March 9th, 2012
Highlandâ€™s Sierra Allen has been named the all-District 11-1A, Division II MVP, while teammate Kara Hughey also was named to the all-district team and three other Highland players â€” Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson â€” got all-district honorable mention.
In addition, Allen received an even bigger honor as she was named first team all-state by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association. Allen and Hughey have also both been named first team all-region by the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association.
Four girls will be repre-senting Sweetwater High School on March 17 at the state powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi after top-two finishes at regionals.
Loni Mendez, Joslyn Rosas, Cari Aguilar and Lexie Perez will go to state after qualifying at the regional meet held in Monahans, while Alexis Thompson qualified as a state alternate after garnering a third-place regional finish.
A total of 17 powerlifters â€” 14 from Sweetwater and another three from Roscoe â€” will represent Nolan County at Region I boys meets that are being held in Sundown this weekend.
Here are Sweetwater JV boys and girlsâ€™ track results from their season-opening meet at Snyder this past Friday:
100 â€“ Jay Lomas 4th (11.72)
200 â€” Jay Lomas 5th (24.90)
400 â€” Marquees Jenkins 4th (58.07); Quentin Wet-sel 5th (59.95)
800 â€” Zach Carrasco 6th (2:26.62)
1600 â€” Colton Scott 4th (5:53.30)
400 relay â€” 6th (51.13)
Shot put â€” Keagan Jef-frey 4th (30-7 1/2); Angel Caballero 5th (29-1 1/2)
100 â€“ Christen Gutierrez 6th (15.49)
200 â€” Christen Gutierrez 4th (32.32)
Shot put â€” Zanesha Col-lins 2nd (25-5); Sage Nelson 4th (24-3)
Discus â€” Zanesha Collins 2nd (77-8 1/2)
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center hosted this month's Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many filled the hallways and enjoyed networking and refreshments.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012.Â They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders.
Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 9-11, 2012. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.
Texas Chicken, located at 2014 Lamar in Sweetwater, is now open. Along with chicken, they also serve shrimp, fish, liver and gizzards. For more information or to inquire about job opportunities, call 235-1663. Texas Chicken is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued six citations and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Eric Brown, 24 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Michael Ellison, 51 â€” Deadly conduct/resisting arrest.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Michael Dewayne Green, 50, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.
Willie Ruth (Bahlman) Teague ended her 91-year earthly journey and was promoted to glory on March 7, 2012. She passed away in Duncan, Okla., after a brief illness.
Willie Ruth was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Winters, Runnels County, Texas, to Otto and Lena Bahlman. She was married to Philip E. Teague, her husband of 68 years, in Wilmeth, Texas, on Dec. 19, 1943. The family moved to Sweetwater, Texas, in 1948, where they lived south of the city until 2010 when they moved to Oklahoma to be near their son.