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March 2nd, 2012

Statewide gas price average increases a nickel

March 2, 2012

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is a nickel more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The current statewide average is $3.57.
The national average is $3.74, increasing 13 cents more than the average last week. The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average. The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Dallas at $3.59. Amarillo is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.41 for a gallon of regular unleaded. 

USDA announces CRP general sign-up

March 2, 2012

Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) Michael Scuse announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.

Blotters for February 29, 2012

March 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 29, 2012.

The SPD received 36, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of SW Georgia.
• 900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Open container in vehicle x2 — 900 block of Lamar.
• Fraud — 900 block of Lamar.
• Criminal trespass — 1900 block of Douglas.
Arrested by SPD:
• Raymond Frank Gonzales, 20 — Accident involving injury.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.

Derrel Eugene Turnbow

March 2, 2012

Funeral services for Derrel Eugene Turnbow, 78, of Roby will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Roby with Rev. Bill Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be at Roby Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Turnbow died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Manda Shed

March 2, 2012

Manda Shed, 90, of Gatesville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
A graveside service for Shed was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Toby Cemetery in Oakalla, Texas with Ernest Spiekerman and Charles McKamie officiating.

Local sports calendar

March 2, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park (Sportsman’s Field).
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity boys at Andrews tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Eula tournament.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls at regional team tournament in Odessa.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Canyon Reef Relays, Snyder.
Blackwell varsity teams will host meet.
Highland varsity teams compete at Sands meet.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Baseball

Wood Bat Classic results, schedule

March 2, 2012

at Newman Park
(Sportsman’s Field)
THURSDAY
Wall 8, Clyde 4
San Angelo Lake View 9, Post 2
Wall 12, San Angelo Lake View 2
Post 17, Clyde 13
TODAY
11 a.m. — Ranger Junior College JV vs. Post
1:30 p.m. — Wall vs. Ranger Junior College JV
4 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Post
6:30 p.m. — Wall vs. Sweetwater
SATURDAY
9 a.m. — San Angelo Lake View vs. Clyde
11:30 a.m. — San Angelo Lake View vs. Ranger Junior College JV
2 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Clyde
4:30 p.m. — Sweet-water vs. Ranger Junior College JV

Smoltz to be in Hermleigh at baseball field dedication

March 2, 2012

Former Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox pitcher amd current TBS sportscaster John Smoltz will make an appearance at Hermleigh High School on Saturday.
Smoltz will appear for the inauguration of the baseball field, and to speak to the Hermleigh Cardinals baseball and softball athletes and sign autographs.
Gates will open at 1:45 p.m. for the public to view the facilities.
At 2 p.m., Hermleigh ISD superintendent Gary Rotan will welcome and introduce Smoltz, who will sign auto-graphs from 2:15-2:45.

March 1st

Recipe of the Week: Pear Perfection

March 1, 2012

Yogurt with Pear and Coconut
Makes 4 servings
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded
coconut
2 tablespoons graham cracker
crumbs
1/2 cup Grape-Nuts or granola
cereal
1 tablespoon granulated stevia
extract, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ripe pears, such as Anjou or
Bosc, slightly firm to the touch
3 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, cereal, sweetener and cinnamon.
Peel, core and finely chop pears.
Spoon yogurt into 4 bowls and top

Walkathon raises money for AHA

March 1, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in Sweetwater recently held their first annual 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon on Friday, Feb. 17-Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
With February set aside as American Heart Month, the local hospital joined the nationwide effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association (AHA) promotes physical activity and a healthy diet to lower the risk of developing heart disease while increasing overall health.

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