Archive - Dec 15, 2010
Almost 70 year later, a young soldiers history comes back to life.
Jack Lockhart was browsing at an Arizona antique shop and stumbled across a photo frame holding a photo of a soldier. After carefully analyzing the frame, Lockhart realized that the frame wasnâ€™t just holding a photo, but history.
â€śI looked behind the photo and found an article, of the soldiers death,â€ť Lockhart said.
According to the article, a chance circumstance brought two soldiers Sgt. Sie Edwards and Cpl. Otto Whittington; both of Sweetwater together before Edwardsâ€™ final night.
Funeral services for Iva P. Sherrill, 99, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Chris Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Sherrill died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her home.
She was born March 3, 1911, in Crowell, Texas. She married James B. LaRue July 17, 1929, in Fredrick, Okla. and Hardee A. Sherrill in 1967 in Sweetwater.
The big games arenâ€™t here yet, but the Sweetwater girls basketball team is starting to get used to winning.
The Lady Mustangs picked up their fourth straight victory on Tuesday at Mustang Gym, pulling away in the second half to beat Lamesa 64-46 and improving their season record to 10-8.
The 64 points â€” 40 coming in the second half â€” were a season high for the team, which won its last three games at the Stanton tourney over the weekend for the consolation title.
It wasnâ€™t easy, or pretty, but the Sweetwater boys basketball team did just enough things right against Breckenridge to finally end a five-game losing streak here Thursday.
After blowing an eight-point halftime lead, Sweet-water (5-6) scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to break a 26-26 tie and still led by five, 36-31, with two minutes left. But the win wasnâ€™t secure until one of Breckenridgeâ€™s players missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds.
The Highland girls bas-ketball team opened district play with 43-18 victory over Hermleigh on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets, who were coming off a second-place finish at their annual Hilltop Classic on Saturday, received 20 points from Callie Sandusky and 11 from Sierra Allen as they improved to 8-7 overall.
Highland was ahead 9-4 after one quarter and 20-10 at halftime, then blanked Hermleigh 13-0 in the third quarter. Beth Richburg had four points, Kara Hughey and Shyan Womack three and Jessica McCain two.
The Sweetwater Mid-dle School boys went 3-1 against Snyder Monday.
The seventh grade White won 28-19. Isaiah Gonzales and Matthew Trevino had nine points, Deshaun Williams six and Roman Acuna and Adan Sanchez two. The seventh grade Red won 51-27 as Michael Hunt scored 14 points, Jâ€™Corey Amos nine, Michael Lawrence seven, Denzell Moore five, Adrian Vizzerra and Hardy Escobar four, Andrew Briley and Mark Lawrence three and Max Gomez two.