March 19th, 2012
WALL â€” After a bad start, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team threatened to pull off a big comeback in the sixth in-ning of Fridayâ€™s final non-district game at Wall.
The Mustangs used an error, walk, infield single, groundball out and a double steal to score a couple of runs and cut the Hawksâ€™ lead to 7-4, and back-to-back walks after that loaded the bases.
But a groundball out ended the threat, and Wall then came up with six runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Sweetwater 13-4.
Sweetwater native Morgan Shelton, a 2009 SHS graduate and junior at West Texas A&M University, has automatically qualified for the Division II Outdoor National Championships in the heptathlon. She qualified by placing second overall with a total of 5,168 points at Angelo State Universityâ€™s Multi meet held this past week. Sheltonâ€™s score in the heptathlon at ASUâ€™s currently places her first in the nation.
AUSTIN â€” Concordia University head womenâ€™s basketball coach Rusty Rainbolt, who is a Sweetwater native, recently was named as the American Southwest Conference West Division Coach of the Year.
Rainbolt won the honor after leading Concordia to its first ASC championship and NCAA Division III tournament berth ever.
Rainbolt is in his first head coaching position at the collegiate level. He led the Tornados to their best season in school history in just his second season on the sidelines after serving as an assistant basketball coach at McMurry University.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Hello everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church home we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
Our regular Sunday schedule is coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Sunday school Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. and choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m. If you need more information you can call the church at 325-235-5835.
Jason D. Williams will be bringing his energetic style of music to Sweetwater again, Friday, April 13, at the Municipal Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Hearing Williams and his great piano playing is entertaining in itself, but seeing him live is a whole different experience. This musician gets physically involved in his music. He rarely just sits at the piano, but is usually all around it. Thatâ€™s why heâ€™s often compared to music legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club met for their weekly meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Bee's DÃ©cor.
The group heard a presentation from the resident director of the Hoyt House, Lindsey Sanders. Sanders spoke on the financial benefits available for veterans at the assisted living facility, along with the weekly activities, monthly community events and volunteer programs offered.
AAA Texas recently conducted a Spring Break travel poll to identify how gas prices are affecting many Texansâ€™ budgets, spending and spring break plans this year.Â As a result of current gas price increases, 61 percent of those surveyed said the recent high gasoline prices have affected their household budgets, compared to 51 percent in last springâ€™s poll.Â This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is 11 cents more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.70.Â
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Classic scheduled for April 21, 2012 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this event started in 2006 as a source of additional funding for spring graduates from Blackwell, Highland, Roscoe and Sweetwater high schools who desire to continue their education at any Texas college or university. Since its inception, the NCF has awarded $1,000 each to 133 graduating seniors.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on March 14, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Fraud â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1300 block of Silas.
â€¢ Theft â€” 700 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 100 block of W. 1st.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Michael Amos, 49 â€” Public intoxication.
Bob E. Lively, age 74, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 5, 1937, to Ruth Collins Lively and Houston Lively of Dilley, Texas. A memorial service celebrating Bobâ€™s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1506 Santa Fe Street in Sweetwater, Texas with Rev. Ward Hayes presiding. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.