September 26th, 2011
Technically, the Autumn equinox didnâ€™t officially start until about 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, but the temperature said otherwise that morning. Inez Walker of Sweetwater called that morning to let us know she had a beautiful bunch of flowers we just had to come and look at. She got the seeds from her church and decided to plant them in the backyard. Inez calls them Moon Flowers, because they start blooming late at night. A friend of hers calls them Angel Trumpets, and you can certainly see the resemblance. Whatever theyâ€™re called, they smell wonderful and they look lovely.
Buzzi Unicem of Maryneal recently made a donation to the Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department. Shown from left to right are Jimmy Johns, Julie Hurn, Archie Woods, John Womble/Fire Chief, Bill Doggett/Buzzi UniCem Representative, Acey Hurn and Kyle Hale. The Maryneal VFD wants to thank Buzzi Unicem for the use of their water truck and maintainer during the large wildfires in June.
SWEETWATER â€“ Tasha Baxter was named the new Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for family and consumer sciences in Nolan County. Her appointment was effective Sept. 19.
The announcement was made by Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension administrator for the West Central District.
The new agent will be headquartered in the AgriLife Extension offices at 100 East 3rd Street, Suite 305 in Sweetwater.
The Woman's Forum is encouraging women in the community to attend a membership tea to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm Street, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Membership in the Forum, organized in 1950,Â is open to any woman interested in promoting the acquaintance and mutual helpfulness among women, and to aid in civic and intellectual improvements. Forum projects promote the County-City Library, the Pioneer Museum and other beautification and civic improvement projects. Forum dues are $15 for organizations and $7 for individual membership.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on Sept. 22, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of W. 8th.
â€˘ Forgery â€”Â 400 block of E. New Mexico.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on Sept. 22, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Loud music â€”Â Blackwell area.
â€˘ Suspicious person â€”Â CR 137.
â€˘Â Grass fire â€”Â FM 608.
â€˘Â Stray livestock â€”Â I-20 MM 252 west bound.
â€˘Â Stray livestock â€”Â CR 175.
Sandra Shuler, 70, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma (formerly of Sweetwater, Texas), passed into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at her home in Sand Springs.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Roscoe Cemetery with Rev. William Mayo officiating.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade at Big Spring, 3:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater teams at Andrews starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
Sweetwater 7th grade at Midland Christian, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade at Midland Christian, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV Red and White vs. Midland Chris-tian, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV at South-land JV, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Trent, 5:30 p.m.
GREENWOOD â€” Once again, Sweetwater got off to a slow start in Fridayâ€™s non-district game at Midland Greenwood. But this time, the Mustangsâ€™ comeback â€” make that comebacks â€” were not enough.
Greenwood twice built 14-point leads with the help of six Sweetwater turnovers. Then the Rangers (3-2) held on for dear life to survive a thrilling fourth-quarter rally by the Mustangs for a 28-26 victory.
It was an especially tough loss for Sweetwater (3-2), which exploded big plays all over the field â€” primarily through the air â€” and nearly forced overtime with an almost miraculous finish.
ROSCOE â€” Roscoe trailed just 6-0 after one quarter against Mundayâ€™s heavily-favored Moguls, providing some hope for the Plowboy fans who showed up for the schoolâ€™s homecoming.
However, Munday dashed those hopes by finding the end zone six times over the next two periods en route to a 55-6 victory.
The only solace for Ros-coe fans was that the Plow-boys (0-5) avoided a shutout on Eduardo Gallegosâ€™ 61-yard touchdown run with 4:42 to play.
BIG SPRING â€” Sweet-waterâ€™s volleyball team has made big strides this sea-son. But the Lady Mustangs were unable to pull off what would have been a big upset in Fridayâ€™s district opener at Big Spring.
The Lady Steers, ranked No. 9 in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 3A poll, swept past the Lady Mustangs by scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-15.