament Monday as they play in Baird.
The Sweetwater boys golf team goes to Wylie to play the third and final leg of its 5-3A tournament Tuesday. Both Sweetwater teams are in second place and need a top-two finish to advance to regional tournaments.
ABILENE ‚ÄĒ After scor-ing a season-high 15 runs in a key win at Big Spring three days earlier, Sweet-water again brought out the big lumber on Friday when it traveled to Wylie for the last of four straight road games in District 5-3A softball play.
And after a 10-6 win, the Lady Mustangs are on the verge of making history as just the second team to advance to postseason play since Sweetwater began playing UIL softball.
ABILENE ‚ÄĒ For four in-nings of Friday‚Äôs rematch, a Sweetwater team that had lost 16-1 at home to Wylie in its District 5-3A opener stood toe-to-toe with the first-place Bulldogs.
The Mustangs even held a brief 4-1 lead after pushing across three runs in their half of the fourth inning before Wylie tied it by scor-ing three runs as well.
Unfortunately, the scor-ing pretty much ended there for Sweetwater, while Wylie was just getting started. The Bulldogs took their first lead, 8-4, with a four-run fifth and went on to a 10-5 win over the Mustangs.
8TH GRADE BOYS
95 points (3rd place)
2400 ‚ÄĒ Brandon Gutier-rez 3rd (9:14.28)
400 relay ‚ÄĒ 3rd (48.99 ‚ÄĒ Max Gomez, Deshaun Wil-liams, Max Nemir, Austin Kamer)
800 ‚ÄĒ Adan Sanchez 6th (2:34.77)
110 hurdles ‚ÄĒ Mark Law-rence 2nd (17.66)
100 ‚ÄĒ Deshaun Williams 3rd (12.28); Austin Kamer 5th (12.65)
300 hurdles ‚ÄĒ Mark Lawrence 2nd (44.94); Max Nemir 4th (50.68)
200 ‚ÄĒ Max Gomez 4th (26.17); Austin Kamer 5th (26.56)
1600 ‚ÄĒ Brandon Gutier-rez 2nd (5:45.90)
1600 relay ‚ÄĒ 3rd (4:09.60 ‚ÄĒ Max Nemir, Mark Law-rence, Deshaun Williams, Isaiah Gonzales)
Discus ‚ÄĒ Branson Guel-ker 4th (99-0 3/4)
Suzan Hughes-Kennedy (artist, art coach), Lillian Jay Neal (art teacher at Snyder JHS), and Rhonda Wilks (portrait artist, private art lessons) are April‚Äôs Artists of the Month at the County-City Library. All three are Prophetic Artists, with the bulk of their work centering on religion.