November 7th, 2011
5:05 p.m. Update
Two witnesses in the Aubrey Childers case were heard on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 immediately after jury selection. The state called Rene Williams and Robert Carey, Jr. to the stand. The trial will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at 9 a.m.
3:55 p.m. Update:
Jury selection for the Aubrey Childers trial was chosen around 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7,2011, and began immediately. Check back for updates.
Mayor Greg Wortham stopped by Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 as part of the Speaker's Bureau sponsored by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise of Economic Development).
The Eighth Grade Career Investigations classes at SMS, taught by Irene Armstrong, learned about ways to approach and prepare for careers from Mr. Wortham. He offered a look at how different events and experiences in his own life â€” as early as middle school â€” helped him and are even used today in his employment.
November is a special month for the dynamic team at Rolling Plains Home Health (RPHH), and not because of the holiday startup as one might imagine. National Home Care Month is celebrated throughout November and presents an opportune time for the division of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital to educate the community about the benefits of home care available.
CLASS 3A and CLASS 1A
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls host Highland, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Winters, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
ARLINGTON â€” Ros-coeâ€™s Jacinda Morales placed sixth among individual regional runners Saturday to qualify for the Class 1A girls state cross country meet.
Moralesâ€™ regional time was 12:37.24. The state meet will be held this Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
After an oh-so-close loss last week, Highland ended its 2011 football season on Friday with a 48-33 victory over Hermleigh.
The Hornets rallied from a 14-6 deficit with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter for a 20-14 halftime lead, and never trailed again as they finished 3-7 overall and 1-2 in District 6, Divi-sion I six-man play.
The 2011 football season ended for Blackwell and Roscoe on Friday, and both finished rebuilding years on a losing note.
Roscoe had its best de-fensive effort of the year, but lost 12-2 at Rotan to finish a winless campaign at 0-10 (0-5 in District 7-1A, Division II). Roscoe led 2-0 after a first-period safety when Eric Padilla recorded a tackle in the end zone, but Rotan scored the next 12 points and held on for the win.
Snyder easily defeated Big Spring 49-7 Friday for the outright District 5-3A title, while Wylie took the No. 2 spot with a 36-16 win over Brownwood and will be the districtâ€™s Division I (big school) representative. Snyder and Brownwood will be in the Division II playoffs.
In District 7-1A, Divi-sion II, Crosbyton won the outright title by beating Ralls 49-21. Hamlin and Ralls claimed the other two berths. Hamlin was a 67-26 winner over Roby in its season finale.
Monday in Sweetwater is expected to be windy with scattered thunderstorms, possibly severe in the afternoon. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. High around 75F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
The forecast for Monday night is variable clouds and windy with scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. Low 53F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
A local resident is making waves and food, all at the same time.
Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bobby Atkins recently boarded the USS Carl Vinson to teach the young Vinson sailors how to make homemade pizza. His 17 years of Navy service has given him numerous opportunities to teach culinary arts to junior Sailors.
Mr. Atkins praised the "hardworking" sailor-cooks for their "youth and motivation...a multi-talented group that juggles many things at a time."