April 13th, 2011
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.
The Lady Mustang golf team qualified for the regional tournament with a 2nd place finish, in Tuesday's third round district tournament.
The girls 1st team shot a total of 386 for a three round of 1,119.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Sarah Witt earned all District Honors with an eight place medalist finish, by shooting a 91 for a 270 three round total.
Sweetwaterâ€™s other individual scores on the team came from Jodie May 94 for 280 total. Alex Gomez (110 - 301), Katie High (105 - 287), Elise Lawrence (96 - 282).
Sweetwaterâ€™s 2nd girls team finished the day with 414 team total for an eighth place finish.
Highland boys varsity tract team recently competed in their district track meet in Bronte.
The team finished 9th with a total of 22 points.
1600 Relay â€“ Daniel Nelson, Sheldon Hall, Ethan Wilson, Brenden Huckabee, 3:57.17 (5th).
800 Meters â€“ Sheldon Hall, 2:14.59 (3rd)
100 Meters â€“ Ron Covington, (p) 12.95; Kaden Nachlinger, (p) 14.60
400 Meters â€“ Daniel Nelson, (p) 57.47, (f) 56.19 (3rd); Brenden Huckabee (p) 64.12
200 Meters â€“ Sheldon Hall (p) 25.20, (f) 24.68 (4th); Daniel Nelson (p) 26.21, (f) 26.81 (8th); Ethan Wilson (p) 28.76.
Members of the Nolan County Foundations have been stressing the number 101. As reported by Homer Taylor, Executive Director of the NCF, the number represents the number of Nolan County high school graduates who have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend any Texas College since the NCF started the Scholarship Golf Classic in 2005.
Three people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, April 11, 2011.
On Monday morning, April 11, the Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting at the Nolan County Courthouse.
At the meeting, a bid was received for approximately 70,000 tons of Grade 3 crushed rock for this summer's seal coating project. Vulcan Materials Company in Abilene offered the only bid to the commissioners which was accepted and approved.