May 3rd, 2011
ROTAN- Janice â€śJanâ€ť Earle Thornton, passed away Monday May 2, 2011 at Hendrick Hospital.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 4, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of Rotan with Bro. Ward Hayes officiating.Â Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
ABILENE â€” Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith will be going to the Class 1A state track and field meet in Austin in the discus and shot put for the third consecutive year after winning both events in Region II-A competition Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.
Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy.
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist whoâ€™s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. It was nearly ten years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory.
Several Nolan County high school athletes will compete in regional track meets starting today.
Sweetwater has eight girls and one boy competing in the Region I-3A Track and Field Championships at Texas Tech Universityâ€™s Fuller Track in Lubbock. Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell have athletes at the Region II-A meet, which is being held at Abilene Christian University. The top two in each event advance to the state meet in Austin on May 13-14.
Blackwell High School pole vaulter Mason Magness will compete in his specialty at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Region II-A track meet to be held at Abilene Christian Universityâ€™s Elmer Gray Stadium.
Kinsey Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Kathleen Campbell â€” high jump
Kelsi Crosson â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Kendra Crosson â€” 1600-meter relay
Alicia Finn â€” discus
Brittany Lashinski â€” 400-meter relay
Jayci Shelton â€” 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 1600-meter relay
Suede Shirley â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 300-meter hurdles
Amber Craig â€” 1600-meter run
Jacinda Morales â€” 800-meter run
Austin Carrasco â€” 300-meter hurdles
Caden Smith â€” discus, shot put, 110-meter hurdles
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold a special volunteer coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Pioneer Museum.
"If you have volunteered for anything involving the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce in the past year, come on by and enjoy the event," said Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy. "The Pioneer Museum will be the host for the special coffee, but this coffee is not only for chamber members, but for chamber volunteers."
What would you do to inspire todayâ€™s youth? Would you skate across America? Well thatâ€™s what Austin Szelkowski, the Freedom Skater, is doing. He started just across Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, on October 4, 2010 and plans to travel across the United States to Santa Monica, California by mid-June. If you were one of the lucky residents of Sweetwater, you saw him skate down Broadway about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.
Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith threw a personal-best dis-tance of 170 feet, 8 inches in winning the discus at a regional qualifiers meet in Glen Rose.