April 22nd, 2011
Funeral services for Mary Alice Henington, 89, of Plainview, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
Henington died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Lubbock
Two teams who havenâ€™t had much go right for them since the start of district play â€” Sweetwater and Big Spring â€” wrap up their seasons at 7 p.m. today in Big Spring with little more than pride at stake.
Sweetwater brings a 1-6 record into todayâ€™s finale, but the win came over Big Spring, which has yet to claim a victory in its seven district games.
The Mustangs won, 3-2, in Sweetwater on April 5 as Kris Mayes threw his second career no-hitter.
LUBBOCK â€” After failing to make it to state in his two previous oppor-tunities, the third time was finally a charm for Sweetwaterâ€™s Ryan Mercer at the Region I-3A golf tournament.
On Thursday, Mercer claimed a state berth as he shot 75 for a 147 total, finishing second among all medalists â€” just three behind Hunter Wade of Perryton â€” but with the best two-day score of any medalist not on one of the top two teams.
This yearâ€™s Class 3A boys state tournament will be held May 12-13 at Austinâ€™s Roy Kizer Golf Course.
Four Nolan County area high school basketball play-ers and one Nolan County coach have been given All-Big Country recognition by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Highlandâ€™s Ryan Dollar was named the Class 1A, Division II girls coach of the year, and Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith was a second-team pick for the All-Big Country boys Super Team.
Highlandâ€™s Callie Sand-usky and Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn were named to the girls second team in Class 1A, Division II and Class 3A, respectively. Also, Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen received girls honorable mention in Class 1A, D-II.
HAMLIN â€” Roscoeâ€™s four regional track qualifiers in early May will include a pair of athletes who will compete in mul-tiple events after earning top-four finishes at the recent area track meet.
Caden Smith will com-pete in the Class 1A boys discus and shot put as well as in the 110 hurdles, while Jacinda Morales is going to regionals in the girls 800 and 1600.
Blackwell had three ath-letes who recently qualified for the area track meet held in Trent.
They were Mason Mag-ness in the boys pole vault, Mark Monroe in the boys 110 hurdles and Kaitlyn Gaston in the girls long jump and 100 dash.
However, none of the three athletes was able to advance to the regional track meet, which is scheduled for May 2-3 at Abilene Christian University.
Sweetwater was well represented at a network luncheon in Roscoe on April 13.Â Attendees included Tim Fambrough, Greg Wortham, Jim McKenzie, Jerod Peek, Eddie Brown, Terrie Blankenship, Jacque McCoy, Ken Becker, Kirstin Smith, Kirby Andrews, Rodney Foster and Carolyn Lawrence.
Roscoe community leaders hosted one of five network luncheons sponsored by Texas Midwest Community Network this spring.Â The luncheon was held at the Roscoe Community Center.Â Immediately following lunch, discussion focused on â€śEffective Local Effortsâ€ť.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued two citations and made four arrests on April 19, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ Burglary of building â€” 500 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Aaron TreviĂ±o, 21 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Justin Tollison, 19 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Arturo TreviĂ±o, 52 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Stephen Getty, 55 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served five civil papers and made no arrests on April 19, 2011.
JOSHUA â€” Lori Lynn McKenzie, 36, of Joshua, an Ellis County deputy sheriff, left this life to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Joshua.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ellis County Sheriff Officerâ€™s Association or First United Methodist Church of Joshua Food Pantry.
Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter is a single shot out of the lead at the Region I-3A golf tournament in Lubbock after the first round of play.
Mercer shot 72 Wednes-day at Meadowbrook Can-yon Course and trails only Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade. The tournament wraps up today and if Mercer puts together another solid round, he has a chance to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Austin that is set for May 12-13.
This is Mercerâ€™s third straight trip to regionals. The top two teams and the top two individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament.