October 19th, 2011
The Sweetwater volleyball team still may be a longshot to make the state playoffs.
But a Brownwood team on the verge of clinching a postseason berth for the eighth consecutive year discovered Tuesday that the Lady Mustangs were not about to roll over for them.
Instead, Sweetwater ral-lied after a slow start to take a convincing 3-1 win at Mustang Gym and keep its playoff chances alive. After losing 25-20 in Game 1, the Lady Mustangs swept past the Lady Lions by scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-13.
The streets of Downtown Roscoe were lined with people from the surrounding communities and beyond to enjoy the West Texas Wind Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Many vendors were open for business selling food, jewelry, desserts and much more. The Bellamy Brothers also performed at the event and fireworks were displayed towards the end of the evening.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will host their annual benefit lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to benefit the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, at the Masonic Lodge, located at 324 Oak Street. Chili and beans will be served with a drink and dessert for $8. Carry out will be available. Silent auction items will also be on display at the lunch.
Last year, the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge raised over $4,000 for the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
Shown are Lance Kellors, Administrator of Ballinger Hospital; Robbie Dewberry, Administrator of Mitchell County Hospital; and Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital; with Representative Mike Conaway of the 11th Congressional District. Six Texas rural hospital administrators and two representatives of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals visited with 22 legislators from the Texas delegation last week in Washington D.C. to discuss challenges related to providing medical care in rural Texas and the impact of proposed reimbursement cuts in Medicare.
The Nolan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) will have a sign-up for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) from Oct. 17, 2011 through Nov. 16, 2011.
Producers that had fences damaged or destroyed due to wildfires may be eligible for cost-share assistance to rebuild or repair their fences. ECP payments are subject to FSA eligibility regulations and funding availability.
For more information or to make an appointment to sign-up, please call your local Farm Service Agency at 325-235-8693.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 160 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 19 arrests from Oct. 14-16, 2011.
The SPD received 82, 911 calls.
â€˘ 500 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of E. 13th.
â€˘ Family violence assault impede breath/circulation â€” #17 Coral Cove.
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of Avenue K.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Crane.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male Juvenile, 15 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€˘ Male Juvenile, 15 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€˘ Krystal McGee, 28 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Christian Coppler, 30 â€” Warrant.
Wayne V. McDonald
A graveside service for Wayne V. McDonald, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Huron Valley Cemetery in Flat Rock, Mich. under the direction of Ford Chapel Funeral Home. Local arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Ford Chapel Funeral Home in Rockwood, Michigan.
McDonald died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at his residence in Sweetwater.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18
Roscoe runners at Baird meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Brownwood â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater runners at Cisco meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high at Crosbyton (7th and 8th grade) starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Crosby-ton, 6:30 p.m.
Dylon Adames is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Adames is a 195-pound senior who has been the starting center on the Mustangsâ€™ offensive line the past three years. In last weekâ€™s 28-6 win over Big Spring, he blocked a field goal attempt, had one QB pressure and assisted on one tackle.
Sweetwater got a split de-cision against Big Spring in sub-varsity District 5-3A volleyball action this past Friday at Mustang Gym.
The Sweetwater freshmen beat Big Spring 16-25, 25-21, 25-22 in their match, while Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity lost to Big Spring 21-25, 22-25.