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June 11th, 2011

Tournament champs

June 11, 2011

The Sweetwater Select won a 7-8 year-old baseball tournament held here June 4-5. Back row from left are Kelly Wehba, Ray Cornutt, Eli Cunningham, Michael Cantu, Stephen Presley, Melisa Presley and Tommy Wood; middle row, Logan Cornutt, Ricky Delapaz, Hayden Wehba, Rylen Moncada, Jonathan Gallegos, Skyler Painter, Austin Moreland; front row, Brendin Atkins, Korben Cunningham, Drew Gholson, Jacob Cantu, Blade Wood, Leo Holsey and Ector Martinez.

SW teams do well at local tourney

June 11, 2011

A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respective-ly, at a tournament held here on June 4-5.
The two local teams were the Select, which won first-place honors, and the Venom, which took third place at the event.
The Select split its two pool games, losing to the Brownwood Reds 14-12 and beating the Dyess Athletics 8-1. In bracket play, the Select edged the San Angelo Rangers 13-12 on June 4, then beat the Venom 14-9 on June 5 to earn a rematch later that day with Brownwood in the final.

District 5 results

June 11, 2011

MINOR LEAGUE
(Ages 9-10)
AT ABILENE SOUTHERN
First Round
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Wylie Yankees 13, Key City Yankees 3; Jim Ned Rangers 10, Sweet-water Astros 0
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Snyder Giants 10, Breckenridge Rangers 7; Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Southern Tigers 11
Second Round
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
Wylie Yankees 8, Jim Ned Rangers 2; Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Snyder Giants 0
Third Round
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Wylie Yankees 15, Cedar Creek Rattlers 6
AT ABILENE DIXIE
First Round
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Sweetwater Reds 14, Merkel Sluggers 1; Southern Red Raiders 13, Northern Blue Jays 3
TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Local sports briefs

June 11, 2011

A Mustang Baseball Camp is set for Monday through Thursday, June 13-16, at the high school baseball field.

Texas Forest Service assists in Nolan County

June 11, 2011

An airplane from the Texas Forest Service drops fire retardant onto the fire near Lake Trammell in Nolan County.

Firefighters battle blaze near Lake Trammell

June 11, 2011

Area firefighters were still battling a large blaze on Saturday afternoon in Nolan County near Lake Trammell. The fire began around 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, near a barn just off of County Road 145, near Camp Boothe Oaks according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. According to the Texas Forrest Service, 500 acres have already been burned. The Sweetwater Fire Department lost a truck during the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Nolan County authorities.

Updated dress code announced for SISD

June 11, 2011

The Sweetwater Independent School District recently completed a process which included public input, surveys and a committee of students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators to come up with an improved dress code for Sweetwater ISD schools. "We began with a public forum months ago where the students modeled standard attire. Although standard attire did not receive the majority of votes, a definite majority supported change," stated Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt. "The committee worked diligently to address the specific concerns of sagging and cleavage. The key will be consi

Carolyn Ann Selinger

June 11, 2011

Carolyn Ann Pittman-Selinger, 72 of 3314 Sherbrook Road, Odessa, Texas, passed away on the 6th of June, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa.
Carolyn was born Carolyn Ann Pittman in Sweetwater, Texas, on February 2, 1939, to Roy and Eugenia Pittman. She graduated from the school system in Sweetwater and attended SMU in Dallas. She was later employed as a stewardess with Central Airlines.

Adelina Maria Beltran

June 11, 2011

Adelina Maria Beltran, of Colorado City passed away June 8, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Colorado City Cemetery with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating .

June 10th

NCUW helping those in need

June 10, 2011

Nolan County's money is already hard at work. 
The Nolan County United Way has distributed their first allocation for the year. This year there are nine agencies receiving funds: The American Red Cross, Gateway Family Services, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Back Pack Buddies, WTCAC (West Texas Child Advocacy Center), Cancer Services Network, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Women's Resource Center. 

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