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March 8th, 2012

Glenn Franklin McCullogh

March 8, 2012

Sweetwater, TX — Glenn Franklin McCullough, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Lubbock Covenant Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held one hour before service time on Saturday.

Martha "Jo" Chiofalo

March 8, 2012

Martha “Jo” Chiofalo went to join the Lord on March 7, 2012, after passing away in Sweetwater, TX. She was born in Nolan County, TX, on Oct. 14, 1924, and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1941. She was married to Lawrence Chiofalo on March 11, 1967, in Connecticut. Mr. Chiofalo was a war hero, having survived the Pearl Harbor attack, helping numerous fellow servicemen to safety. Mr. Chiofalo previously predeceased Mrs. Chiofalo in death.

Lady ‘Stangs keep winning

March 8, 2012

Sweetwater won three of its four softball games at the Big Spring tournament this past weekend, and is now 9-5 overall heading into the team’s final two pre-district contests this weekend.
First-year coach Bobby Williams’ squad started out bracket play at Big Spring by shutting out Levelland 9-0 and Forsan 10-0, then beat Lamesa 8-5 before losing to Odessa High 5-1 and then falling to Hawley, 5-4, in the championship game of the Silver Bracket.

SHS boys regional powerlifters go to Sundown

March 8, 2012

These 14 Sweetwater High School boys will compete in the Region I, Division 2 powerlifting meet this Friday in Sundown. Seated from left are Kendall Rea, Johnathan Browning, Angel Caballero, Kyle Lambert, Mateo Gonzales, Sam Nemir, Anthony Palacios, Jay Lomas, Donald Baker, Austin Marlett; standing, Alex Garcia, Bray Amos, Ryan Linebaugh and Chase Saunders.

March 7th

Changes made to Round-Up to alleviate traffic, make a safer event

March 7, 2012

This weekend the Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesn’t come together without preparation. Meetings about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place nearing the event to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.

DECA students attend state competition conference

March 7, 2012

Sweetwater High School's DECA, a competitive business and marketing organization, chapter recently attended the state competition conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Two teams, consisting of four students, have advanced to the international competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. ICDC, (International Career Development Conference), invites qualifying students from all 50 states, several American territories, and a number of Canadian territories to attend the conference to compete, attend leadership conferences and earn scholarships.

Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert in Sweetwater

March 7, 2012

The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Sweetwater is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

SPFA raising money for wild land gear

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Professional Firefighters Association (SPFA) is selling t-shirts to raise money for the purchase of wild land gear for Sweetwater firefighters in the event of more wildfires. Last year, the White Hat Fire in southern Nolan County burned more than 80,000 acres. The equipment the SPFA is looking into purchasing will help immensely if there is a repeat of last summer.

Blotters for March 5, 2012

March 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued seven citations and made no arrests on March 5, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 400 block of Alexander.
• Assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 200 block of Lamar.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on March 5, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Attempt to locate — I-20.
• Inmate transport/dental — E. 15th Street.
• Illegal dumping — FM 1170.

Local sports calendar

March 7, 2012

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Golf
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Breckenridge tournament.
Track
Sweetwater middle school teams at Clyde meet.
Roscoe junior high teams host meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater boys qualifiers will compete at Region I, Division 2 meet in Sundown.
Softball
Sweetwater JV hosts Vernon, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Vernon, 6:30 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at Big Spring Invitational meet.

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes...
THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...

 

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