March 19th, 2011
Local 4-H members did well at recent livestock shows. Shown at the Fort Worth Livestock Show are Mac Smith, Michael Massey, Zachary Wilcox, Nolan County Extension Agent, Judge Galen McCane, Kaylee Martin, Deddie Marin, Don Martin, Megan Wilcox and Tanner Martin. Kaylee Martin received Reserve Grand Champion.
"I was arrested because Shawn [Adkins] came over here and the authorities were looking for him, and I told them [the officers] he wasn't here [at Dunn's home]," admitted Billie Dunn, mother of missing teen, Hailey Dunn.
When Dunn was asked why she lied, she sharply responded, "I'd rather not get into that."
"They [the officers] were allowed to in the residence and they did find Shawn in the residence," explained Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs, about the false report Dunn gave the officers.
MONDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater JV hosts Wylie (district opener) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie (district opener) starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Wylie starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Wylie 7th grade starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play first leg of district tournament at Brownwood.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater varsity girls play final pre-district tournament at Lamesa.
One person was killed and one person was injured in a three-vehicle crash occurring Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2011, at 2:55 p.m. The crash was located on IH-20 near mile marker 238 in Nolan County.
Ronald Manndler Jett, 52, from Lubbock, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner at 3:40 p.m. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Jett was not wearing a seat belt.
Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Wednesday, March 23. One blood drive will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other one will take place at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. Hours at both drives will be noon until 6 p.m. Meek Blood Center supplies all of the blood used for patient care at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Sessions are set for 6-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 31, at the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Cancer Services Network is an agency of the Nolan County United Way.
Funeral services for Verna L. Akers, 91, of Roscoe, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation was held fro 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Akers died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Mable Frances Clark, 91, of Blackwell, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Sweetwater.
Mrs. Clark was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Lorenzo Enriquez Carrillo, Jr. age 45, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, March 15, 2011.
Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, in the Brentwood Chapel at Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at St. Laurence Cathedral, with Rev. Juan Rubio as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia Street in Amarillo.
Funeral services for L.R. â€œIsh â€œ Wilburn, 77, of Abilene, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Mickey Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Wilburn died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at his home.