May 12th, 2011
When Caden Smith of Roscoe competes in the Class 1A boys discus Friday, he will be one of the most experienced athletes in the state track and field meet.
Smith, a senior who also competes in the shot put on Saturday, also qualified in the discus and shot put when he was a sophomore and junior. He actually went to state twice his sophomore year, when Roscoe won its first Class 1A basketball title with the 6-3, 250-pound Smith playing a major role in leading the Plowboys to the championship.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Board of Directors met for its regular session meeting on Monday morning, May 9, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Opening the meeting was a presentation on Ludlum Measurements, Inc. from Jeanie McPherson along with Larry Ludlum. Both McPherson and Ludlum offered a strong report on the company, noting progress from the past as well as recent results should lead to positive projections. A discussion on various aspects of the industry with the board members ended the presentation, in which the board was quick to praise the local entity.
One candidate in the race for Roscoe City Council Place 3 not only wants your vote on May 14, but wants you to know more about himself.
Virg Pruitt is one of five on the ballot for Place 3 within the Roscoe City Council. "I have lived in Roscoe my entire life," he said. "Graduated here, live here and I am raising a family here."
Pruitt currently serves as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and has worked for the city of Roscoe in the past. Because of his former and current positions, Pruitt says that he is very familiar with the town and its citizens.
Thanks to community donations, the Aim for Success program will be presented to all SISD 6th â 12th grade students on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Sweetwater High School.
On Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m., Aim for Success will be presenting their powerful program, âTeens, Sex and Choicesâ, at a parents-only meeting. The parent presentation will be held in the Sweetwater Middle School Gym at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
This program will preview what the students will see the next day and provide parents with helpful hints about how and when to communicate with your children about sexual activity.
Roscoe State Bank had a bake sale and sold chances to win a gift basket filled with items donated by various merchants. Winner of the gift basket was Audelia Petrusek. All proceeds from the sale and drawing went to the Relay for Life Cancer Walk. Shown are (front) Otlilea Garza, Audelia Petrusek, Joanna Wofford, (back) Diddy Fields, Stella Garcia and Pam Willman.
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on May 9, 2011.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘Â Theft âÂ 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â˘Â Burglary of a vehicle âÂ 1300 block of Grand.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘Â Justin Nash, 22 â Theft of a firearm.
â˘Â Ann Margaret Kirkland, 35 â Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on May 9, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ David Leslie Woolf, Jr., 28, of Abilene âÂ Judgement.
On Friday, Sweetwaterâs Jayci Shelton has two chan-ces to end her high school career with a gold medal at the 3A state track meet. Thatâs twice as many as a year ago when Shelton made her first trip to Austin and had a fifth-place finish in her only event, the girls 300-meter hurdles.
A higher finish this year seems likely, because Shelton has yet to lose a race in the 300 hurdles, and her only runnerup finish was in the 100 hurdles two weeks ago at a regional qualifiers meet held in Lubbock where Shelton was just .03 seconds behind the winner.
Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter will be competing in the Class 3A boys state golf tournament as a medalist starting at 9:55 a.m. Thursday at the Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin. The 36-hole tourna-ment wraps up Friday.
Mercer is making his first trip to state after finish-ing as the No. 2 medalist earlier this month at the Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock. He had the lowest score of any regional medalist who was not on one of the top two teams.
Eleven people were involved in a wreck on Interstate 20 east bound on Saturday around noon just West of the TA Travel Center truck stop. A white Yukon containing seven passengers and a Maxima containing four passengers collided when â according to passengers in the SUV â the Maxima came into their lane, causing the crash. Nine passengers were transported to nearby hospitals, one being flown to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manger Grant Madden, the SUV flipped one to two times and the Maxima rolled over.