March 11th, 2011
In light of the recent rabid cat sighting at Lake Sweetwater, the Sweetwater Animal Control would like to inform all pet-owners of the legal responsibilities of rabies vaccinations.
â€˘ Texas state law requires pet owners to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies by 4 months of age.
â€˘ Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies either every year or every three years depending on the type of rabies vaccine used.
â€˘ Local ordinances may have more stringent requirements than state laws about rabies vaccinations.
ROBY- Hue Dorsey Moore, 94, died Tuesday March 8, 2011, at his residence.Â Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Roby with burial to follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
Sweetwater varsity at second day of Abilene tournament. Scheduled game: Sweetwater vs. Abilene High at Abilene High, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys host first round of tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Sweetwater and Roscoe boys qualifiers compete at regional meets at Sundown High School.
Sweetwater varsity at first day of Post tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Big Spring meet.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
The Woman's Forum of Sweetwater met on Wednesday to plan this year's Library Tag Day. The date for the event, benefitting the County-City Library, will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Shown are Becky Brock, Karan Bergstrom, Lita McEachern, Joetta Daniel and Gayle Greer.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is currently holding a raffle for a 1981 Honda Silver Wing motorcycle. With only less than 22,000 miles, the bike is in excellent condition. The drawing will be held on April 27, and the winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $5 per entry and can be purchased through any Kiwanis member or at the Local Loan at 605 Lamar, where the motorcycle is currently on display. The money raised from the raffle will help to finance various programs of the Kiwanis Club.
Sweetwater Middle School competed in the TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) held at Lincoln Junior High in San Angelo on Saturday, March 5. Four students from Sweetwater Middle School qualified for the state competition to be held in San Antonio, Texas on April 9. Eathan Speer, an eighth grader, placed third in the eighth grade science and qualified for the state competition with a score of 152, outscoring 42 students. Cody Chapman and Chance Adams tied for fourth place and Leah Warren received sixth place.
Roscoeâ€™s varsity teams and JV boys traveled to Rotan to begin their track season this past Saturday.
The Roscoe girls and boys placed fourth at their meets as they scored 73 and 59 points, respectively, while the Roscoe JV boys team edged Haskellâ€™s JV 129-128 to win its division.
Those placing in the top six are listed.
59 points (4th place)
Shot put â€” Juan Solis 4th (39-9)
Discus â€” Landon Jones T4th (106-6); Juan Solis 6th (93-1)
Long jump â€” Jose Rangel 6th (13-8)
High jump â€” Cody Graham 2nd (5-4)
These members of the Sweetwater High School boys powerlifting team have qualified for the regional powerlifting meet to be held Friday at Sundown High School. Seated from left are Zack Rosas, Kyle Lambert, Spencer Young, Anthony Palacios, Adrian Lopez, Alex Garcia, Mateo Gonzales, Sam Nemir, Ryan Linebaugh, Jose Garcia; front row, Hunter Johnson. Not pictured are Jay Lomas and Cory Burns. The top two in each class at the regional meet advance to the state meet in Abilene next week.
The Sweetwater softball team saw its record fall to 6-5 heading into a weekend tournament at Post after losing a 9-7 decision at Colorado City Tuesday.
Sweetwater had over twice as many hits (15) as Colorado City, but never led in the contest due in part to baserunning and fielding errors as well as pitching wildness, said coach Steve Roberts.
Kelsi Crosson led the offense by going 4-for-4 with a double while Alicia Finn had three hits and Suede Shirley (triple), Angela Garza and Kendra Crosson had two each.
A rabid cat has been identified at Lake Sweetwater. Rabies is a fatal viral disease. Protect yourself, your children, and your pets against rabies. Be wary of wild animals. Rabies is in our wildlife, and it can cross over to domestic animals. This is the breeding season for skunks. Bats and skunks are the most common carriers of rabies. Do not feed, handle, or approach wild animals. Children should be told to stay away from unknown or wild animals--including dogs, cats, and kittens.
--Contact your veterinarian about vaccinating your pets.
--Never handle wild animals.