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February 8th, 2013

Local church offers Bible reading program

February 8, 2013

Never found time to read the Bible? First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Sweetwater is starting an all-ages program to Read the Bible in 90 Days.
Pastor Kary Fry wants to promote Bible literacy and says, "A whole generation of us were raised on Bible themes, where the Bible was used only as reference."
While many people may feel that they're not "smart" enough or don't have the background to attend Sunday school, this program will be for beginners, and literally get everyone on the same page. The program is open to all.

SISD Choir competes at Solo/Ensemble contest

February 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Choral Department competed this past Saturday at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at McMurry University.
All six Sweetwater Middle School soloists received a First Division Superior rating including Tiffany Bugarin, Megan Dean, Crystal Foust, Martin Morini, Kelsey Parker and Tarryn Velasquez.
The Sweetwater High School soloists were also successful. Abby McPherson received a 2nd Division Excellent. Four freshman received a First Division Superior including Kilanie Arpin, Cierra Knox, Brittany Jimenez and Dylan Jimenez.

Blotters for February 6, 2013

February 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued eight citations and made one arrest on Feb. 6, 2013.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Runaway/criminal mischief — 1900 block of Bristol.

Arrested by SPD:
• Chad Parsons, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made five arrests on Feb. 6, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• David Leon Archer, 44, of Sweetwater — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Alvin Wayne Smith

February 8, 2013

A graveside service for Alvin Wayne Smith, 82, of Tyler, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Feb. 10, 2013, at Newman Cemetery in Fisher County with his family officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Smith died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Veterans Hospital in Temple.

Harold Waggoner

February 8, 2013

Harold Waggoner, age 76, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Hylton Cemetery with Mike Ensminger officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Harold was born on Sept. 1, 1936, in Hylton, Texas to William Floyd and Zora D. (Stewart) Waggoner. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Harvey A. Nash

February 8, 2013

Masonic graveside services for Harvey A. Nash, 101, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Members from Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Nash died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.

SW, Big Spring break tie today

February 8, 2013

There are several things Sweetwater must do today vs. Big Spring in order to realize its dream of making the playoffs and ending a long drought, says Lady Mustang coach Al Miller.
“We talked about having low turnovers and managing the game like we’re supposed to. Not letting them have wide-open 3s. Taking care of the ball and giving them one shot on offense.”
If Sweetwater had done a better job in just a couple of those areas the last time the teams played each other, today’s third-place district tiebreaker between two teams with 5-5 records wouldn’t be necessary.

Highland, Roscoe play warmups

February 8, 2013

Though they don’t start the playoffs until next week, the Highland and Roscoe girls basketball teams won’t be idle this weekend. Both have scheduled warmup games to prepare them for postseason play.
Highland (10-0 in District 13-A, 27-3) plays Valley at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Jay-ton after ending district with a 67-24 win over Hermleigh while Roscoe (7-3, 18-11) gets a tuneup at 5 p.m. today vs. Zephyr in Zephyr.

Local forecast for this weekend

February 8, 2013

Your Friday forecast will be sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 46 and eastern winds remaining at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Saturday will bring in a chance of rain and high winds throughout the entire weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s with lows ranging from the high 30s to mid 40s.
Head on over to weather.com to learn more.

February 7th

Jaycees increase Snake Charmer Pageant scholarship amounts

February 7, 2013

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.

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