May 14th, 2013
Due to excellent support, both in sponsors and in having 83 players participate in the annual Nolan County Foundation Golf Classic for Scholarships held April 20, at the Sweetwater Country Club, the Nolan County Foundation is announcing awards to 32 spring graduates from Blackwell High School, Highland High School, Roscoe High School and Sweetwater High School.
According to Homer Taylor, President/Executive Director of the NCF, this year's awardees will bring the total number of $1,000 scholarships awarded by the NCF since the Golf Classic began to 199 Nolan County spring graduates.
The Board of Trustees of Sweetwater Independent School District recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School ATSSB All-State Band Qualifier, Crysten Ivy.
"Crysten Ivy has brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2012-2013 school year and has excelled in her performance by earning a seat in the ATSSB All State Band," stated the resolution.
The Friends of the Library have started a newborn project at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
They are giving new parents at the hospital a bag to take home with a new book, information about the library and other goodies. Marie Leach, Friends of the Library president and Barbara Keeney, secretary/treasurer, tookÂ 25 bags to the hospital and Misty Whoolery-Pratt, RN accepted the gift bags.
Shown are (from left to right) Misty Whoolery-Pratt, RN, Marie Leach and Barbara Keeney.
REGION I-3A QUARTERFINAL
Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field, Lubbock
Sweetwater 19-14; Andrews 21-15
Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday (Sweetwater designated as the home team)
Game 2: 2 p.m. Satur-day (Andrews designated as the home team)
Game 3: 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2, if necessary (coin flip will be used to decide home team)
Sweetwater was No. 2 seed in District 4-3A de-spite being co-champion with Wylie; Andrews was the second-place team in District 2-3A.
How they got here:
Sweetwaterâ€™s 8-6 victory over Pampa on Saturday at Lubbock Christian Univer-sity marked a new milestone for the baseball program, and matched another.
The win completed a two-game sweep for the Mustangs (19-14) in the teamsâ€™ best-of-3 area playoff, and advanced them to the regional quarterfinals for only the third time since the program was resumed back in 1988 following a 23-year absence.
This yearâ€™s team, however, is the first to ever win more than one playoff series.
When you make it to state for the first time in school history, itâ€™s a big deal, even if the trip doesnâ€™t end on a happy note. So while their dream of a state champion-ship was ended by Saltillo in the semifinals, it was still a very good year for the High-land girls basketball team.
Under the guidance of head coach Shea Baucom, the Lady Hornets went 31-5 in becoming the first Nolan County basketball team in four years to go to Austin.
Their journey was the top Nolan County sports story of the 2012-13 school year.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will last throughout the nighttime hours.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight with a low around 64. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 25 mph.
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More than 50 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are affected by arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the United States. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) aims to help the community understand more about arthritis with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on May 15.
The Lunch and Learn Seminar is a free program presented by Dr. Mark Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH. Using his expansive knowledge and medical expertise, Dr. Seibel will explain the basics of arthritis and its impact on people with the disorder.
Members of the Sweetwater baseball team gather to hold up their trophy following an 8-6 win over Pampa on Saturday that clinched the area championship.
The Mustangs play Andrews later this week in the Region I-3A quarterfinals. For a complete story on the game, see the Sports section of our website or page 10 of today's edition.
City and school elections were held on Saturday, as voters headed to the polls in several communities throughout the Big Country.
With a total of 205 votes, Greg Wortham will continue to serve as the Mayor of Sweetwater. Wortham garnered 174 votes, while his opponent Frankie SoRelle obtained 31 votes.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Larry May received 61 votes, while Precinct 3 Commissioner Ricky Castro obtained 19 votes. Both men will continue to serve on the Sweetwater City Commission as a result.