Archive - 2014

May 12th

Roscoe hoop camps slated

May 12, 2014

Roscoe will have four basketball camps in June.
Camps for girls and boys entering grades 6-9 next year will be held June 2-4 from 6-9 p.m. at the high school and junior high gyms. Registration is at the door and the cost is $30.
Camps for girls and boys entering grades 1-5 next year will be held June 16-18 from 6-8 p.m. at the high school and junior high gyms. Registration is at the door and the cost is $25.
Both camps will include games, fundamental skills, awards and a T-shirt. For questions, interested persons should contact coach Kelly Jo Sexton at

May 9th

Local churches to honor mothers this Sunday

May 9, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church    
An overzealous little boy was pledging his devotion to his mother, when he began to brag of what he would do for her, when he grew up. "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to buy you an electric can opener, an electric toaster, an electric stove and an electric chair."
It has been said that the joys of motherhood are experienced when the children go to bed. There are many days when that statement feels true to a weary mom, but in reality she would disagree. 

Dickson named East Ridge Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 9, 2014

Kim Dickson has been named this year's Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary School.
She is the 2nd and 3rd grade Special Education teacher. She has been teaching for a total of 16 years, with five of those years at Sweetwater ISD.
Dickson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She has served as Grade Level Chair for the special programs at East Ridge Elementary.
In addition, she participates in the Praise Band at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe.

Local fire fighters battle more blazes

May 9, 2014

Local firefighters have been battling many fires lately including five small grass fires and a large grass fire south of Maryneal on Thursday as well as a residential fire on Fisher and Alamo in Sweetwater.
The fire began in the carport and was stopped before it got to the house. Shown are Sweetwater firefighters Zack Williams, James Smith and Pat O’Neal at the house fire.

Local election to be held Saturday

May 9, 2014

Tomorrow, voters will head to the polls to vote on three different measures.
Voters will be casting their ballots for Precinct 2 and 4 seats on the Sweetwater City Commission, the District 5 seat on the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, and the bond election for the Phase 4 Renovation and expansion at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
For the city commission and school board elections, only registered voters who live in the respective areas can cast a ballot. All registered voters in Nolan County are eligible to vote for the hospital bond election.

John F. Heflin, PhD.

May 9, 2014

John passed away April 11, 2014 after a 15 year valiant fight against heart disease.

Kenneth Wayne Follis

May 9, 2014

Kenneth Wayne Follis, Jr., 67, of Sweetwater, formally of Hobbs, New Mexico, passed away May 8, 2014 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 16, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. “Kenny” Follis, son of the late Kenneth Doug Follis, Sr., and Betty Jean Follis, loving husband of Jeffrey Lynn Follis, is also survived by seven children, Jimmie Follis, Patricia Kuskos, Samantha Porter, Donna Follis, Tina Ragsdal, Ricky Follis and Sammy Sanchez. He is survived by 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mustangs visit Cooper to start the next round

May 9, 2014

The Sweetwater baseball team reached two of its goals by beating Pecos twice this past weekend in the Class 3A bi-district playoffs.
The two victories gave the Mustangs (20-9) their first 20-win season since 2004. It also marked just the seventh time Sweetwater had won a playoff series since 1988, and gave the team back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-March. Sweetwater was just 3-6 in that time before breaking loose against Pecos, scoring 21 runs in its two victories.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

May 9, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 66 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
We'll see highs in the mid to upper 90s this weekend, with lows ranging between 60 and 70. Winds will be breezy throughout the entire weekend, with a 20% chance of showers coming into the area on Sunday night.
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May 8th

Stamp Out Hunger food drive is this Saturday

May 8, 2014

The "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive will be held on Saturday, May 10. Letter carriers in the area and throughout the country will be collecting food for families in need. All donations will stay in the community.
It's easy to help: 1. Collect and bag non-perishable food items. 2. Place by the mailbox for the letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry. Donate items like canned meats/fish/soup/juice/vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...


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