February 23rd, 2011
February is American Heart Month and Sweetwater residents are doing their part to raise awareness for heart health and funds for the American Heart Association. Texas National Bank employees organized a bake sale last week with all of the proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Shown are Carolyn Alexander, Jennifer Cantu, Jerrie Gee, Lynda Ensminger, Cynthia Serrano, Cindy Martinez, Jessica Galindo and Kathy Staggs. The Nolan County American Heart Association Board will be hosting their first Wear Red Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb.
James Earnest Toland, Sr., 63, of Caddo Mills, died Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011.
James was born July 25, 1947, to Earnest and Leta Faye Toland in Abilene, Texas. He had retired as a senior manager for Honeywell in Richardson, Texas. James proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War in Korea and Taiwan. He also served as a State Trooper in Maryland and as Police Chief in Haskell, Texas.
SAN ANGELO â€” There was no fourth quarter rally this time.
By then Highland already had things well under con-trol at Angelo State Univer-sityâ€™s Junell Center, thanks to a 15-4 third quarter surge that sparked the Lady Hornets to a lopsided 53-32 victory over Bronte in the teamsâ€™ regional quarterfinal playoff on Tuesday.
With the win, the Lady Hornets (22-11) advance to the Region II-A, Division II tournament that starts Friday and will be played at Abilene Christian Universi-tyâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
Dogs are searching the landfill in Big Spring this afternoon looking for clues in the disappearance of Hailey Dunn, according to Colorado City city manager Pete Kampfer.
Investigators are searching the landfill as part of the elimination process of search areas.
The search may be related to follow ups on a combination of both new leads and old leads, Kampfer said.
Dunn, 13, was last seen on Dec. 27 at her home in Colorado City.
Freda Radcliff is one of "Hailey's Angels," a group of six who organized a volunteer appreciation dinner this weekend for search crews combing through the fields for the missing Colorado City teen.
"We weren't appreciated for what we tried to do for them," said Radcliff.
Radcliff says there's only one way to describe it.
"A big fiasco," she said.
The culprit, a video created by "Hailey's Angels" that chronicled search efforts from the 13-year old's disappearance to now.
World War II (WWII) veterans are being offered the chance of a lifetime â€” a free trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The West Texas Honor Flight has up to 125 seats available to be filled by area veterans. The group uses this opportunity to honor and thank WWII veterans for their service to the nation. Participants will receive accommodations, food and transportation free of charge. Medical personnel and other volunteers will be on hand to assist the veterans during the trip as well.
Many local residents celebrated Presidentsâ€™ Day with days off of work and American flags being displayed. Feb. 12 was President Lincolnâ€™s birthday and Feb. 22 is President Washingtonâ€™s birthday. Show are flags displayed at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
Sandra Light of Maryneal recently donated items that she made to the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater. One of the items donated was a velvet quilt. Another item that Light donated was a knitted sweater with intricate beading. Light has made many quilts and knitted many sweaters over the years. "My daughter owned a yarn shop and one year I knitted 54 sweaters," said Light.
Light mostly makes quilts now. She says that she has been quilting most of her life. "My mother quilted and thatâ€™s how I began. I've been quilting for about 55 years now."
Thelma Pauline Arnold, age 80, of Lubbock, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Lakeside Nursing & Rehab in Lubbock, Texas.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home with Chaplain Allen McGuire officiating.Â Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.Â
It seems hard to believe, but there was a time not all that long ago when the Highland girls basketball team struggled mightily to get victories.
During the five seasons from 1995 to 2000, the Lady Hornets won a total of just 15 games, including an 0-21 mark the final year.
But the start of the new millennium also marked a new era for the program.
Under head coach Shea Baucom, Highland sudden-ly turned the corner starting with the 2001-02 season.