Archive - 2013
Funeral services for Milton R. Shirley, 88, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. James Baker will officiate and interment will follow at Slater's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Shirley died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at his home in Sweetwater.
Mrs. Dorothy Dell â€śDotâ€ť Gagnon Fournier, 75, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Transitional Health Services in Kannapolis.
There will be a private burial in Sweetwater, TX.
Mrs. Fournier was born October 21, 1937 in Worcester County, MA. She was one of six children of the late Leo E. Gagnon and Edelle Edith Brooks Stevens. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired as a Director of Nursing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Arthur Fournier, Sr.; daughter, Susan Fournier Cato; and a son, Robert Fournier, Jr.
Cub Scout registration will be held tonight, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the 4th & Elm Church of Christ youth center (in the back).
A free Cub Scout handbook will be given with registration. Registration fee is $6.25, and forms and fees will be collected this night.
For more information, contact leader Robert McCann at 325-933-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Council phone 325-677-2688.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southern winds around 5 to 15 mph.
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This Monday and Tuesday, Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater, respectively, will recognize a community member who has been very active, through the reading of proclamations. "Wes Bishop Day" on Tuesday will allow friends, family and the community to recollect on Bishop's achievements and involvement not only from a professional standpoint, but at a personal level.
For almost 36 years, Bishop served as the Director of Physical Therapy at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH). However, very serious health issues recently forced Bishop to step down and not return to work.
The Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District board of trustees, administration and staff would like to extend an invitation to the local community and surrounding area to attend the 2013 Open House for Roscoe Collegiate ISD on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the Roscoe Collegiate Special Event Center.
During a recent Sweetwater Kiwanis meeting, members were informed about an opportunity to reach out to a group that often goes overlooked.
Gonzalo "Speedy" San Miguel, Jr. has been a volunteer chaplain with the Texas Department of Corrections for the past 25 years. His ministry has allowed him to teach various Bible studies in Breckenridge, Sweetwater, Snyder, Colorado City, and most recently, in the country of Belize at the Belize Central Prison.
MONDAY, SEPT. 9
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Hawley at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
Sweetwater 7th grade White-Grey combined team vs. Dublin (season opener), 4 p.m., Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Wylie, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams play host to Lamesa (both gyms), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Lamesa (new gym), 6:15 p.m..
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
Sweetwater runners are at Christoval meet.
ANDREWS â€” When the Mustangs battle each other on the football field, itâ€™s rarely a dull contest.
Sweetwater and Andrews, who have played memorable games since they first met as district rivals in the 1980s, produced a non-district classic on Friday. When the dust had settled, the visiting Mustangs (Sweetwater) had a 39-31 win after holding off a fourth-quarter rally by the host Mustangs (Andrews), leaving both teams with identical 1-1 records.
It was a shootout from the start, complete with several huge momentum shifts on both sides.
Sweetwater went 2-for-2 in sub-varsity football ac-tion vs. Andrews Thursday at Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV (1-1) beat Andrews 28-24. Adrian Vizzerra had two rushing touchdowns and Denzell Moore one, while Jâ€™Corey Amos (5 catches, 53 yards) scored on a pass reception. Deshaun Williams (three catches, 91 yards), Mike Lawrence (six catches, 74 yards) and Sean Norman (5, 63) were also top receivers. Defensive standouts were Vizzerra (six tackles), Moore (five tackles), Amos (three tackles) and Max Gomez (interception).
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman improved to 2-0 with a 36-14 win over Andrews.