May 13th, 2011
AUSTIN â€” Ryan Mercer of Sweetwater shot a 2-over 73 on Thursday to enter todayâ€™s final round in a tie for fourth place in the boys individual stand-ings at the Class 3A state boys golf tournament.
Mercer, a junior who is making his first state appearance, trails first-round leader Sean Romero of Texarkana Pleasant Grove by just two strokes. He was scheduled to tee off for his final round at 8:10 a.m. today.
Mercer began his first round on the 17th hole as part of a shotgun start after a six-hour rain delay.
Roscoe High School student, Kaitlinn Reed was presented the Floyd L. Smith Memorial Scholarship check from the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association. Kaitlinn is going to be studying Dental Hygiene. She is shown with Sweetwater police officers Lance Richburg, Melinda Moncada, Sam Cunningham, Rob Hohman and Kurt Huckabee.
Walkers (and joggers) will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Nolan County.
Teams of Nolan County residents will gather at the Sweetwater High School track on June 3, 2011, for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay for Life is a family-oriented team event where participants can walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event.
A brief meeting was held by the Nolan County Commissioners' Court on Monday morning, May 9, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The commissioners met to consider the approval of removing the burn ban for the county, yet made the decision to keep the burn ban in place for the next two weeks.
The minutes from the April 25 meeting were approved as well, and a few reports were received from some of the county department heads. The reports came from the Nolan County Clerk and the Sheriff's Office.
National Hospital Week is upon us once again and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to leverage this opportunity to share with the community information about its dedicated team and the healthcare facilities it provides.
Roscoe and area residents enjoyed a Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Downtown Roscoe. Children are shown waiting for the parade to begin.
Sweetwater Christian School students performed their Spring Program for family and friends on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued seven citations and made one arrest on May 10, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢Â Mark Williams, 28 â€” Criminal trespass.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on May 10, 2011.
Arrested by DPS:
â€¢ David Wayne Shafer, 25 of Abilene â€” Taylor County warrant/bond forfeiture.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Marilyn Jean Johnson, 29 of Roby â€”Â Warrant/forgery financial instrument.
Funeral services for Glenn Bond Fitzgerald, 90, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Pastor Ron Chamberlain officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Fitzgerald died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Sweetwater.
When Caden Smith of Roscoe competes in the Class 1A boys discus Friday, he will be one of the most experienced athletes in the state track and field meet.
Smith, a senior who also competes in the shot put on Saturday, also qualified in the discus and shot put when he was a sophomore and junior. He actually went to state twice his sophomore year, when Roscoe won its first Class 1A basketball title with the 6-3, 250-pound Smith playing a major role in leading the Plowboys to the championship.