Archive - Sep 16, 2013
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. The photo is of ninth graders in 1959.
Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County today to allow construction crews to continue removing scaffolding as the project nears completion. The passing (left) lane will be closed until early afternoon. Once the passing lane is open, the driving (right) lane will be closed to finish removing the equipment. Both lanes are expected to be open by mid-day on Tuesday.
In an effort to brighten up the school, Southeast Elementary School PTO President Jana Hall approached local artist Cindy Brooks with a novel idea â€” a storybook mural in the main hallway of the school. Brooks was approached in January of this year to paint a whimsical mural for the students, staff and visitors of Southeast Elementary to enjoy. The theme the PTO members came up with is "Where Your Story Begins." The three week project, funded by last year's PTO fundraisers, was finished just in time for Meet the Teacher last month and has been a talking point ever since.
Sight is one of the most precious senses one can possess, but many health factors can greatly reduce your vision. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be focusing on eye health and wellness as the topic of this monthâ€™s Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Led by Cody Wilkinson, doctor of optometry and optometric glaucoma specialist, the seminar will cover the basics of eye health and how prominent diseases and health conditions can reduce or eliminate a personâ€™s sight.
HAMLIN - Rebecca Ann "Becky" (Petty) Brown, 64, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at an Abilene hospital.Â
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at FountainGate Fellowship (909 North Willis, Abilene, TexasÂ 79603) with burial in the family cemetery on the Harp Ranch in Nolan County.Â Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home and McCoy Funeral Home will be conducting the services.Â Visitation was from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home in Hamlin.Â Online condolences may be made to adamsfosterrayfh.com or mccoyfh.com.
Alice A. Gonzales, age 93, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
ROBY â€“ Wanda Bernice (Greer) Randolph, 91 passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Roby.Â Visitation was from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â
In a game that featured the stateâ€™s single-season record holder for passing yardage in Class 1A, an unheralded running back from a first-year program came up with the winning touchdown here Saturday.
Leddy Frenchâ€™s 2-yard run broke a 22-22 deadlock with just 19 seconds left to play, giving Brock a 28-22 victory over Booker to end the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The result leaves both teams with 2-1 records.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 87. Winds will be from the west around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. We'll also have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will decrease to 20% by this evening.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight with a low around 70. Winds from the east at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the south-southwest after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16
Highland and Blackwell runners at Coleman meet. Note: The Sweetwater cross country team will not com-pete this week due to the homecoming activities.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Green-wood starting at 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
Roscoe runners will be at Anson meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade Gray and White teams play at Dublin at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 4 p.m.