Pio MuĂ±oz, right, was the top finalist in the Nolan County Truck Roadeo for TxDOTâ€™s Abilene District and was recognized by District Engineer Lauren GarduĂ±o, P.E. MuĂ±oz, a maintenance section assistant, earned the right to represent his maintenance section in the district-wide Roadeo held recently in Abilene and competed against 33 other drivers. The Texas Department of Transportation sponsors the annual Roadeo as part of the fleet safety training. The drivers are tested on several skills involving vehicle inspection, backing, stopping, docking and other safe driving habits.
Jerod Peek, Sweetwater Rotary Club President, presented a check for $500 to Sweetwater Goodfellows Vice President Ken Becker.Â Donations to the Sweetwater Goodfellows will help local children and families during the Christmas season.Â Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to local families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. The schedule for this year includes a toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Dec. 3, with distribution of the toys and food on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made no arrests on Nov. 29, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Consumption of alcohol by a minor â€” 1000 block of Locust.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 29, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Robert Galdiano Hernandez, Jr., 60, of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Inmate transport/MHMR â€”Â Big Spring.
Martha Burleson passed away at home, with family by her side, on Nov. 26, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 59.
She was born May 9, 1952, in Sweetwater, Texas to C.W. and Izadora Lewis.
Martha was survived by her husband, Homer Burleson, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Kent Marquess; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Jennifer Burleson; grandson, Jacob Burleson and numerous other loving family members and friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Texas.
Geraldine â€śJerryâ€ť Stewart, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her sonâ€™s home in Fisher County, Texas.
She was born in Elk City, Okla. on April 9, 1924, to her parents, Slater and Velma Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Although Roscoe did not enjoy its usual level of football success this past season, several of the Plowboy athletes have earned recognition on the All-District 7-A, Division II football team.
Five of Roscoeâ€™s players were named to the all-district first team, all on defense. They were senior Corey Hatcher at defensive tackle, senior Devon Freeman at defensive end, senior Eric Padilla at inside linebacker, senior Matthew Cuellar as a utility player and sophomore Luke Rovig at defensive back.
State-ranked Wall used a relentless outside shooting attack here Tuesday to slowly wear down Sweetwater in the teamsâ€™ non-district boys basketball contest.
The Hawks hit seven treys to none for the Mustangs, and a 24-5 run in the middle two periods led to their decisive 68-44 win.
Wall and Sweetwater held all three boys games at the middle school gym due to water-related problems at the high school that forced school officials to cancel classes on Tuesday.
CLYDE â€” Playing its first game since the Thanks-giving break, Sweetwater led Clyde 7-6 after the first quarter on Tuesday.
But a disastrous second quarter and cold shooting for the rest of the game were too much for the Lady Mustangs to overcome as Clyde â€” which outscored Sweetwater 21-1 in the second period â€” rolled to a convincing 45-19 victory.
A number of Nolan County high school teams are participating in three-day basketball tournaments starting Thursday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity boys and girls play at events in Coahoma and Ballinger, re-spectively, while Blackwell is hosting its annual Oak Creek Classic that also in-cludes the Roscoe boys and girls, and Highlandâ€™s teams will be at Bronte. Highland hosts its annual tournament next week.
Here are the tournament schedules:
(Sweetwater varsity boys)
10:30 a.m. â€” Stanton vs. Midland High JV (Pool B)
The Sweetwater Goodfellows were started by four Rotarians in approximately 1929.Â The Goodfellows have gone through many changes over the years.Â Today their mission is â€śto provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.â€ťÂ