Archive - 2014
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In as many weeks Sweetwater Police have made several arrests in a variety of offenses. However, in less than a seven-day period, two arrests were made concerning illicit drugs.
The first arrest took place on the 500 block of West Broadway on May 1, 2014 when an individual with outstanding warrants was observed in a vehicle. Upon locating the vehicle, the subject, Akeeme Kintay Bender of Amarillo, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant (aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) and was also found to be in possession of five small plastic baggies containing cocaine totaling 1.16 grams.
Mother's Day is on Sunday, and one local resident wants to serve expectant mothers as they enter and transition into a new chapter of life.
Samantha Morgan is the owner of Doula Your Way. While the word "doula" stems from the Greek language as "a woman who serves," Morgan's role is to provide physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth as a trained, experienced professional.
In the past year, Morgan has participated in six births. Recently, she became CPR certified as a healthcare provider through the American Heart Association.
A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. Thatâ€™s the message organizers are touting with the 2014 National Hospital Week theme, â€śCompassion Innovation Dedication: The Commitment Continues.â€ť
Funeral services for Robin Del Cox, 75, of Sweetwater, will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jimmy Don Bennett and Rev. Dwayne Oden officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home. Any pin-up pictures are welcomed to be brought to the family visitation by friends and family to be pinned-up on a picture.
Betty Ann Swaim Ball, age 87, of Cleburne, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Cleburne, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Ascension Lutheran Church with Pastor Joe Ardy officiating under the direction of Rosser Funeral Home, Cleburne, Texas.
Burial followed in Sweetwater Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas. Local arrangements were by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
WOODROW â€” Sweetwa-ter successfully fought back from a 4-0 deficit after two innings to take a 6-4 lead over host Lubbock Cooper after 5 1/2 innings Friday.
It was the same formula the Mustangs used to knock off Pecos a week earlier in bi-district, and they needed just six outs to get another win. This time, however, they couldnâ€™t pull it off.
Instead, Cooper rallied for three sixth-inning runs and a 7-6 win in Game 1 of the teamsâ€™ best-of-3 area playoff series that resumed at Sweetwater on Saturday, with the Mustangs (20-10) needing a pair of victories to keep their season alive.
Sweetwater High School had three football players receive top honors recently at a Step It Up combine in Abilene for players in grades 8-12 who are look-ing for college exposure. A total of 13 football players from SHS attended. Among the events at the combine were 40-yard dash, power toss, fastest man competi-tion and offensive line and defensive line challenges.
The honored players were Bray Amos - Overall MVP, Kaegan Jeffrey - MVP quarterback and Isaiah McGee - Defensive MVP.
Two All-American Vol-leyball Camps will be held in Sweetwater in June.
A camp for students entering grades 6-8 will be held June 16-17 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. both days at the Sweetwater Middle School gym. The cost is $55 per player and due by Thursday, May 15. Please send registration forms and full payment to Reneigh Meneses, P.O. Box 862, Sweetwater, TX 79556. Persons may call her at (325) 338-8606. Make checks payable to Sweetwater Summer VB.
These Roscoe Collegiate High School athletes were given top honors on May 2 at a banquet held in the school cafetorium.
Plowgirls of the Year â€” Eva Aguayo, basketball; Eva Aguayo, Sunshine Tala-mantez, Whitney Williams and Lyndi Wilkinson, track; Alejandra Solis, cross country; Ashley Lara, powerlift-ing.
Plowboys of the Year â€” Shelton Toliver, football; Jesus Leanos, basketball and track; Braiden Moore, cross country; Ray Bohall, powerlifting.
Charles and Verla Ratliff Spirit Award â€” Whitney Williams.
Clyde Jay Memorial Scholarships â€” Eva Aguayo and Jesus Leanos.