Archive - 2013
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
In the event of an emergency, the Sweetwater Nolan County Health Department is responsible for providing mass vaccinations and medications (both oral and injectable) to the entire population of both Nolan and Fisher Counties. Whether it is a bioterrorist attack or a natural occurring pandemic, the health department must be prepared to medicate or inoculate all residents within 36 hours. Ongoing planning and practice is essential and required in order to protect the community in the event of a disaster.
The cold season is approaching. Warm the hearts and hands of children by donating new or gently used coats and gloves. Since 2004, Bahlman Cleaners has collected over 1,000 gently worn winter garments for men, women and children who otherwise would be without one, according to owner Janice Pridemore. Bahlman's mission is simple: anyone in the region in need of a coats shall receive one if possible.
Broadway Baptist Church will be holding their annual fall event, Treatsville, on Thursday night, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Center. The church is located at 710 E. Third in Sweetwater.
Treatsville provides families throughout the community with a fun yet safe event to attend on Halloween night. A "trunk or treat" line will be stationed in the parking lot, along with a face painting booth by Gospel Ministries to Children from San Angelo.
Andrea Croan has been promoted to Circulation Manager at the Sweetwater Reporter. Croan first joined the Sweetwater Reporter's circulation department in March 2013, just after the Rattlesnake Round-Up, and has been a welcome addition to the newspaper family. Born and raised in Sweetwater, Croan lives here with her four children â€” Racheal, 16; Dylan, 15; Katelyn, 8; and William, 2.
Graveside services for Bonnie Belle Holt Alexander, 91, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mike Ensminger will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Alexander died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born March 16, 1922 in Breckendrige. Bonnie married J.W. Alexander on Oct. 5, 1940 in Sweetwater.
Angela Rivera, 92, of Dublin, TX and formerly of Sweetwater, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1921 in Marathon, TX to Victor and Michaela Leal Alvarado. She married Jessie Rivera and had two children. She was a homemaker.
MONDAY, OCT. 28
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Big Spring starting at 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams host Snyder â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ teams will play at Monahans at 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ teams will play at Monahans at 4:30 and 5:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams will host Monahans at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
When two teams with powerful offenses meet, it often turns into a track meet, or basketball on a football field, or whatever.
By the time the dust had settled here Friday night, Big Spring and Sweetwater had combined to score 107 points and gain over 1,000 yards. But all that really mattered â€” in the end â€” was that the visiting Steers came away with a 65-42 win at Mustang Bowl.
The victory improves the Steers record to 2-1 in Dis-trict 4-3A with two games left and puts them in prime shape for a playoff berth.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity football teams lost road games at Big Spring on Thursday. The JV (6-2, 2-1) fell 12-6 and the freshmen (3-4, 0-3) lost 34-14.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV led 6-0 early on in its game against Big Spring after a 3-yard TD pass from Max Gomez to Hunter Mobley.
But the Mustangs were unable to score again â€” in part due to turnovers, penalties and breakdowns in pass protection. A holding penalty with about three minutes left proved costly as it denied a Gomez touchdown on a dive that would have tied the game at 12.
HIGHLAND â€” Highlandâ€™s football team passed its first test in District 7-1A Six-Man, Division I with flying colors Friday as the Hornets overpowered Rotan, 59-12, in their opener.
Next up: another home date this Thursday with un-beaten Ira, the No. 1-ranked team in Division I.
It was the fifth straight win for Highland (5-3 overall), which won by the 45-point mercy rule for the third time while Rotan fell to 3-5. But the Hornets had to play almost a full game before closing out Rotan with 4:21 to play on a 35-yard scoring run by El Shelton.