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September 17th, 2014

Frances “Fran” Alston

September 17, 2014

Graveside services for Frances “Fran” Alston, 102, of Westminister (Denver), Colo., will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Alston died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Westminister (Denver), Colo.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1911 in Trent. She married M.C. "Red" Alston on June 14, 1931 in Merkel.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater. She was born in Trent and raised in Merkel.

Local Sports Calendar

September 17, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
Cross Country
Sweetwater varsity runners at Miles meet.
Football
Sweetwater freshmen will play at Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and 8th grade ‘B’ teams will host Snyder, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘B’ and 8th grade ‘A’ teams will host Snyder, 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high will host Jim Ned, 4:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will host Jim Ned, 6 p.m.
Highland junior high at Garden City, 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Garden City, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high plays at Robert Lee, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
Football

Lady ‘Stangs go the distance to beat Miles

September 17, 2014

After a big 25-10 win in Game 1, the Sweetwater volleyball team suddenly ran into trouble in its non-dis-trict match against Miles here Tuesday. But all was well at the end as Sweetwa-ter outlasted the visitors in a five-game thriller, winning 25-10, 23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-12 in a match that took two hours to finish.
Sweetwater (14-8) excee-ded its 2013 win total with the victory, which wasn’t secured until Kensi Chown-ing collected her 23rd kill in Game 5 to end the match

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition in Sports.

JV volleyball team gets sweep vs. Miles

September 17, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s JV volleyball team swept past Miles 25-19, 25-21 here Tuesday. Sweetwater did not play a freshman volleyball match on Tuesday.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition in Sports.

Events scheduled today at library

September 17, 2014

Two events are scheduled today, September 17 at the County-City Library.
The Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at 9:30 a.m. Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children.
And at 2 p.m., the library will have a Home School Story Hour. Library staff will have activities for students while parents meet together.
Call 235-4978 for more information.

Wednesday's local forecast

September 17, 2014

Today, we'll have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy conditions and a high near 88. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph, becoming west in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will drop down to 40 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 68. Winds will come from the east around 5 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 16th

City officials tour new PD

September 16, 2014

Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda (third from right) speaks to city officials during a tour of the new police department which is under construction at Avenue A and Musgrove. The project is slated to be complete by January 2015.

Team Chip TKD to host Done With Bullying event Saturday

September 16, 2014

Team Chip TKD Sweetwater is taking a stand against a rising problem with America's youth. They have joined forces with the MAAB (Martial Artists Against Bullying) Organization, to bring the "Done with Bullying" program to the community. A few students of Team Chip were chosen to take part in the training and become certified peer mediators for the program. 

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

APPLAUSE music series opens Oct. 4 with ‘Broadway Lights’

September 16, 2014

Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium opens its new Applause Music Series with the production of “Broadway Lights” on Oct. 4. Kicking off a season of musical wonder, the concert brings Broadway classics to Sweetwater – with a Texan twist.
“Broadway Lights” builds off the success of a pre-season concert with Sweetwater Municipal Band, directed by Billy Weems and special guests Annika Johansson, Brandon Wilhelm, and Rick Piersall accompanied by Martha Taylor.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Kiwanis Club to host pancake supper Friday

September 16, 2014

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual pancake supper set for Friday night, Sept. 19, at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held just before the Sweetwater Mustangs vs. Snyder Tigers football game. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. The Kiwanis welcomes all take-out orders.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

WEDNESDAY,OCT. 1 Cross Country Sweetwater varsity and middle school runners compete at Clyde meet....
The possibility of a 2-0 start in district volleyball was well within Sweetwater’s reach against...
The Sweetwater High School junior varsity volleyball team is in action today, hosting Levelland at...

 

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