February 16th, 2012
After competing at a meet in Clyde this past Thursday, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifting teams will host their own event â€” the annual Arlon Barnes Classic â€” Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the SHS gym.
Over 300 lifters represen-ting about 20 schools are expected for the meet, the last for Sweetwater before regional competition. The girlsâ€™ regional meet will be March 3 at Monahans and the boysâ€™ regional meet is March 9 at Sundown. The top regional qualifiers will advance to state competition at Corpus Christi and Abilene, respectively.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team fin-ished 14-6 overall and 5-3 in district on Tuesday after an easy 44-22 win over Snyder. Duanta Wil-liams scored 18 points and Rhett Torres 15, while Martes Harris had five, J.P. Poe three, Nick Haley two and Bray Amos one. Sweetwater led 15-5, 25-14 and 32-16 at the quarter breaks.
Roscoe JV girls 40,
Rotan JV girls 30
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 13, Samantha Ortega 10, Jesse Pena 7, Shelby Brown 4, Selena Perez 4, Whitney Williams 2.
Roscoe JV girls 28,
Hamlin JV girls 26
Roscoe points: Olivia Rovig 11, Olivia Saddler 5, Whitney Williams 4, Samantha Ortega 3, Shelby Brown 2, Selena Perez 2, Jesse Pena 1.
Roscoe JV girls 35,
Stamford JV girls 19
Roscoe points: Olivia Saddler 8, Selena Perez 7, Olivia Rovig 7, Jesse Pena 6, Samantha Ortega 4, Amber Craig 2, Whitney Wil-liams 2. Note: Roscoe JV girls finished year with 10-11 record.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital employees strive to be the number one contributor to the Nolan County United Way with a donation of $13,946. Pictured in no particular order are Rhonda Guelker, Kristie Young, Sherma Barham, Natalie Rubio, Janice Juarez, Brenda Green, Misty Austerman, Erica MuÃ±oz, Carla Wilkinson, Kelly Hester, Wes Stafford, Leigh White, T.J. Wilson, Jenny Dodd and Chavela MuÃ±oz.
Wes Sims was re-elected to a ninth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organizationâ€™s 110th annual convention in San Antonio. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.
Jason S. Blake, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Sweetwater, qualified for the firm's 2012 Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.
This conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.
Blake was one of only 570 financial advisors who qualified out of the firm's more than 11,000 financial advisors.
The 2012 conference will be held in May at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.
February is American Heart Month. To observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol. SNCHD stresses the importance of good health and encourages the community to take advantage of the monthly events that are sponsored each month.
The health department will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidentâ€™s Day.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Feb. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of W. New Mexico.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 1500 block of McCaulley.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 2000 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Israel Salazar, 21 â€” Family violence assault.
â€¢ Eloy Gomez, 32 â€” Warrant.
Graveside services for Betty Rae Langston, 79, of Roscoe, will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Fogleman officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Langston died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas.
SNYDER â€” Down by 15 before even scoring their first points, the Sweetwater Mustangs staged an impres-sive rally to cut Snyderâ€™s lead to 46-43 after three periods of play. But the Tigers hit 12 free throws in the fourth quarter as they held on for a 60-50 win on Tuesday in the District 5-3A finale for both squads.
The most frequent Tigersâ€™ visitor to the foul line was Malik Davis, who connected on 7-of-10 for Snyder in the final 83 seconds to ice his teamâ€™s first win in district play. Both teams finished with 1-7 records.