September 25th, 2012

Outstanding male citizen named at Chamber Banquet

September 25, 2012

Cyrus Dale McCreight was named the 2012 Outstanding Male Citizen at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Last year's Outstanding Male Citizen, Vershell Smith, made the presentation for the 2012 Outstanding Male Citizen, Cyrus Dale McCreight.
"President Foster, members of the Chamber and guests, I have a gentleman to announce," said Smith. "This person is a rather private individual, but full of life. He is smart, sociable, religious and some say, very complex."

Outstanding business named at Chamber Banquet

September 25, 2012

Roscoe State Bank was named the 2012 Business of the Year at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Last year's Business of the Year, Wind Energy Turbine Services (WETS), made the presentation for the 2012 Business of the Year, Roscoe State Bank. Reece McCain made the presentation.
"In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States. The Model T by Ford wasn’t in production yet. People haven’t ever heard the term World War. But in early December of that same year, this 2012 Business of the Year opened its doors for the first time 106 years ago," he stated.

Burn ban to remain lifted

September 25, 2012

The burn ban was approved to remain lifted in Nolan County during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, September 24 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Just last week--at their meeting on September 17, the decision was made to lift the burn ban. The continued lifting of the ban will remain in effect for the next two weeks, or until the next appointed meeting date.

One dies in wreck, others transported

September 25, 2012

Five transports were made after an one-vehicle wreck on Highway 84, north of Roscoe around 2:30 p.m.
Two patients were flown via helicopter to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. One patient was in serious condition when flown and later died from injuries sustained in the wreck while the other was in stable condition.
Three other patients were taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital via ambulance. All were in stable condition.

Blotters for September 21-23, 2012

September 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 109 calls for service, issued two citations and made 10 arrests from Sept. 21-23, 2012.

The SPD received 51, 911 calls.

• 200 block of Grape.

Calls for service:
• Striking a fixed object — 200 block of Grape.
• Burglary of a building — 800 block of E. 17th.
• Theft — 1600 block of Elm.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 15 — Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.
• Joshua McQueen, 17 — Trespassing on school property.
• Michael Amos, 49 — Public intoxication.
• Mary Ballenger, 35 — Warrant.

Weekly Sports Calendar

September 25, 2012

Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Cooper, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Snyder (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 6:30 p.m.
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners are at Merkel meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Brownwood at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Brownwood at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshmen host Brownwood, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.

Kelsi digs one out

September 25, 2012

Sweetwater’s Kelsi Cros-son (7) digs out a return volley in Saturday’s Dis-trict 4-3A opener against Monahans while her twin sister Kendra Crosson (8) and Janell Walker look on.
Sweetwater lost to the state-ranked Lady Loboes in four games and will try again for its first District 4-3A win today when the team travels to Snyder (0-1).

Tennis results

September 25, 2012

Here are the Sweetwater varsity tennis team’s results Saturday at Levelland:
Girls doubles — Jenny Medellin and Kristen Casto lost 2-8; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe lost 6-8; Vida Gamez and Kayla Sage lost 6-8.
Boys doubles — Bryan Vause and Isaiah Hernan-dez won 8-4; Stephen Shipp and Keygan Valdez won 8-5; Zach Bax and Billy Reeves won 8-6.
Mixed doubles — Michael Redondo and Brianna Hicks lost 4-8.

Local forecast for Tuesday

September 25, 2012

Tuesday's weather will be mostly sunny and breezy with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 68, and south winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Any rain on the way this week? Head to to find out.

September 24th

Special flag presented to Jaycees

September 24, 2012

At the Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Awards Banquet held Sept. 22, 2012, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Eddy Gossett, along with U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Albert Rodriguez, presented a flag flown on the battlefield in Afghanistan to the outgoing and incoming presidents of the Jaycee and Rooster organizations.
Staff Sgt. Gossett and Lance Corporal Rodriguez are both Sweetwater natives and recently returned from deployment.

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