April 13th, 2013
Sweetwater Middle School had a number of its athletes competing at the season-ending district track meet April 6 in Big Spring. Results follow:
8TH GRADE BOYS
Team point total
and place unavailable
2400 â€” Michael Garcia 4th (9:01.78)
400 relay â€” 5th (48.88 â€” Gabriel Salazar, Hunter Mobley, Matthew Figueroa, Jacoby Hunt)
100 â€” Hunt 5th (12.39)
800 relay â€” 5th (1:44.59 â€” Salazar, Hunt, Figueroa, Mobley)
400 â€” Mobley 3rd (58.13)
1600 â€” Garcia 6th (5:49.40)
1600 relay â€” 6th (4:22.47 â€” Daniel Mendoza, Thomas Browning, Tyler Rea, Junior Lawhon)
Shot put â€” Hunt 5th (36-3 1/2)
Roscoe hosted the District 13-1A track meet on Thursday that also included Highland. Both schools advanced several athletes to the area meet this week.
Individual results are listed for Roscoe, Highland athletes only
* Area qualifier
Team totals â€” 1. Ira 161; 2. Highland 148; 3. Roscoe 137; 4. Westbrook 110; 5. Hermleigh 21; 6. Loraine 18.
100 â€” 6. Sydny Helbert, Highland, 14.75; 7. Schyler Kimbrell, Highland, 14.78.
200 â€” 1. *Sabrina Romero, Highland, 28.76; 5. Schyler Kimbrell, Highland 30.94; 7. Sydny Helbert, Highland, 31.17.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
Sweetwater JV will host Monahans, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Monahans at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet).
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
The owners of Paradise Boutique in Sweetwater, sisters Jacqi Johnson Martinez and Sheretta Johnson are celebrating â€” and now very busy â€” after a pair of their custom bling boots recently made their way, and a big impression, on the Fox Television show American Idol.
According to the sisters, they were contacted a few weeks ago by a friend of American Idol contestant Janelle Arthur of Tennessee, wanting a pair of their blinged boots for Arthur to wear on stage.
The spring season is in full bloom, which means it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors!
On Saturday, April 27, Cornerstone Christian School will host "Beat the Street for Little Feet"--a family-fun event that will get everyone active and assist the local school. The function will be held on the school campus, located at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater.
ROTAN â€“ William â€śBillâ€ť Harris King, 72, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his residence.Â Arrangements were made with Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Services will be at a later date.
Bill was born Oct. 27, 1940, to R.L. and Dovie Waldine (White) King at Little Rock, Ark.Â He lived in Snyder until moving to Rotan in 1980.Â Bill then moved to Las Vegas, Nev. and then to Sweetwater in 2003.Â He was a devoted friend and was always willing to help others in any manner.Â
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Merrie King and Tammie King; and one sister, Brenda Morris.
Harold Duvall, age 83, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Sweetwater.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Reverend Juanelle Jordan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Johanna DeJong Collins, 96, of Sweetwater, passed away on April 10, 2013.
Jo was born in Springfield, S.D. on Nov. 15, 1916. She graduated from Springfield High School and continued on to receive a teaching degree from Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, S.D. and a Bachelor's degree in education from Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb.
A private family memorial service is planned with local arrangements by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued two citations and made five arrests on April 11, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Prowler â€” 900 block of W. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jennifer Adkins, 30 â€”Â Warrant/theft.
â€˘ Megan Treadway, 20 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Tommy Serrano, 25 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Jeramiah Dillin, 31 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Justin Coutts, 27 â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on April 11, 2013.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Growing up my parents loved to listen to country music. Of course that meant that while we were traveling, we had the privilege of listening too. One song in particular stuck in my head that went like this: â€śIâ€™ve got a tiger by tail itâ€™s plain to see...â€ť Iâ€™m sure many of you remember that song. Itâ€™s about a man that went bear hunting, and when he finally caught one, he didnâ€™t know what to do with it.