Archive - Dec 2010
Gertrude Whittenburg, 94 of Midland, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at a Midland hospital. A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the 4th and Elm Street Church of Christ in Sweetwater under the direction of Piersall Benton Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St. Abilene, TX. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the church parlor.
Though it was a short trip, Tuesday proved to be a long night for both Sweetwater High School varsity basketball teams at Merkel.
The SHS girls lost 54-29 to the Lady Badgers, who are currently ranked No. 7 among all Class 2A teams by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Then the SHS boys â€” who just two weeks earlier had defeated Merkel 60-55 at Mustang Gym â€” fell victim to a horrible start and lost, 64-48. Both teams will get another shot at Merkel on Thursday, however, when they play first-round games at the Stanton tournament that runs through Saturday (see schedules below).
All four Sweetwater High School sub-varsity teams won their games at Merkel on Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls are now 10-0 this season after a 40-32 victory.
The teams were locked in a 20-20 tie at halftime, but Sweetwater limited Merkel to 12 points in the second half. Janell Walker scored 14 points to pace Sweetwater while Shelby Cason and Elise Lawrence scored eight points, Kelsi Crosson seven and Ashley Kincheloe three.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls are also having an excellent season.
It's been known as "a day which will live in infamy," and the attack on the U.S Naval base on Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, on Dec. 7, marks an anniversary that most Americans will remember for years to come.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 2010 Christ-mas parade themed â€śItâ€™s a Wonderful Lifeâ€ť filled the streets with area residents enjoying holiday floats, bike riders and many others along Broadway. The parade ended at the Texas Theatre where Santa Clause was available for photos. Families were also invited to visit the train display inside the theatre.
The children at Sweetwater Christian School are getting ready for their annual Christmas program and silent auction fundraiser. It will be held at First United Methodist Church located on the corner of 4th and Cedar streets. Starting at 5:45 p.m., the bidding on the silent auction will begin, with the program following at 6:30 p.m.
ROBY- Sue Dell (Lance) Driver, 89, died Sunday Dec. 5, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.Â Burial will follow in Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sweetwater High School held its annual football banquet Monday at Texas State Technical College to honor the 2010 Mustang football players, as well as the SHS cheerleaders and student trainers. SHS coach Craig Slaughter is pictured introducing his varsity players. A highlight video of the season was also shown during the banquet.
After a busy weekend of tournament play, all of the Nolan County area high school basketball teams are back in action for single games today.
The Sweetwater girls and boys will both go to Merkel with the Lady Mustangs tipping off at 6:30 p.m. and the Mustangs at 8. The freshman and JV teams will also take on Merkel today.
The Mustangs took fourth place at Coahomaâ€™s tourna-ment over the weekend, while the Lady Mustangs reached the consolation finals at Ballingerâ€™s three-day tournament.
(Sweetwater varsity boys)
Seminole JV 46
Top scorers: Paxton Kelley 13, Taylor Jones 12.
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 21.
Jim Ned 80,
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 18.
Notes: Sweetwater boys are now 4-3. Paxton Kelley was named to the all-tournament team.
(Sweetwater varsity girls)
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 19.
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 8.