Archive - 2013
A small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990. They came seeking God and little did they know how powerfully He was about to move. On Saturday night their hearts were penetrated like never before, when they became broken before God and burdened for their friends. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools and leaders.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham presented Royce Porter â€” successful songwriter and recording artist and also a Sweetwater High School graduate â€” with a key to the city on Friday at the Texas Theatre after the Mustangâ€™s Homecoming football game.
Porter attended several events involved with the Sweetwater/Newman High School All-Class Reunion. Shown are Mayor Wortham with Jeanne Brewer and Marilyn Kuss, organizers of the event, and Royce Porter.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has been busy the last couple of years with renovations and expansion projects to meet the growing healthcare needs of Nolan County. The hospital will kick-off then next phase of its growth plans on Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new cardiac rehabilitation and wellness facility. "We're in a busy and exciting era here at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital," said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. "Our construction projects have been the result of the growing and evolving healthcare needs of Nolan County.
Shown are members of the Class of 1968 attending the Exes Tea at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria, (in no particular order) Marilyn Kuss, Pam (Linn) Murray, Ann (Glasgow) Cavitt, Sherry (Blankenship) Anklam, Linda (McCullough) McCracken, Teresa (Howard) Holdridge, Kathy (Kinney) Boley, Joy Jones, George Williams, Paul Nash, Randy Hendricks, Albert Russell, Keith Spencer, Auther Wright, pictured with Coach Truett Mobley and his wife Betty Mobley (far right).
Phanette Baumann, 86, of Sweetwater, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Baumann was cremated.
Baumann was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Loraine. She married Lester Baumann. Phanette was a graduate of Loraine High School and Harris Nursing School in Fort Worth with a Registered Nursing Degree. She moved to Sweetwater from Fort Worth in February of 2007. She and her husband owned a summer home in Colorado and enjoyed spending time there.
She is survived by several cousins.
Obdulia Heredia Lopez, age 82, of Sweetwater, went unto her Saviorâ€™s arms at sunset on Sept. 21, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lionzo Soria officiating, assisted by Al Williams. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
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MONDAY, SEPT. 23
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will play at Big Spring starting at 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Levelland â€” freshmen and JV begin at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25
Roscoe runners will be at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ teams will host Brownwood at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ teams will host Brownwood at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
Bray Amos is shown scoring one of the four Sweetwater touchdowns in Fridayâ€™s homecoming game at Mustang Bowl.
However, Wall held off a second-half comeback to pull out a 42-28 victory.
Facing a 21-point deficit and forced to turn the ball over on downs at Wallâ€™s 18-yard line with 6:23 left in the third quarter, Sweet-waterâ€™s hopes of a miracle comeback appeared to be dead here Friday night.
But 21-point leads arenâ€™t what they used to be, and it wasnâ€™t long until the Mus-tangs were poised to pull off that miracle after cutting Wallâ€™s lead to 35-28 with 8:13 to play.