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October 7th, 2011

Mustang Band makes top ratings

October 7, 2011

Last Saturday the Sweetwater High School Band participated in the Buckaneer Band Festival in Breckenridge. Sweetwater was one of only three bands to earn a top rating at the contest. They received “1s” from all three judges and also won “Best Overall Colorguard” of the competition. Finally, sophomore clarinetist Chrysten Ivy was named “Most Outstanding Soloist” of the entire event.

SRPC to host Sight-In Day, awards scholarship

October 7, 2011

The Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club is sponsoring their second Rifle Sight-In Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Anyone going deer hunting next month will need to sight-in their rifle and are welcome to attend. SRPC will furnish the sight-in targets and man power to help sight-in firearms. The range entrance is just off Loop 170 (west of town) on Avenger Field Road to TSTC. For more information, call Carroll Kearney at 325-235-7572.

Statewide gas price average decreases seven cents

October 7, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.20, seven cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 
The national average is $3.39, six cents less than last week.  The statewide average price is 19 cents less than the national average. The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in El Paso at $3.33. Ft. Worth is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.07 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater’s gas is currently $3.38 a gallon.

Blotters for October 5, 2011

October 7, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Oct. 5, 2011.

The SPD received 10, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a motor vehicle — 1500 block of James.
• Burglary of a motor vehicle — 1500 block of Josephine.
• Theft — 2200 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD
• Male juvenile, 16 — Possession of a dangerous weapon.
• Danielle Rodriguez, 23 — Criminal trespass.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Oct. 5, 2011.

Myrtie Bredemeyer Ware

October 7, 2011

Myrtie Bredemeyer Ware, age 87, of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church in Sweetwater, Texas with Rev. James Baker and Rev. Chris Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Local Sports Calendar

October 7, 2011

FRIDAY, OCT. 7
Football
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity hosts Hamlin (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Sterling City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity idle.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Andrews tournament.
Volleyball
Sweetwater teams at Wylie — freshmen and varsity at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity completes play at Andrews tournament.
Volleyball
Sweetwater middle school teams host Sweet-water Dig Pink tourney.

District play starts tonight

October 7, 2011

The all-important district season finally starts tonight for Sweetwater and Roscoe, while Blackwell and High-land have two more weeks before playing their first of just three district contests.
Sweetwater goes to Wylie for a District 5-3A matchup of teams with 3-3 records.Tonight’s contest will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Wylie.
Sweetwater will be trying to break out of its two-game losing streak, while Wylie ended a two-game skid by beating Lubbock Estacado last week. Sweetwater is also seeking its first district win in nearly two years.

October 6th

Sweetwater sees rash of car burglaries

October 6, 2011

Sweetwater has recently fallen victim to a rash of vehicle burglaries in the northeast side of town. According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, the burglaries began on Sunday, being the night with the most vehicle burglaries so far at 15 reported that evening. On Monday, four vehicle burglaries were reported and two vehicle burglaries were reported on Tuesday. Two were reported last night. Reports came from the 1700 block of Hailey, 1500 block of E. 12th, 1400 block of James, 1500 block of James, 1500 block of Josephine and the 1600 block of Grand.

Abilene Regional Airport hosts chamber coffee

October 6, 2011

Community members gathered at the Sweetwater Reporter for the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee hosted by Abilene Regional Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Shown is Sweetwater Reporter advertising manager Gloria Rudel as she gives a tour of the press room at the event.

Highland teacher is Region 14 Elementary Teacher of the Year

October 6, 2011

This is the first year Highland chose to participate in the Texas Teacher of the Year selection, and their teacher, Tammy Carper, was chosen as Elementary Teacher of the Year for Region 14.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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