Archive - 2013
Funeral services for Ruthie Mae Sparks, 89, of Bronte and formerly of Blackwell, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Sparks died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Bronte Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Blackwell has a chance to do something today when it faces Lueders-Avoca in the Six-Man Division II playoffs that it hasnâ€™t done since the 1990s â€” come away with a victory in the postseason.
They get another chance to do that at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook. And the Horn-ets (9-1) â€” who have played an actual game only once in the past month â€” will prob-ably be chomping at the bit to face Lueders-Avoca (7-3) in bi-district.
The Roscoe girls bas-ketball team picked up its first win of the sea-son with a 52-38 victory at Robert Lee on Tuesday. The Plowgirls will host Winters today.
Eva Aguayo led Ros-coeâ€™s win with 21 points while Samantha Ortega chipped in with 10. Also scoring were Olivia Sad-dler and Whitney Wil-liams with five, Ashton Payne with three and Shelby Brown, Danielle Dean, Mia Herrera and Selena Perez with two. Roscoe led 14-4, 33-12 and 41-21 at the quarter breaks.
Sweetwater hosts a Class 2A, Division II playoff be-tween Cisco and Stanton today at Mustang Bowl. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Cisco (10-0) comes in with a No. 5 state ranking in Class 2A while Stanton (6-4) was unranked at the end of the regular season.
Three teams from District 4-3A have playoffs set for today. In Division I, Wylie (7-3) plays Fort Stockton at 7:30 p.m. in Big Spring, while Big Spring (7-3) meets Fabens at 7 p.m. in Pecos.
In Division II, Snyder (3-7) plays Clint at 7:30 p.m. in Kermit. On Thursday, Monahans (7-3) advanced by beating Pecos 35-13.
Loraine advanced to the area round of the Six-Man Division II playoffs Thurs-day with a 52-0 shutout win over Robert Lee.
The Bulldogs, who came in ranked No. 7 in Six-Man, Division II, needed just two quarters to finish off Rob-ert Lee at Blackwellâ€™s Hor-net Field, as the game ended by the 45-point mercy rule. Robert Lee finished its season at 4-5.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 56 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
We'll see highs in the upper 70s/lower 80s this weekend, with Saturday's low in the mid-50s before a light cool front comes in Sunday afternoon, bringing the low to the lower 40s.
Visit weather.gov for a full weekend weather preview.
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Southeast Elementary is gearing up for their Annual Harvest Festival that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The festival will take place on the Southeast Elementary campus and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will close at 8 p.m. "Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the festival. This will be a fun family friendly event that people of all ages will enjoy," said festival organizers. "You can sit down for an exciting game of Bingo, win a delicious homemade cake from our cake walk or make the rounds and play all of the other fun games that will be set up throughout the school."
During the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown at Tuesday's city commission meeting, it was noted that the city will stay in Stage 1 of the Water Conservation/Drought Contingency Plan.
The recommendation was given by Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, who conducts regular reviews. Stage 1 does not require conservation and is only voluntary.
Brown explained that during this time of year, the water usage tends to drop. On average, around 2 million gallons of water are used on a daily basis.
Gordon Gloria, Community Programs Service Coordinator for West Central Texas Council of Governments in Abilene, was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn Seminar hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gloria spoke to attendees about the free services his office provides for the elderly in Nolan and 18 other counties. Some of those services are: homemaker services, respite care, caregiver support, chore maintenance, personal assistant care and income support.