Archive - 2014

December 12th

This week’s basketball

December 13, 2014

All events are subject to change
MONDAY, DEC. 15
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys will host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ boys will host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ girls will play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high ‘B’ girls at Clyde, 6:30 p.m.
All other Roscoe junior high teams are open.
Highland junior high teams will play at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.

Youth basketball signups Monday

December 13, 2014

Mustang Youth Basketball will hold signups for 2015 league play on Monday, Dec. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s conference room, which is located in front of the hospital. Children must be in grades 3-6 to be eligible. Please bring the child’s birth certificate and $30 registration fee. There will be no late registrations.

Buck's to expand its bar, Sweetwater nightlife

December 13, 2014

Popular Sweetwater eatery Buck's Steaks & Bar-B-Que began work this past week on what will be its second major expansion in under two years.
This time, the restaurant — located at 103 SW Georgia Avenue — will be adding on to its bar and dance floor area, which will more than quadruple the establishment's current tap room occupancy.
Since the completion of the first expansion — which added a room that was partitioned off from the restaurant to accommodate drinking patrons — manager Mike Buckner said business has been booming.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Morris wins shopping spree

December 13, 2014

Mary Morris, a Sweetwater High School student, was the winner of a $500 shopping spree sponsored by the Woman's Forum. Her family recently moved to Sweetwater. He father is the new principal of Sweetwater High School, Dr. Ron Morris and her mother is a teacher at Sweetwater Intermediate School, Tammy Morris. Holding the winning ticket is Lita McEachern, chairperson of the Woman's Forum holiday give away. Also shown are Gayle Greer (far left), Woman's Forum member and Taylor Horn (center) who drew the winning ticket at the Sweetwater Craft Show last Sunday.

Municipal Band to host Christmas concert

December 13, 2014

All are invited to enjoy some Christmas spirit and attend the Sweetwater Municipal Band’s Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium.
Band Director Billy Weems said the band and its sub-elements like the Mistletoe Brass will play mostly traditional, upbeat Big Band songs, including “Silver Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” Let it Snow,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” This Christmas,” and “Merry Christmas Darling.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Betty Lou Rose Wortham

December 13, 2014

Betty Lou Rose Wortham, 78, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, after an extended illness. She had been under the care of Sweetwater Healthcare Center, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and Hendricks Hospice in Sweetwater. Her family will hold a private service this week, and a public memorial service and celebration of life will be announced in January 2015.

Lois Virginia (Wales) Faver

December 13, 2014

Lois Virginia (Wales) Faver, a long-time resident of Sweetwater, died peacefully the early morning of Dec. 11, in Baytown, TX. She had just celebrated her ninety-first birthday.

Bobby James Heller

December 13, 2014

Military graveside services for Bobby James Heller, 85, of Richland Hills, TX, will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Slater's Chapel Cemetery in Nolan, performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. The service will be officiated by Rev. Billy Oliver on Nolan. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.

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December 12, 2014

Christmas Eve services planned at local churches

December 12, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons).

Read Friday's edition to learn more.

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