Archive - 2014
IRA â€” Ira is the champ-ion of District 7-1A, Div. I after a 62-14 win over High-land on Thursday.
Ira (10-0, 3-0) held High-land (4-5, 2-1) to 163 yards and two scores in the regular season-ending game, which ended on the 45-point mer-cy rule with 5:37 left in the third quarter.
Read more in Friday's edition in Sports.
Today, November 7, Avondale Baptist Church will have a large garage sale through Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.
All proceeds of this event will go to the Building for Christ at ABC fund to re-pave the parking lot and build a retaining wall on the south side of the building. There will be lots of items for sale.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 47 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the northwest after midnight.
Saturday's forecast will almost be a repeat of Friday, but a slight warmup will arrive on Sunday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Breezy winds will decrease on Saturday night, but crank back up again throughout Sunday.
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Glenda â€śCocoâ€ť Ruth Wilson Johnson, 63 of Sweetwater, passed away Oct. 29, 2014. Glenda was born in Sweetwater on March 4, 1951, the eighth of nine children born to Aaron and Willie Mae Wilson.Â She graduated from Sweetwater High School and went on to continue her education at Texas Southern University.Â Glenda was homemaker and a lifelong member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sweetwater until the churchâ€™s closing in 2012.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ethel Mae Felder.Â
Freddie J. Schubert, age 74, of Longworth, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Longworth Cemetery with Rev. Jake Wade officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Freddie Jerrald Schubert was born in Sweetwater on Jan. 2, 1940 to Carl Richard and Mona Faye Woodward Schubert. He married Velma Louise Parker in 1962 and raised five children.
Funeral services for Donny Reeves, 73, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater with Tique Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Reeves died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Pauline Lorena Carnathan Hale, age 89, went to be at peace with our Heavenly Father on Nov. 5, 2014.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan with Reverend Bruce Parsons officiating. A family visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the funeral home. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The West Texas Rehabilitation Centerâ€™s Shrimp Peel and Auction at the Sweetwater Country Club raised a record dollar amount this year. Director of Donor Relations for the REHAB Dan Huggins reports that the preliminary total is $64,231. The previous all-time high was in 2012 when the event brought in $61,872. Huggins says that over the last three years the event has brought in over $175,000.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
Sweetwater Independent School District announced that they will host a community-wide pep rally on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the parking lot behind the Nolan County Courthouse. The pep rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a performance from the high school Pop Sensations followed by the pep rally at 8 p.m.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
As Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital receives upgrades to its facilities, other areas of patient care are also being improved. In order to provide a safe environment for its customers and staff, RPMH has added a three-man security team which will monitor and patrol the 23-acre campus 24 hours per day.
Learn more in Thursday's edition.