Archive - 2013

November 26th

Elizabeth “Libby” Sylvest

November 26, 2013

Memorial graveside services for Elizabeth “Libby” Sylvest, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Rev. Brian Brownlow will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Sylvest died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Abilene Regional Hospital.
She was born July 12, 1927 in Clarksville, TN. She married Robert Ray Sylvest on Oct. 31, 1946, in Franklinton, LA.

Tanjua K. Clapper

November 26, 2013

Funeral services for Tanjua K. Clapper, 56, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Clapper died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1957, in Sweetwater. She married Mel Clapper on July 12, 1996 in Sweetwater.

Sandra Joyce Tucker

November 26, 2013

Sandra Joyce Tucker, 69, of Potosi, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Burial will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of North’s Funeral Home. Services will be at Potosi Baptist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Keith Clifton officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Local sports calendar

November 26, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Basketball
Sweetwater freshman boys will host Wall, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Abernathy — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls at Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Hawley starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys will play at Winters starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams host Jayton starting at 6 p.m. (season opener for varsity boys)
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
Football
Wolfforth Frenship vs. North Richland Hills Birdville (Class 4A, Division I regional playoff), 4 p.m., Mustang Bowl, Sweetwater.

Sweetwater's weather for Tuesday

November 26, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 45. Winds will be breezy with a north northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 29 and a northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

November 25th

Doug Sitter State Farm accepting toiletry donations

November 25, 2013

Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.

The City Harmonic to perform at EFC

November 25, 2013

Forming nearly four years ago in their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, The City Harmonic went from anonymity to widespread acclaim with their major hit “Manifesto,” headlining tours across North America and gathering numerous awards along the way.

Military care package donations being accepted

November 25, 2013

The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female — one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.

SHS student publishes second book

November 25, 2013

Sweetwater High School junior Alex Moschella recently published his second book. His most recent work is a collection of poetry titled "Pathways" and can be purchased at Amazon.com.
Moschella spent many years of his childhood undergoing tests and later experienced vivid imaginary play, where his imagination mixed with reality. He was later diagnosed with high-functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome.

City offices to close for holiday

November 25, 2013

There will be no residential refuse service on Nov. 28, or Nov. 29, in order for City of Sweetwater employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of the holiday week. The landfill and "citizens drop-off center" will be closed on those two days. All hand pick-up customers and roll-out cart service will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Commercial refuse customers will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Commercial customers whose pick up is on Thursdays will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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