Archive - Feb 21, 2013

Joyce Mae Dhane Harris

February 21, 2013

Joyce Mae Dhane Harris, age 67, a resident for the past five years at Kristi Lee Manor, passed away at Mitchell County Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Kiker-Seale Chapel. Rev. Tommy Fraley will officiate with cremation to follow. Services are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Word of God Church not closing its doors

February 21, 2013

According to Pastor of the Word of God Church, Dale Stowe, the church is “going into the final phase of the vision that God has given for this ministry.”
“This ministry has always been focused on the vision of where God is taking us, said Stowe. “It has never meant to be a churchy experience, it has always been a tool to allow the Holy Spirit to work in those who are called. Training your ears through the Word of truth to be able to hear God's small still voice so that we can be led by the Spirit of God.”

SHS students participate in visual art scholastic event

February 21, 2013

Pictured are Sweetwater High School students Austin Watts, Joslynne Bohall, Whitnee Murff, Maty Montgomery, Laura Duclos, Destiny Neves, Amber Hernandez and Ashley Kincheloe. These students participated in the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE).
Watts, Bohall, Montgomery, Duclos, Hernandez and Kincheloe all received Superior ratings. Hernandez advanced to the state level with two pieces and Duclos advanced with her self portrait.

Updates given on SISD maintenance projects

February 21, 2013

Some facilities within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) have undergone renovations, as noted in the Superintendent's Report during the Monday night meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman offered a visual presentation to board members of the recent changes seen around the district. The softball field now has a new press box, which will offer a new place for score keepers and media to be stationed.

Future Sweetwater group participates in health session

February 21, 2013

Members of the 2012-2013 Future Sweetwater class went on a tour of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. The group is shown in the lobby at the admissions department, where the group began their tour.
Shown from left to right are Bailey Bernal, Alexis Castillo, Megan Holsey, Blake Cumbie, Ty Crain, Abigail McPherson, Lauren Young, Gabby Reyes, Corynn Martin and Jasmine Reddic. Not pictured are Caroline Brennan and Maddie Jones.
Find more photos of the group's visit to the local hospital on page 5 in today's edition.

Blotters for February 19, 2013

February 21, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Feb. 19, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Information only — 800 block of E. Avenue D.

Arrested by SPD:
• Richard Brown, 46 — Public intoxication.
• Matthew McQueen, 21 — Duty upon striking.
• Levi Fisher, 31 — Theft.
• Stacey Marsh, 37 — Assault.

Local sports calendar

February 21, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at Granbury tournament through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity will be hosting tournament at the Jerry Collins Complex through Saturday, Feb. 23.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV will play at Midland’s Tall City tournament starting at 8 a.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
Basketball
Region II-A, Divis-ion II girls semifinal playoff: Highland vs. Baird, 7 p.m., Abilene Christian University’s Moody Coliseum.
Note: Winner plays in Region II-A, D-II final at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at same location.
Golf

Lady ‘Stangs to host softball tourney

February 21, 2013

After a three-day break, the Sweetwater softball team resumes play Friday by hosting a two-day, round-robin tournament at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The Lady Mustangs (4-5) went 3-4 at the Abilene Ice Breaker tournament this past week before playing a single game on Monday at Tahoka against Muleshoe, which Sweetwater easily won 15-0. Results follow:
ABILENE TOURNAMENT
Game 1: Sweetwater 9, Breckenridge 7

Girls golf teams will host Classic starting Friday

February 21, 2013

The Sweetwater High School girls golf teams will be hosting the annual Sweet-water Girls Golf Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
Friday’s play will begin at 9:07 a.m. on the No. 1 and No. 10 holes. The scores will determine Saturday pairings, and Saturday’s play will have a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The top three teams and medalists will receive awards following the 36-hole event’s conclusion on Saturday.

Final softball signups are planned for today

February 21, 2013

The final softball signups for girls between the ages of 5-14 will be held today from 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse.
Persons should bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate.
For more information, call (325) 455-5485 or (325) 721-7416.

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