July 22nd, 2014

SYFL Cheer sign-ups begin today

July 22, 2014

Sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Football League Cheer will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24, at Rhema Valley Church, located at 3304 E. Broadway (straight across from the USG entrance). Flag cheer is for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten; Mighty Mites cheer is for first and second graders; junior pee wee cheer is for third and fourth graders; and pee wee cheer is for fifth and sixth graders. Parents/guardians will need to bring a copy of the child's report card and birth certificate. For more information, contact DeeAnn at 325-864-3459.

TSTC hosts First Annual Burger Challenge

July 22, 2014

Texas State Technical College's First Annual Burger Challenge is in the books. Students, faculty and staff took to their grills to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Food for Thought 2 made up of Nick Alvarado, Executive Director of Career Services and Amy Freeman, Director of Counseling and Testing took Best Burger and Best Cook site. The winning burger was an all-beef patty topped with lettuce, bacon, fried green tomato and your choice of special sauce (honey barbecue, Thousand Island or Ranch) between a Hawaiian sweet roll as the bun.

USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for Nolan County

July 22, 2014

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County is authorized for emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014. FSA's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

Linda Kay Posey

July 22, 2014

Linda Kay Posey, age 65, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Reverend Kary Fry officiating. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Don Odell Williams

July 22, 2014

Funeral services for Don Odell Williams, 64, of Sweetwater, will at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Martino Widjaja and Aubrey Todd officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Williams died Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home in Sweetwater.
He was born July 25, 1949 in Stamford, Texas.

Allen, Hyde given MVP recognition

July 22, 2014

Two ex-Highland High School athletes earned MVP recognition on Saturday at Six-Man Coaches Associa-tion all-star games that were held in Wichita Falls.
Abilene Christian Univ-ersity-bound Sierra Allen had a team-high 18 points in the West stars’ 81-48 win over the East in the girls basketball game, while Michael Hyde was defensive MVP as the West prevailed 42-16 over the East in the football game. Both Allen and Hyde are 2014 HHS graduates.
Allen was also named as her team’s MVP back in June when she played in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star basketball game held in Brownwood.

Local sports camps are set

July 22, 2014

A Mustang Football Camp will be held this Wednesday through Friday, July 23-25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9. The cost of the camp is $30, and all campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff. The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates. Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School.

Adult literacy/ESL class to meet today

July 22, 2014

Today, July 22, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Tuesday's forecast for Sweetwater

July 22, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 5 mph.
We'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and eastern winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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July 21st

Danny Lee Mann

July 21, 2014

Danny was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 6, 1961. He worked as a roughneck from 1980-1984, then continued on as a teamster at a South Texas Nuclear Project from 1984-1991. While providing for his growing family, Danny continued as a Process Operator at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991-2014. He respected his friends and co-workers. Their friendship was valued. Danny was a devoted family man and loving father to his children. Danny loved the simple farm life and all it has to offer. A lot of work but, big rewards. Danny enjoyed live country music and dancing. That is where he met his wife, Karen.

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