Archive - 2014
Guy Paul Evans departed this life Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
He was survived by father, Lawrence Evans; sister, LawrieÂ and Mark Evans Hoffmam; children, Jamie O'Connor, Jeremy Guerra and Shawna Weldy; nephews, Michael Evans and David Morrow; and niece, Kristen Evans.
Memorial services will be held Saturday,Â Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God with Pastor Kirk officiating.
A memorial service for Darlene Gunn Glass, 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Glass died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
She was born on May 21, 1942 in Roscoe.
Nellie Kathryn Sanders departed this life on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the age of 86.
A celebration of her life will be at 1 P.M. December 4, 2014 at McCoy Chapel Of Memories. Dr. Robert C. Monk, Professor of Religion, Emeritus, McMurry University will officiate.
Visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 P.M.. Sunrise interment will be held Friday, December 5 at 7:30 A.M. at the Sweetwater Cemetery.
MONDAY, DEC. 1
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys will host Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys will host Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls will play at Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls will play at Lamesa at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high boys will host Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls will play at Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams will play at Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 37. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 27, with breezy winds from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
We'll see mostly cloudy skies again tonight, with a low around 27 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will become light and variable.
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Who: Sweetwater (13-0) vs. Celina (11-2)
What: Class 4A, Division II state quarterfinal
When: Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wichita Fallsâ€™ Memorial Stadium
Sweetwater will be considered the visiting team for the playoff game.
MINERAL WELLS â€” The Sweetwater football teamâ€™s playoff journey continues.
Vernon, led by fullback Isaiah Love, piled up some 329 yards rushing with its Wing-T attack on Friday and didnâ€™t punt once.
Sweetwater, though, never trailed and time after time, the Mustangs came up with the clutch plays they needed to stay in control.
When the dust had settled, Sweetwater had a 49-27 win in the Class 4A, Division II regional playoff as its season stayed alive for at least one more week.
Isaiah McGee of Sweetwater escapes the grasp of a Vernon defender during a 49-27 win over the Lions on Friday, in the teams' Class 4A, Division II regional playoff held in Mineral Wells. The Mustangs will face Celina in the state quarterfinals this week.
Read about the big win on Page A6 of today's paper.
Mr. Simon J. Abrigo, age 68, of Loraine passed away on Nov. 24, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Saint Josephâ€™s Mission in Loraine with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Childrenâ€™s book author Lynn Sheffield Simmons has made Sweetwater the setting for her latest childrenâ€™s book Bo and the Ghosts of Tumbleweed Ranch.Â Although the story is fiction Mrs. Simmons includes the names and professions of Sweetwater Veterinarian Dr. Bud Alldredge and former Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley in her new book.
The story begins with the low, rolling hills and wide-open skies of West Texas welcoming Mrs. Barnett and Bo, the loveable but mischievous black Labrador retriever, to their next adventure.
See the full story in the weekend edition.