April 14th, 2011
Highland High School's One-act play sf The Fastest Woman Alive advanced from District Competition on March 29.Â The play by Karen Sunde is published by Dramatic Publishing and tells of the WASP (Womenâ€™s Air Corp Service Pilots) who were stationed in Sweetwater during WWll. The story highlights the accomplishments and heartaches of these brave women and of one of their primary leaders, Jackie Cochran.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on April 12, 2011.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of E. Ave. B.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 1600 block of Josephine.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on April 12, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Kaitlin Veronika Diaz, 21, of Loraine, Taylor County warrant/bond forfeiture.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€” I-20 MM 240 west bound.
The Highland Lady Hornets recently competed at the area track meet in Trent with chances to advance to the regional meet.
Those that will be representing Highland in the regional track meet are, Callie Sandusky in the high jump and 1600 meter relay. Jessica McCain will be going as well in the high jump and the 800 meter relay.
Sierra Allen will be competing in the Pole Vault, and both the 800 and 1600 meter relays.
Beth Richburg will be competing in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and with 1600 meter relay team.
Sweetwater competed Wednesday at the District track meet in Snyder.
Nick Nemir competed in both the 110 and 300 meter Hurdles, finishing 5th and 3rd respectfully. Nemirâ€™s 3rd place finish will advance him to the Regional meet.
Coach Slaughter said the boys competed hard and all their times improved greatly.
110 Meter Hurdles â€“ Nick Nemir 15.42 (5th).
300 Meter Hurdles â€“ Nick Nemir 40.48 (3rd).
High Jump â€“ Kyle McSherry 5â€™8â€ť (7th).
4x100 Relay â€“ Nick Nemir, Taylor Jones, Bobby Soto, Ryan Linebaugh 44.56 (4th).
The standing room only crowd at the recent April 5 hearing regarding the new lake lease paled in comparison to the 20 who attending the City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, April 12 at City Hall.
On the agenda, the commissioners were to consider and take action regarding the expired lake lot leases at Lake Sweetwater and Oak Creek Lake. After the 45-minute closed Executive Session meeting ended and the commissioners came back into regular session, citizens were informed of the decision that there would be "no action at this time."
Over 430 people attended the annual Taste of Sweetwater on Monday, April 11, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, benefitting the Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP). Many local restaurants featured their specialties for the public to enjoy. Many door prizes were also given during the event. Over $3,000 was raised at the event.
National Farmers Union (NFU) adjourned its 109th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. More than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country gathered to celebrate the past yearâ€™s achievements, look ahead to future challenges, and vote on the farm organizationâ€™s priorities for the coming year. The convention, themed, â€śSpur to Action,â€ť is where NFU members are able define the focus of the organizationâ€™s work.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on April 11, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1900 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Threats â€” 1600 block of Henderson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Edward Arrellano, 24 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Tammy Spraggins, 37 â€” Warrants/possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ Alfonso Arevalo, 29 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Randell Wilson, 33 â€” Driving while license invalid.
Luis Caballero Pineda, 72,of Colorado City, TX, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Robert Lee Care Center in Robert Lee, Tx. Luis was cremated. The family will have a private family memorial service at a later date. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Barbara Joan Warvie, 77, of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at her residence.
Her body was cremated and a service is planned for a later date.
Warvie was born June 28, 1933, in La Mesa, N.M. She had lived in Sweetwater since April of 2010 and in Tucumcari, N.M. over 20 years before that. She had worked as a cook and retired after 25 years of service.