Archive - 2013
The Trinity Baptist Church Family welcomes Dr. Ken Lyle, Sr. as Interim Pastor, effective Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. â€śBro. Kenâ€ť was born in Houston. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Judy, for 56 years. The Lyles have four married children, Christine Waddail, Sandra Hammack, Dr. Ken Lyle, Jr. and Scott Lyle. They have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bro. Ken and Judy live in Abilene where they enjoy reading, writing and travel.
Amanda Morrow (right) is the newest member to be inducted to the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. She is shown receiving her membership certificate from Mitch Moore, club president.
Also, the Kiwanis Club recently inducted new officers to the club for the 2013-2014 year. The induction ceremony was led by William Smith, the Lieutenant Governor for Division 35.
Officers inducted were Jerrie Gee (president), Chris Stephens (vice president), Rachel Newberry (secretary), and Jared Monday (treasurer). Find photos of the induction ceremony on Page 3 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater City Commission held a brief discussion on Tuesday on the bids for the construction of a new police department.
During the September 10 meeting, six bids were opened, with the price ranging from $5.3 to $6.7 million. The item was tabled at that meeting, however, in order for the architect to review the bids in detail.
At Tuesday's meeting, City Manager Eddie Brown expressed that the bids came in higher than expected, which left the commissioners with the option to accept the low bid or reject all of the bids. Thus, approval was given to reject the bids.
Graveside services for Carl Wayne Tyler, 75, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Robert Murphy will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Tyler died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born Oct. 28, 1937 in Sweetwater. He married Clara Tyson on Nov. 11, 1958 in Sweetwater.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Highland, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Snyder â€” varsity begins at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV begin at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Highland and Blackwell runners will compete at Water Valley meet.
One of the biggest high school rivalries in West Texas â€” Sweetwater vs. Snyder â€” takes place today in Snyder on two fronts.
While the Sweetwater-Snyder football matchup at 7:30 p.m. is sure to get more attention, in part because it is the District 4-3A opener for both teams, the volleyball match involving the two schools â€” which tips off at 5 p.m. â€” is just as critical.
In both cases, the winner will get an early leg up on one of the four playoff spots in the district â€” up from three in the past â€” while the loser will have to work a bit harder in order to get into the postseason.
Here are the Sweetwater High School results for sub-varsity volleyball matches on Tuesday at Big Spring.
lost to Big Spring
Kills: Lauren Jones 4, Abby Garcia 2, Marissa Moncada 1, Alyssa Soles 1, Sarah Valdez 1.
Digs: Alyssa Soles 6, Abby Garcia 3, Marissa Moncada 3, Sarah Valdez 3, Lauren Jones 2, Kristi Ward 1.
Assists: Lauren Jones 3, Sarah Valdez 2, Katie Fox 1, Abby Garcia 1.
Aces: Abby Garcia 3, Katie Fox 2.
Blocks: Abby Garcia 1.
Sweetwater district rec-ord: 1-3.
Sweetwater freshmen defeated Big Spring
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 61 and southwest winds around 5 mph.
Chances for rain will be present throughout the entire weekend, with a 60% chance of storms all day Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the high 70s/low 80s, with lows in the mid 60s.
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Sweetwater and Snyder both know how to score with their spread offenses.
But so do their opponents.
And both teams have had an extra week to get ready for Fridayâ€™s District 4-3A opener in Snyder, where the winner could have an early leg up on grabbing one of the four playoff spots available starting this year.
Sweetwater has a better record (2-3) than Snyder (1-4), but the Tigersâ€™ record is a bit deceptive. Theyâ€™ve been in every game theyâ€™ve played so far and could easily be 5-0, since all four losses have come in the final minute and have been by a total of nine points.
Roscoe is trying to return its football program to the heights it enjoyed for most of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s, when the Plowboys were regularly competing for district titles and making annual trips to the playoffs â€” 13 straight from 1998 through 2010.
Albany, which pays a visit to Roscoe on Friday, is a good example of where the Plowboys would like to be â€” 5-0 (2-0 in District 7-1A, Division II) and currently ranked No. 9 in the state in Class 1A. And itâ€™s nothing new for the Lions, either.