February 25th, 2011
Rotary clubs here and around the world are determined to do whatever it takes to achieve a world free of the crippling disease polio. A key component of that effort is fundraising. Rotary members are working to raise $200 million in response to a challenge grant of $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament through Saturday.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament through Saturday.
2 p.m. â€” Highland vs. Newcastle (Region II-A, Div. II girls semifinal), ACUâ€™s Moody Coliseum. Winner plays for chance to go to state at 2 p.m. Saturday at ACU.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls host tournament at Sweetwater Country Club through Saturday.
Sweetwater JV (Fraley Park) and varsity (Jerry Collins Complex) host tournaments through Saturday.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood, 4 p.m.
Southeast Elementary recently made the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll for 2010. Only 4% of the more than 8,000 public schools receive this honor and recognition. The TBEC Honor Roll is the most prestigious award for sustained, academic excellence in Texas. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in all subjects compared to other schools serving similar student populations. Shown pictured in front of the banner of honor are the third grade teachers who traveled to Austin to be honored earlier this year.
The Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital sponsored a free cholesterol screening on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater.
Cholesterol can play a critical role in a person's health. It's important that all people know what their cholesterol level is and how it affects their risk of developing heart disease. People also need to learn about all the risk factors for heart disease.
Suddenlink expects to invest nearly $120 million this year in Texas, and by the end of the year will have invested nearly a half-billion dollars in the state since 2006.
Suddenlink is the third-largest operator of its kind in Texas, offering cable TV, high-speed Internet, phone and other services.Â It has increased its capital spending in the state in recent months to help introduce new and enhanced services.
Roanna Stinnett, 72 of Sweetwater passed awayÂ Monday evening at an Abilene nursing center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Aspermont officiated byÂ Pastor JacqueaxÂ Molyneaux with burial to follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.
Roanna was born in Orianna, Texas to Roland and Ila Myers Parker. She married Charles E. Stinnett on June 1, 1957, in Aspermont, Texas. Roanna was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater.
Carlos Gonzalez, 51, of Los Angeles, Calif. and former resident of Sweetwater, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Los Angeles, Calif.
His body will be cremated and his urn will be placed next to his wife Detsyâ€™s urn in a niche at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks in Hollywood Hills, Calif. The service will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
Carlos was born Jan. 8, 1960, in El Paso, Texas. He lived most of his life in California, moving to Sweetwater in 1989 to live near his sister, Gloria. While in Sweetwater, he worked as a fry cook at 76 travel center and did many odd jobs.
In making the playoffs for the 10th straight year, the Highland girls basket-ball team took awhile to really catch fire.
Highland (22-11) lost its first three games of the season, and didnâ€™t get above .500 for good until beating Ira 62-29 on Dec. 21 to improve to 9-8.
But a closer look indi-cates those early â€śstrug-glesâ€ť were a bit deceiving. Five of the first eight losses were to eventual playoff teams and three came against Hamlin (twice) and Roby, who are still alive and kicking.
Sweetwater High School resumes its 2011 girls sea-son on Friday by hosting the Sweetwater Golf Classic, a 36-hole event that will run through Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
Play begins both days at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start planned Saturday.
After 4 1/2 innings of Tuesdayâ€™s game, it looked as if the visiting San Angelo Lake View baseball team might literally walk to victory over Sweetwater in its 2011 season opener at Newman Park.
The Chiefs had just three hits, all singles, at that point, but they led 5-3 thanks primarily to 11 walks â€” four of them coming with the bases loaded.
But then Lake View opened the door to a Sweetwater rally, and the Mustangs pushed across five late runs to pull out an 8-5 victory.