June 11th, 2011
A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respective-ly, at a tournament held here on June 4-5.
The two local teams were the Select, which won first-place honors, and the Venom, which took third place at the event.
The Select split its two pool games, losing to the Brownwood Reds 14-12 and beating the Dyess Athletics 8-1. In bracket play, the Select edged the San Angelo Rangers 13-12 on June 4, then beat the Venom 14-9 on June 5 to earn a rematch later that day with Brownwood in the final.
AT ABILENE SOUTHERN
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Wylie Yankees 13, Key City Yankees 3; Jim Ned Rangers 10, Sweet-water Astros 0
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Snyder Giants 10, Breckenridge Rangers 7; Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Southern Tigers 11
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
Wylie Yankees 8, Jim Ned Rangers 2; Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Snyder Giants 0
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Wylie Yankees 15, Cedar Creek Rattlers 6
AT ABILENE DIXIE
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Sweetwater Reds 14, Merkel Sluggers 1; Southern Red Raiders 13, Northern Blue Jays 3
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
A Mustang Baseball Camp is set for Monday through Thursday, June 13-16, at the high school baseball field.
An airplane from the Texas Forest Service drops fire retardant onto the fire near Lake Trammell in Nolan County.
Area firefighters were still battling a large blaze on Saturday afternoon in Nolan County near Lake Trammell. The fire began around 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, near a barn just off of County Road 145, near Camp Boothe Oaks according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. According to the Texas Forrest Service, 500 acres have already been burned. The Sweetwater Fire Department lost a truck during the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Nolan County authorities.
The Sweetwater Independent School District recently completed a process which included public input, surveys and a committee of students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators to come up with an improved dress code for Sweetwater ISD schools.Â "We began with a public forum months ago where the students modeled standard attire.Â Although standard attire did not receive the majority of votes, a definite majority supported change," stated Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.Â "The committee worked diligently to address the specific concerns of sagging and cleavage.Â The key will be consi
Carolyn Ann Pittman-Selinger, 72 of 3314 Sherbrook Road, Odessa, Texas, passed away on the 6th of June, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa.
Carolyn was born Carolyn Ann Pittman in Sweetwater, Texas, on February 2, 1939, to Roy and Eugenia Pittman. She graduated from the school system in Sweetwater and attended SMU in Dallas. She was later employed as a stewardess with Central Airlines.
Adelina Maria Beltran, of Colorado City passed away June 8, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Colorado City Cemetery with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating .
Nolan County's money is already hard at work.Â
The Nolan County United Way has distributed their first allocation for the year. This year there are nine agencies receiving funds: The American Red Cross, Gateway Family Services, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Back Pack Buddies, WTCAC (West Texas Child Advocacy Center), Cancer Services Network, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Women's Resource Center.Â
The Sweetwater Intermediate School cafeteria staff has Flaming Fling spirit. Pictured from left to right are Becky Gholson, Olivia Zuniga, Amy Mann and Gloria Chapman.