March 22nd, 2011
Sweetwater High School sent several boys powerlifters to Sundown earlier this month to compete in the Region I, Division II meet and four of them medaled. They are, front row from left, Jay Lomas, fifth place in the 123-pound weight class; Ryan Linebaugh, second place in the 165-pound weight class; Sam Nemir, first place (regional champion) in the 165-pound weight class; and Mateo Gonzales, fifth place in the 242-pound weight class. By finishing in the top two in their class, Nemir and Linebaugh advance to compete in the state meet this Saturday in Abilene.
Each year, continued cuts in education budgets have forced teachers to spend hundreds of their own dollars just to keep their rooms stocked with essential classroom supplies, like tablets, tape, glue and markers.
This year, employees at Georgia-Pacific's Sweetwater gypsum plant are helping. They collected and donated boxes of school supplies to J.P. Cowen, Southeast Elementary, East Ridge Elementary and Highland ISD. In addition to the boxes of supplies given by employees, the company also donated cases of other needed products including its office paper, paper towels and tissue products.
Nolan Nursing and Rehab welcomed the Gideons as they distributed 100 Bibles for each resident room. The Gideons have been in existence for over 100 years, and now is a worldwide organization that distributes Bibles in 190 different countries. Not only do the Bibles make their way to hotels, but also volunteers distribute them to schools, hospitals and nursing homes. The Bibles are now printed in 90 different languages. Gideon volunteer Jerry O'Briant reported that 78 million Bibles were distributed in 2009.
The first year West Texas Centers hosted Hoops, Dreams and Goals, no one expected it to become a yearly event.
But the wildly popular basketball tournament has become a tradition at West Texas Centers with no chance of it going away any time soon.
â€śI would say within the first hour, we were already talking about next year,â€ť said Rodney Jones, West Texas Centers Chief Developmental Health Officer.
Hoops, Dreams and Goals is in its seventh year and still gaining steam.
And its no coincidence it coincides with the NCAA March Madness, West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.
Shown are Andy Polnack, Annette Creed, Stan Creed, Zack Creed, Matt Polnack and Derek Creed. Zack Creed showed a Reserve Grand Champion Gilt at the San Angelo Livestock Show. He is a previous San Angelo Stock Show Reserve Breed Champion.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Albert Gonzalez, Sr., 35, of Roscoe, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at St. Albertâ€™s Catholic Church in Roscoe with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Gonzalez died Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Sweetwater.
Jose E. Castillo, age 94, of Roscoe, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
AÂ Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at St. Albert's Catholic ChurchÂ with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.Â Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery.Â Â Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Services for Rhonda J. â€śStormiâ€ť Tatro, 59, of Abilene, have been scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Abilene, North 3rd & Orange. Rhonda was the daughter of the late Eugene and Ina Bailey of Kermit.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the family.
High Sky Children's Ranch and West Texas Children's Advocacy Center are agencies committed to helping families of the Nolan, Scurry, Fisher and Mitchell County communities to stop child abuse. Five years ago both agencies decided that more needed to be done to assure that the communities become aware that child abuse was a problem. It was found that the general public and some community leaders were unaware that child abuse existed and needed to be reported. HSCR and WTCAC decided to work together to help stop child abuse and involve local community leaders and other agencies.
Is there any better way to follow Spring Break than with musical artists and concerts from all over Texas? Yes! With musical artists and concerts from all over Texas that come to Sweetwater. The Sweetwater Music Festival will be Tuesday, March 22, through Saturday, March 26, throughout the city of Sweetwater.