November 12th, 2012
Many people supported veterans and celebrated Veterans Day at the annual Run for the WASP 5k run/1.3 mile walk/ kids fun run on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 on Avenger Field Road. The museum's new Stearman PT-17 did flyovers during the race.Â There were overÂ 45 from the Dallas/ Midland/Odessa/Big Springs/Denton/ Abilene/Azle and surrounding areas.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital leverages the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to quit
Smokers who are choosing a date to put an end to their potentially deadly habit can mark Nov. 18, on their calendar. The Great American Smokeout is the day where tobacco users across the nation are encouraged to go 24 hours without smoking a cigarette or chewing tobacco and begin an effort to quit.
On Monday evening, Nov. 5, students from Sweetwater High School (SHS)--who are part of the local FFA (Future Farmers of America) program--took part in the Lone Wold District FFA Leadership Development Event (LDE) contest at Western Texas College in Snyder.
The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be hosting a benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 15, to continue to raise funds for auditorium improvements. The concert will feature accomplished pianist and modern pop artist, Kristine Mirelle.
Mirelle, a Roswell, New Mexico native, was an International Guild pianist by the age of 13 and wrote her first full-length classical piece at age 8. She now writes, sings and produces her own music, which she describes as burlesque/pop.
Her performances include her piano playing, along with dance; and she sings in both English and Spanish.
Patricia L. Null, age 70, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Mulberry.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 100 block of CR 220.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sheldon Eveland, 37 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made five arrests on Nov. 8, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
ABILENE â€” Sweetwater knew coming into Fridayâ€™s season finale at Wylie that its playoff hopes rested on a near-flawless effort on both sides of the ball, plus some outside help. But it was second-ranked Wylie that had that kind of game instead as the unbeaten Bulldogs (10-0 overall, 5-0 in District 4-3A) struck early and often for a 55-20 victory which ended the Mustangsâ€™ year.
The Sweetwater freshman football team ended its season by beating Wylie 16-6 here on Thursday.
Sweetwater trailed Wylie 6-0 before scoring on the last 16 points.
Dâ€™Jaman West scored on a 15-yard run to tie the game and Adrian Vizzerra caught a two-point pass to give Sweetwater the lead. A 50-yard fumble return by Max Nemir for a touchdown extended the lead to 14-6, and Vizzerra ran over the two-point PAT to complete Sweetwaterâ€™s comeback.
Sweetwater had several standouts on both sides of the ball against Wylie.
Blackwellâ€™s football team secured its first postseason berth since the 2008 seas-on by edging Panther Creek, 58-54, on Friday.
This also marks only the second time that Blackwell has reached the playoffs since the 2002 season. The team will advance to face Loraine in bi-district at Hermleigh this Friday.
No other details were available at press time but will be in Mondayâ€™s paper.
Big Spring 0-5
+Wylie will be representing the district in the Division I (big school) playoffs starting this week, while Monahans and Greenwood will both be playing in the Division II (small school) playoffs.
Cross Plains 5-2
+Albany will represent the district in the Division I playoffs, with Hamlin and Cross Plains competing in the Division II playoffs.
SIX-MAN, DIV. I