May 28th, 2011
Mike Welch, a Sweetwater native who during his high school days helped lead the Mustangs to their only state football title in school history in 1985 and later starred at Baylor University, was inducted recently into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame along with nine others during a banquet ceremony that was held at the Abilene Civic Center.
Highland seniors Landon Rowlett (left) and Callie Sandusky received the Fighting Hornet Award at the schoolâ€™s athletic banquet held recently.
Blackwell High School athletes were honored at an end-of-year banquet recently and several got top awards.
Caleb Jeter and Jennifer Allen were chosen respectively as the schoolâ€™s outstanding overall boys and girls athletes.
Caleb Magness was top boys athlete in basketball and golf and shared tennis honors with Brandon Elliott, and Mason Magness was top athlete in track. Hadley Holland received the football honor, while Brandon Elliott received the Fighting Hornet award. Caleb Magness won the Monte Pillion Award and Jayden Jones was named as Newcomer of the Year.
Connor Stafford of Sweet-water and Caden Smith of Roscoe will participate in the 12th annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game this Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at Abileneâ€™s Shotwell Stadium.
The courtyard at East Ridge Elementary is blooming with recent renovations. After the portable buildings were removed from the area between the two classroom wings, the courtyard was left with dirt and a bit of grass. The PTO decided to use proceeds from the students' fall fundraising efforts to make the courtyard a more useable and inviting space.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) received a grant from the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange (THIE) in the amount of $5,000 to implement medication management/reconciliation software that will help enhance the process for medication reconciliation at the time of patient discharge.
Administration and management of medications to patients is one of the most important tasks of any healthcare provider. The hospital is looking forward to leveraging the latest technology in patient medication management to help improve the process thanks to the recent grant.
An atypically strong gathering was in attendance at the Nolan County Commissioners' Court meeting on Monday morning, May 23 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A group of concerned residents joined local Patricia Parker in discussing a concern with truck traffic on Forrest Drive, urging county officials to step into the matter as the road is not wide or safe enough for the trucks.
The Sweetwater Independent School District hosted a retirement reception on Wednesday afternoon to honor those who have served the community and students through education and are retiring after this school year. Being honored were (back row from left to right) David Mayes, Carol Abernathy, Debra Soto, David Gray, (front row from left to right) Carolyn Hefner, Betty Sue Walker, Ann Kamer, Lynette Huck, Annette Denton and not pictured, Ann Bodenhamer, Velia Gomez, Thomas Hines and Patsy Waldrop.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made no arrests on May 25, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€” 500 block of Locust.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on May 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Mark Henry Williams, 28 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/assault family/house member with previous conviction.
â€˘ Lareshia Shana Carey, 20 of Abilene â€” Warrant/theft by check and Mitchell County warrant/theft by check.
Funeral services for Manuela DeLaCruz, 85, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
DeLaCruz died Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Sweetwater.