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March 19th, 2012

Sign up for Family FunFair

March 19, 2012

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Breaking Weather

March 19, 2012

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 84 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
CALLAHAN
COKE
COLEMAN
CONCHO
CROCKETT
FISHER
GLASSCOCK
HASKELL
HOWARD
IRION
JONES
KENT
KING
MIDLAND
MITCHELL
NOLAN
REAGAN
RUNNELS
SCHLEICHER
SCURRY
SHACKELFORD
STERLING
STONEWALL
SUTTON
TAYLOR
THROCKMORTON
TOM GREEN

Hudson Moore to perform in Sweetwater

March 19, 2012

JavaJax will be hosting a very special, mid-week live music performance on Wednesday evening, March 21. En route from Austin's SXSW (south by southwest) Music Festival to a show in Lubbock on March 22, Hudson Moore will be playing in Sweetwater.

Pedro P. Elizando, Jr.

March 19, 2012

Pedro P. Elizardo, Jr., age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Nolan Nursing & Rehab.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Lionel Mendez, Sr. officiating. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangments are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Lifters place at state

March 19, 2012

All four of Sweetwater High School’s athletes placed at the girls state powerlifting meet that was held on Saturday in Corpus Christi.
Loni Mendez had SHS’ top finish, placing seventh in the 181-pound weight class. She lifted 795 pounds with a 315-pound squat, 165-pound bench press and 315-pound dead lift.

Biggest Winner contest kicks off Monday

March 19, 2012

Pictured is Gloria Isom, Shelia Ellison, Tanja Jennings and Linda Kite all employees at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department. They are busy getting ready for the Biggest Loser Winner Contest which became a nightmare on Elm Street with 47 teams registering for the contest. All team members will weigh-in on Monday at their designated location and the contest will kick-off at 6 p.m. at the Sweetwater High School track field.

Local girl competes in Abilene Idol

March 19, 2012

A Sweetwater girl has the chance to become the first-ever Abilene Idol.
Twelve-year-old Journee Pugh, a sixth grader at Highland ISD, competed in the preliminary round held at the Mall of Abilene on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
The talent competition is sponsored by Chorus Abilene and the Steve Arthur Family Foundation in Abilene.
Journee was one of 103 contestants who sang to advance to the final round. She is the youngest finalist out of twelve performers and three alternates; the oldest is 47.

McBride announces Hope For The Warriors Scholarship Program

March 19, 2012

Nolan County VCSO Robert R. McBride is pleased to announce the Hope For The Warriors Scholarship Program.

Lone Star Ag, a bank that pays you back

March 19, 2012

Lone Star, ACA (Lone Star Ag Credit), the premier ag-lender in Texas, is pleased to announce its cash patronage payout of $2,000,000. Due to the financial position of the Association, the Board of Directors voted in December to return this cash payment to their stockholders from 2011 earnings. This amount raises the 10-year total to more than $38 million returned to customers.

Blotters for March 15, 2012

March 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on March 15, 2012.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of W. New Mexico.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 1300 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jean Raven, 24 — Family violence assault/endangering a child.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on March 15, 2012.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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