Archive - 2013
The Sweetwater Round-Up for Rehab event is a fun opportunity to once again to help out patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, some of whom are from this area. Itâs the annual Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater that raises much-needed funds for the REHAB Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29.
Last yearâs event raised a record $62,260.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated and delivered a collection of 52 pieces of luggage and bags, 90 rolls of toilet tissue, 20 rolls of paper towels, paper plates and cups, facial tissue, dishwashing detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, bars of soap, tooth brushes, wash cloths and bath towels to Gateway Family Services.
Gateway ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in five counties, Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent.
Ingrid Floer Bakken Griggs, 94, of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Sweetwater.
She will be cremated. No further services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Online condolence may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Jackie Lee Hill, retired ironworker and pipefitter passed away at his home in Glen Rose on Tuesday, Oct. 22. He was 70 years old. Jackie was born to Modena Munsell and Oscar Lee Hill on Aug. 19, 1943 in Coleman, Texas. He attended Sweetwater High School from 1956-1960.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents and two of his brothers, Jerry and Larry Hill.
Anna Jewell Rice, age 91, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with the Reverend Jerry Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Cloma Doris Teaff, 93, of Amarillo, formerly of Sweetwater, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater with the Rev. Stan Cosby, pastor, St. Stephen United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Cloma was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Wellington and married J.B. âShortyâ Teaffon Jan. 15, 1938. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1971.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Gorman, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Rot-an (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity is idle.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Big Spring â varsity at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
Tornillo vs. Brock, 1 p.m., Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ teams at district tournament in Greenwood.
The Sweetwater volley-ball and football teams will be trying to beat Big Spring and improve their chances of making the playoffs when they face off here today.
The football game matches 1-1 teams who are part of a four-way tie for second place in District 4-3A.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 56 and southeast winds around 10 mph. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30% on Saturday during the daytime hours, but decrease to 20% by the evening and fade away by Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the low 70s, with lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Get a full weekend weather outlook at weather.gov.
After two games, only one team is 2-0 in District 4-3A while four teams are locked in a second-place tie at 1-1.
But two of the second-place teams â Sweetwater and Big Spring â will try to break free from each other when they go head-to-head at Mustang Bowl on Friday. The winner will put itself in great position to claim one of the four playoff berths; the loser faces an uphill bat-tle with two games left.
Both teams are currently tied with Wylie and Snyder for second place behind 4-3A leader Monahans, and both are coming off rather lopsided wins last week.