February 18th, 2011
With summer coming just around the corner, the Job Corps is looking for a few good young men and women to help enter into the workforce.
Job Corps is the nation's oldest and largest residential training program, founded in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Funded by the Department of Labor, young adults can receive scholarships that offer training in education and vocations, provide room and board and help develop positive character traits and work ethic to succeed in the workforce at no cost.
San Antonio â The Junior Breeding Sheep Show was held on Feb. 9, 2010 at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Awarded Grand Champion Dorset Ewe was Larissa Locklar with Sweetwater FFA. As a part of her awards, Locklar received a $10,000 scholarship to a college of her choice from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The 15-year-old plans to attend Lubbock Christian University. Currently she is a member of both the volleyball and basketball teams, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The Highland girls basketball team will resume its playoff run when it takes on Wink at 6:30 p.m. today in an area contest at Lenorah Grady. Beth Richburg is pictured above bringing the ball up against a defender in Tuesdayâs 36-31 win over Robert Lee. The Lady Hornets bring a 20-11 record into todayâs game and Wink is 22-3. The winner will face either Bronte or Marathon in the regional quarterfinals next week. (Photo by Alanna Glass)
Connor Stafford of Sweet-water and Caden Smith of Roscoe have been chosen to participate in the 12th annual Fellowship of Chris-tian Athletes Myrle Great-house All-Star Classic foot-ball game slated for June 4.
The game will be played at Abileneâs Shotwell Sta-dium starting at 7 p.m.
The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, and during this event there are many temporary food vendors. A temporary food vendor is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. All temporary food vendors should have a copy of their last inspection form visible to customers. The public can help control unpermitted individuals and organizations from selling unsafe food by asking if they are permitted.
In a show of support for U.S. military families, Bealls stores are now selling a patriotic-themed, reusable shopping tote with all proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, a national organization providing emergency financial assistance and other vital support services to the families of U.S. soldiers. Beginning Feb. 16, customers can purchase the shopping tote at any Bealls store for $5 and 100 percent of the funds are donated to the charity.
Sweetwaterâs historic Municipal Auditorium will host a live Broadway musical on Saturday evening, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. when âGodspellâ takes the stage. âGodspellâ is a production of Abilene High Schoolâs drama department and choir, and is directed by Clay Freeman. Freeman was Sweetwater High Schoolâs drama director in the 1970s and took Sweetwater students to second place in state theater competition in 1973. This is the only tour stop for the Abilene High School show, brought to Sweetwater because of Freemanâs long-time connections to Sweetwater.
On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2011, Nolan County Sheriffâs Deputies served two of the 10 sealed indictments handed down by the grand jury on Tuesday. They were assisted by local Texas DPS Troopers.
Deputies went to 114 1/2 Fisher Street in Sweetwater and arrested three subjects.
âą Jerry Dewitt Washington Jr., age 25 â charged with possession of a controlled substance (Penalty Group 1 â namely cocaine), a State Jail Felony. His bond was set at $5,000.
Nolan Nursing and Rehab residents were moved to their new facility on the east end of Sweetwater by the Texas Department of Transportation office from their Lamar Street location.
The fire that burned in South Fisher County on Monday and Tuesday continued to be monitored on Wednesday and control is expected by Friday evening, according to The State of Texas State Operations Center (SOC). Roby, Rotan, Hamlin, Lake Sweetwater, Nolan, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Departments, Sweetwater, Snyder Fire Departments, Fisher County Road and Bridge Department, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol and Texas Forest Service responded to the fire. Above, a Texas Forest Service helicopter helps control hot spots of the fire on Wednesday afternoon.