Archive - Nov 2013
The Sweetwater Fire Department was recently awarded with a grant from Georgia-Pacific.
"Inspired by the efforts of our nation's firefighters â€” including the many Georgia-Pacific employees serving their communities as volunteer firefighters â€” we have tapped into the inspirational history of firefighting to create the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigadeâ„¢," said Georgia-Pacific officials.
Founded in 2006, Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigadeâ„¢ provides support which includes:
â€¢ Grants which are co-sponsored by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and local GP facilities;
Henrietta has made her 20th Thanksgiving appearance in Sweetwater.
She is pictured at Sweetwater Middle School with Billie Joe McCombs, Vera Ellen McCombs and SMS principal Mr. Jeff Withrow.
The community is invited to stop any time for a photo opportunity with a long time Sweetwater ISD tradition.
Funeral services for Rose Louise Franklin, 65, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Robert Carey, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Franklin died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Sweetwater. She married Ruben L. Franklin in 1993, in Sweetwater.
Rose lived in Sweetwater most of her life and was a homemaker. She attended Mt. Rose Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
ROTAN â€“ Ricardo "Ricky" Ortega, 48, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Rotan.
A Rosary will be prayed Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rotan, with burial following at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Itâ€™s been 17 years since a Blackwell football team got past the first round of the Six-Man playoffs. But it took less than 24 hours af-ter the Hornetsâ€™ 70-26 win over Lueders-Avoca this past Friday to find out who they would play in the regional round this week.
According to Blackwell coach Clint Lowry, his team will play Grandfalls-Royalty at 7 p.m. Friday in Rankin. Grandfalls-Royalty will be considered the home team for the contest.
Both teams come into the game ranked in the top 10 in Six-Man Division II.
This morning, we'll see partly cloudy skies that will become overcast during the afternoon. Expect a high around 68 with winds from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, we should see mostly cloudy skies which will become partly cloudy after midnight. The low will be 48 with east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, NOV. 18
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Midland Greenwood (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., re-spectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys play at Midland Greenwood (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ teams play at Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Ira starting at 6 p.m.
WESTBROOK â€” It took Blackwell a little while to work out the kinks Friday when it faced Lueders-Avoca in a Six-Man, Division II bi-district playoff.
But then that wasnâ€™t too surprising, since it was only the Hornetsâ€™ second game since Oct. 11.
Once the machine start-ed running smoothly, how-ever, it became unstoppa-ble as Blackwell overcame a slow start for a 70-26 win.
SANDS â€” The Highland girls basketball team, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, improved its season record to 4-0 on Friday with a 64-49 win over Smyer.
Five different players â€” Beth Richburg (12), Sierra Allen (11), Madison Moseley (11), Hannah Allen (10) and Sydny Helbert (10) â€” scored in double figures for the Lady Hornets, whose four wins have all been by at least 11 points. Schyler Kimbrell had eight points and Kay-lee Martin two.
Hermleigh 11, Roscoe â€˜Bâ€™ girls 9
Haley Bridges 4, Lupe Gonzales 3, Samantha Stu-art 2.
Hermleigh 43, Roscoe â€˜Aâ€™ girls 20
V. Cuellar 6, M. Horton 4, B. Wilkinson 4, L. Atkinson 2, A. Guevara 2, T. Davis 2.