October 24th, 2012
Invasive breast cancer strikes 12 percent of American women. As the leading cancer among females, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones and raising awareness regarding the importance of advance detection at the Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 26.
Taking place at the RPMH ER Classroom, the luncheon will feature keynote speaker Charlotte Brooks who will speak on her firsthand experience with breast cancer. Brooks is known locally as a business leader, philanthropist and volunteer.
Only days after it was reported that a private investigator was hired to assist in the Hailey Dunn disappearance case, some new information is surfacing.
Abilene news outlets KRBC and KTAB--who both report under the bigcountryhomepage.com website--have released a letter that they say could possibly reveal new details on the last moments when the missing Colorado City teenager was seen almost two years ago.
Sweetwater can take even more pride in one of their home-grown celebrities, as John "Bradshaw" Layfield, a former professional wrestler, is now taking on a new challenge: climbing mountains for kids.
Layfield is involved with and leads a program that is an extension of the Beyond Sports initiative based in London called "Beyond Rugby Bermuda". Bermuda is a long way to go from Sweetwater, but Layfield first became acquainted with the area as a means to break away.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated and delivered a collection of used suitcases, toilet tissue, kleenex, paper towels, paper cups, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, soap and toothbrushes to Gateway Family Services.
Gateway ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in a five county area, Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent.
Multiple contracts between the county and Turner Construction--for service as construction manager at risk--for the remediation of the county courthouse faĂ§ade, construction of a new jail, and/or construction of new sheriff's offices was approved at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, October 22, 2012.
However, the contracts are strictly dependent on the result of the propositions before the public on the November 6 general election ballot. While presented with the chance to enter executive session on the matter, the commissioners took immediate action.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued two citations and made five arrests on Oct. 22, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â˘ 900 block of Newman.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft â 2700 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ Theft â 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Jonathan Torrez, 17 âÂ Warrants/evading arrest.
â˘ Elizabeth Torrez, 35 âÂ Hinder apprehension of known felon.
â˘ Lance Acothley, 25 âÂ Public intoxication.
â˘ Lorenzo Goodluck, 31 âÂ Public intoxication.
â˘ Isaiah Williams, 18 âÂ Warrants.
Everett Barnes, born August 28, 1937, in Center, TX, passed away into his heavenly home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
He grew up in Sweetwater and graduated from Texas Tech as an industrial engineer. He married the love of his life, Jacqueline Wicks on March 29, 1970, in Garden Grove, Calif.
Preceded him in death were his father, Chester Barnes; and his mother, Georgia (Jones) Barnes.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
Sweetwater runners at district meet in Snyder.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Big Spring, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Big Spring, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Big Spring at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin (tentative), 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high hosts Rotan (district opener), 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Rotan (district opener), 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high hosts Robert Lee (district opener), 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
Willie Norman is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Norman, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, had six catches for 103 yards last week against Midland Greenwood, and also recorded three solo tackles with one assisted tackle on defense.
Eight Sweetwater seniors played their final volleyball match in a three-game loss to No. 1-ranked Wylie on Tuesday at Mustang Gym.
Immediately after their 16-25, 19-25, 16-25 defeat, the eight Lady Mustangs â all of whom played key roles in Sweetwaterâs most successful season in four years â were recognized during a ceremony at the gym by Sweetwater coach Liz Miller, who admitted she wasnât ready for it to end.
âI thought we did pretty well tonight,â she said. âI was proud of them. We didnât just lay down. Iâm just sad that itâs over.