March 29th, 2013
Larry Black of Roscoe was elected President of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) at the recent Joint Cooperative Meeting for the 2013-2014 year. Black is the general manager for the Central Rolling Plains Cooperative in Roscoe. Black started in the co-op industry in 1981 as a suction hand at Quanah Farmers Co-op located in northern Texas. He became manager at Quanah in 1987. In 2002, Black moved to Roscoe to manage Roscoe Co-op, which became Central Rolling Plains Co-op in 2007 following the merger of Roscoe and Inadale Co-ops, orchestrated by Black.
The County-City Library continues to be a vital part of the community and the number of patrons continues to grow and every part of the library is used on a regular basis to serve the people of the community.
Johnny Cash fans will have the opportunity to relive a Cash performance by way of Bennie Wheels, who will make his way to Sweetwater again. This Johnny Cash tribute artist will put on a show at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 30, performing many of Cashâ€™s hits. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater Municipal Band will not be a part of the musical entertainment as planned, but instead Crystal Meneses will open for Wheels.
A few Woman's Forum members met at the County-City Library recently to assemble Library Tag Day letters to be mailed.
Library Tag Day will be held Wednesday, April 3. Anyone wishing to give a donation may take it to the County-City Library.
Members pictured are Linda Everhart, Kathy Shadley, Jana Fry and Karan Bergstrom. Attending the meeting but not pictured is Betty Ayres.
As a result of unopposed candidates, the Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD) will also be canceling their election on Saturday, May 11.
The cancellation was approved by the NCHD board during their meeting at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) on Monday night. The following directors were uncontested and will serve a new, two-year term: Linda Kite, District 2; Steve Holcomb, District 4; Jose Villafranca, District 6 and Kirby Andrews, District 7.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Maintenance Department has recently completed many projects and are already looking ahead to their summer plans.
The construction/maintenance update was given by Scott Lambert, the districtâ€™s maintenance director, during the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
As mentioned in last monthâ€™s meeting, the west side ticket booth at the Mustang Bowl will be remodeled this summer to look similar to the booth on the south end. Pillars will be placed from the end of the tennis courts to the bus barn.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Mar. 27, 2013.
The SPD received 36, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Credit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Irene Guerro, 40 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Ernesto Guerro-Resendes, 27 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Jimmy McQueen, 21 â€”Â Theft/public intoxication.
â€¢ Shanna Metcalf, 22 â€”Â Warrants.
ABILENE â€” After a split decision Thursday at Wylie, Sweetwaterâ€™s softball and baseball teams both share the lead in District 4-3A â€” and nothing will change un-til at least next Friday.
The Lady Mustang soft-ball team (4-1) won 7-3 to remain in a tie for first place with Snyder in the district at the halfway point.
But the Mustang baseball team (3-1) lost, 14-7, to fall out of undisputed first place and into a three-way tie with Big Spring and Wylie.
The next action for Sweet-waterâ€™s teams will be April 5 at Snyder. The district is taking a break due to student testing next week.
Your Good Friday forecast is bringing in a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m. Otherwise, we'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 79 with southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 58. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
On Saturday, we'll see highs in the 80s and lows in the upper 50s. Winds will shift throughout the day from the south to west-southwest and in the evening will come from the east with gusts as high as 20 mph.