Archive - Jan 8, 2014


Weight Day scheduled for Jan. 23

January 8, 2014

Healthy Weight Week is Jan. 19-25, so to observe this event on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon, residents can come to the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department and get weighed. There will be pamphlets available on eating right. Stay the New Year off right by getting healthy.

Chamber to offer social media marketing luncheon

January 8, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will host their second member benefit lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Jan. 16. The event is free to all Chamber members and lunch is provided.
Sarah T. Page Consulting, LLC will be on hand to speak about social media marketing. This face-paced session is based on examples of promotions used by small businesses from across the country using social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. It features marketing ideas that are creative, easy, free, create partnership opportunities and that most importantly drive sales and grow the customer base.

Food drive raises 273 pounds of goods for area food bank

January 8, 2014

Tyrone Amos of Sweetwater recently orchestrated a community food drive at Jones Park. A total of 273 pounds of canned and dry goods was collected and donated to the Food Bank of West Texas which provides food to most homeless shelters and disaster areas.

Girl Scouts kick off 2014 cookie season with new cookie and technology

January 8, 2014

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains (GS-TOP) are ringing in the New Year and the 2014 Cookie Program with the roll-out of a brand new cookie and new technology. These new elements will further enhance the world’s largest girl-led business which will take place this year in the Abilene area from Jan. 10 to Feb. 23. Counties in the Abilene Area include: Callahan, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall and Taylor counties.

Myrtle I. Scott

January 8, 2014

Funeral services for Myrtle I. Scott, 89, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Scott died Wednesday, January 7, 2014 in San Angelo.
She was born October 17, 1924 in Grapevine, Texas. She married Dorman Scott on March 29, 1942 in Sweetwater.

Local, area hoops

January 8, 2014

Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host San Angelo Lincoln, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at San Angelo Lincoln, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will host Ira starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will play at Monahans (district opener) — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Monahans — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.

Mustangs rally past LV, finish pre-district at 11-0

January 8, 2014

Since the start of the sea-son, the Sweetwater boys basketball team has been winning one game at a time. And after Tuesday night’s 47-44 home win over San Angelo Lake View that completed non-district play, the Mustangs’ streak is at 11.
Coach Al Hunt insisted after the game that he and his players aren’t talking about the streak.
“We just want to win 12,” he said.
To keep the streak alive, Sweetwater (11-0) — which needs just two victories to equal last year’s season total — must knock off a talented Monahans team on the road in its District 4-3A opener this Friday.

Lady ‘Stangs routed at GW

January 8, 2014

GREENWOOD — After a 44-40 home win against Big Spring last Friday to jump-start district play, Sweetwa-ter’s Lady Mustangs lost to a red-hot Greenwood squad 66-18 on Tuesday.
Sweetwater never found its shooting eye against the Rangerettes, who are 2-0 in 4-3A play after Tuesday’s easy win while Sweetwater is 1-1 (6-9 overall).
With the win, Greenwood stayed in a first-place tie with Wylie, which crushed Monahans 77-21. Big Spring is now tied with Sweetwater at 1-1 after beating Snyder 58-46 on Tuesday.

JV Mustangs are 10-1 after win

January 8, 2014

Sweetwater’s JV boys im-proved to 10-1 overall this season following a 47-18 win over Lake View’s JV here Tuesday.
Hardy Escobar scored 18 points for Sweetwater and Michael Lawrence had 13 for the Mustangs in their non-district finale. Denzell Moore had six points, Deshaun Williams five, Mark Lawrence three and Max Gomez two.

Wednesday's local forecast

January 8, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 57. Winds will be breezy with a southern wind at 15 to 20 mph, becoming northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 27 and light northern winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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