April 18th, 2014
PECOS â€” Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes on Thursday at the 3-3A/4-3A area meet for Sweetwater.
The boys qualified in six events at the area meet, including a pair of relays.
Pacing the Mustangsâ€™ effort was Johnathan Browning, who was a winner in the long jump (20-11 1/2) while also qualifying for regional competition in three other events.
We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m., but expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 73 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 55 and southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
For your Easter weekend forecast, we'll have rain chances ranging from 20-40% on Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s, with lows around 60. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph throughout the entire weekend.
Get a full weather preview now on weather.gov.
A proclamation was approved by the Nolan County Commissioners at their meeting held on Monday morning to declare the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The proclamation noted that last year, over 40,000 cases of child abuse and neglect were confirmed. Preventing child abuse is a community-wide effort where solutions can be found by involving everyone.
At the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors meeting on Monday, approval was given for the purchase of some property to be used as an access point for SEED's new industrial property.
The new industrial property is located on West Broadway, and the approval during Monday's meeting was a purchase from Oncor Electric on CR 141. Negotiations had been taking place on the cost, which was agreed by both entities at the price of $35,000.
Nolan Nursing and Rehab brought cupcakes to the Sweetwater Reporter to say thank you for always giving them coverage.
Pictured are Karla Knight, Activities Director at Nolan Nursing, Elsie Reynolds, a resident at Nolan Nursing, Belinda Serrano, Sweetwater Reporter Staff Writer and Zela Armstrong, Sweetwater Reporter General Manager.
Graveside services for Russell Thomas Harris, 54 of Lubbock, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. David Acevedo officiating. Interment will be at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died on April 16, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 24, 1960 in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristina Gaspar; son, Christopher Harris; father, Bob Harris; brothers, Mark Harris, Ronald Harris and Wesley Harris; and seven grandchildren.
Eric D. Paulson, age 56, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 , at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric von Atzigen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Eric was born on March 24, 1958 in Rockville Center, New York to Herbert J. and Mildred (Olson) Paulson. He worked as a supervisor for National Gypsum Co. in Rotan.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top four in each event will advance to the Region I-3A meet at Lubbockâ€™s Texas Tech University on April 25-26).
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe qualifiers will compete at 13-1A/14-1A meet in Highland (top four in each event will advance to the Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State Univ-ersity on April 25-26).
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today by going to the District 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos.
The 2014 contingent from Sweetwater includes six boys and three girls â€” all of whom had top-four finishes at the district meet in Big Spring and need a similar showing to go to Lubbock for the Region I-3A meet set for April 25-26 at Texas Tech University.
Highland will be hosting the District 13-1A/14-1A area track meet on Friday.
A 15-1 win over Monahans Tuesday broke Sweetwater out of its recent tailspin and got the team back on track entering the final two games of the regular season. The Mustangs (4-4 district) may need to win one of those two games to reach the Class 3A playoffs for the second straight year. First, the Mustangs will play at first-place (7-1) Wylie begin-ning at 4:30 p.m. Friday.