Archive - 2013
Sight is one of the most precious senses one can possess, but many health factors can greatly reduce your vision. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be focusing on eye health and wellness as the topic of this monthâ€™s Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Led by Cody Wilkinson, doctor of optometry and optometric glaucoma specialist, the seminar will cover the basics of eye health and how prominent diseases and health conditions can reduce or eliminate a personâ€™s sight.
HAMLIN - Rebecca Ann "Becky" (Petty) Brown, 64, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at an Abilene hospital.Â
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at FountainGate Fellowship (909 North Willis, Abilene, TexasÂ 79603) with burial in the family cemetery on the Harp Ranch in Nolan County.Â Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home and McCoy Funeral Home will be conducting the services.Â Visitation was from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home in Hamlin.Â Online condolences may be made to adamsfosterrayfh.com or mccoyfh.com.
Alice A. Gonzales, age 93, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
ROBY â€“ Wanda Bernice (Greer) Randolph, 91 passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Roby.Â Visitation was from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â
In a game that featured the stateâ€™s single-season record holder for passing yardage in Class 1A, an unheralded running back from a first-year program came up with the winning touchdown here Saturday.
Leddy Frenchâ€™s 2-yard run broke a 22-22 deadlock with just 19 seconds left to play, giving Brock a 28-22 victory over Booker to end the ninth annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
The result leaves both teams with 2-1 records.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 87. Winds will be from the west around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. We'll also have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will decrease to 20% by this evening.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight with a low around 70. Winds from the east at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the south-southwest after midnight.
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MONDAY, SEPT. 16
Highland and Blackwell runners at Coleman meet. Note: The Sweetwater cross country team will not com-pete this week due to the homecoming activities.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Green-wood starting at 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
Roscoe runners will be at Anson meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade Gray and White teams play at Dublin at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 4 p.m.
After 69 points in its first two games, Sweetwater cranked its high-powered offense up yet another notch for Fridayâ€™s home opener against Breckenridge.
The Buckaroos managed to answer just about every score with one of their own, however, until a long kickoff return and a key defensive play in the fourth quarter helped Sweetwater finally put the game away.
With the 51-33 win â€” the Mustangsâ€™ highest one-game output in nearly five years â€” Sweetwater is now 2-1 on the season, while Breckenridge fell to 1-2.
Sweetwater won both of its games in sub-varsity football action on Thurs-day at Breckenridge. Both teams are back on the road this week at Wall.
Sweetwater JV 20, Breckenridge 7
Max Gomez threw touchdown passes of 24 yards to Sean Norman and 41 yards to Michael Green, and the JV (2-1) also got a 7-yard scoring run from Adrian Vizzerra in beating Breckenridge.
Other offensive standouts were running back Jacoby Hunt and receiver Mark Lawrence (6 catches, 84 yards), while Hunter Mobley (interception) and Vizzerra (three sacks) were among the defensive standouts.
MILES â€” Roscoe failed to dent the scoreboard Friday night at Miles in its final non-district game, just one week after the Plowboys scored 45 points in an im-pressive home win. The result was a 19-0 loss that dropped Roscoe to 1-2 this season.
Miles (1-2), coming off a 44-12 loss to Quanah at Sweetwaterâ€™s Sammy Baugh Classic, held the Plowboys to 242 yards while scoring in each of the first three quarters as the Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season.