Archive - 2013

December 9th

RPMH is helping diabetics navigate the holidays

December 9, 2013

The holiday season is a busy time for many of us with work, parties and other activities that keep us on-the-go. With limited time to focus on health and wellness, many Americans tend to slack on their diets. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to help diabetics manage their disease during the holidays with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Mustang Youth Basketball sign-ups begin

December 9, 2013

Mustang Youth Basketball will hold sign-ups for the 2014 league at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s conference room located at the front of the hospital on the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5:30-7 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m.
No late registrations will be allowed this year. Children must be in third through sixth grade to be eligible.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate and registration fee.

TNB awards good grades pay winners

December 9, 2013

Sixty-five Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the second six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the second six seeks were Timothy Holsey (9th Grade), Kilanie Arpin (10th Grade), Corynn Martin (11th Grade), and Larissa Locklar (12th Grade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:

RPMH donates to Goodfellows

December 9, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently donated many non-perishable food items and toys to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
The Goodfellows distribute food and toys to those in need during the holiday season in Nolan County.
Shown are Ame Monroe, Rena Woodard, Chavela Muñoz, Pat Rivera, Connie Harshaw and Erma Lopez.

Era Juanita (Barber) Chunn

December 9, 2013

JAYTON — Era Juanita (Barber) Chunn, 83, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at an Abilene hospital.  Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jayton with burial to follow at Jayton Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home.   Online condolences may be made to

Monday's local weather

December 9, 2013

Today, expect areas of freezing fog before 10am. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 26. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 to 15 mph, with wind chill values between 14 and 19.
For tonight, we'll see mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 19, although wind chill values will be between 12 and 17. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the west-northwest after midnight.
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This week’s basketball

December 9, 2013

Roscoe junior high ‘A’ girls and boys host Loraine at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high girls and boys play at Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater girls play at Brownwood — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys play at Brownwood — JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe boys host San Angelo TLC — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Abilene Hawks, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls at Aspermont, 4 p.m.

Highland all-district

December 9, 2013

Highland’s football team had a total of 13 players who received all-District 7, Division I recognition for their outstanding play.

White Flags are champions

December 9, 2013

Players on the Sweetwater Mustangs White Flag football team hold up championship trophies after they defeated the No. 1-ranked Abilene Longhorns Black football team for the Super Bowl championship this past Sunday. The game was held at McMurry University. The Mustangs, ranked No. 6, won 20-19 in a very exciting contest.

SMS girls hoop results

December 9, 2013

Snyder 31, 8th grade Red 24
Points: Jessica Poe 8, Sonora Medellin 6, Texas Williams 4, Angela Blueford 2, Eva Ornelas 2, Ainsleigh Nelson 2. Steals: Jessica Poe 8, Angela Blueford 5, Sonora Medellin 5. Rebounds: Jes-sica Poe 7.
Snyder 32, 8th grade White 12
Points: Alexe Alcala 4, Katie Nixon 2, Kelsey Par-ker 2, Alex Perez 2, Lauren Rodriguez 2. Rebounds: Addyssonn Jones 3. Steals: Addyssonn Jones 2, Alex Perez 1.
Snyder 23, 7th grade White 10
Points: Anissa McCollom 4, Cyera Piper 4, Mya Jack-son 2.
7th grade Red vs. Snyder (no score)

Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...
The high school football season officially began Monday, as Sweetwater football players reported to...


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