April 3rd, 2013
Two local teachers were recently selected to participate in a one-day teacher workshop in Abilene sponsored by Humanities Texas.
Jeffrey Shelton, who teaches U.S. and world history at Highland Junior and Senior High School and Leanna West, who teaches social studies and health science at Trent School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of nineteenth-century U.S. history, such as slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Homer Taylor (left), President/Executive director for the Nolan County Foundation, recently presented Richard Smola, President of the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors, $2,000 as part of a challenge grant to assist the auditorium board in purchasing a new grand piano.
The piano was purchased earlier this year and was part of the show for the Kristine Mirelle concert, as well as the Miss Snake Charmer pageant.
âThe piano will be a great asset for upcoming presentations,â stated Smola.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on April 1, 2013.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
â˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 700 block of Lamar.
â˘ Theft of precious metal âÂ 2300 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ Burglary of a building âÂ 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Leonard Lawhon, 25 âÂ Possession of a controlled substance.
â˘ Robert Hernandez, 46 âÂ Warrants.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Colorado City meet.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second 18-hole leg of 54-hole district tournament in Abilene.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland varsity teams host meet.
Sweetwaterâs Michael Hunt is shown watching his tee shot this past Thursday during the first leg of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament that was played in Snyder.
Hunt, a freshman, shot 78 and is tied for seventh place among medalists with 36 holes left. The second district leg will be Friday at Abilene.
Nick Nemir won both of the hurdles for Sweetwaterâs varsity boys at the Merkel track meet, the Mustangsâ final tuneup before district competition that will be held next week in Snyder.
Nemir had winning times of 15.27 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 40.42 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. Deandre Gatson was third in the triple jump (42-2) and Isaiah McGee fourth in the long jump.
BLACKWELL HORNET RELAYS
1. Team totals â 1. Highland 93; 13. Blackwell 15 1/2.
100 â 6. Stephanie Metcalf, Blackwell, 13.55.
200 â 4. Metcalf, Blackwell, 28.66; 5. Sabrina Romero, Highland, 28.84.
400 â 4. Lora Stewart, High-land, 1:08.90.
800 â 3. Kelsi Johns, High-land, 2:43.57.
1600 â 3. Madison Moseley, Highland, 6:21.31.
3200 â 5. Taylar Hammond, Highland, 15:05.20.
100 hurdles â 1. Beth Rich-burg, Highland, 16.66; 4. Han-nah Allen, Highland, 18.05.
300 hurdles â 2. Richburg, Highland, 51.06; 5. Hannah Allen, 52.90.
We have a 50% chance of showers today, with cloudy conditions and a high near 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect cloudy skies that will gradually become partly cloudy with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
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SNYDER â The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
âThe conference updates our regionâs producers on many of Â the major issues they may face during the upcoming growing season,â said Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Lone Star Ag Credit, located at 400 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
Lone Star Ag Credit is a cooperative owned by its customers and borrowers and is operated by Lone Star ACA in Fort Worth, TX. Founded in 1917 as part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the company operates 10 offices in 33 counties, covering the north-central, northwest and northeast regions of Texas. The office in Sweetwater is managed by Tim Weldon.