March 11th, 2013
Funeral services for Rev. Orvel E. Brantley, 89, of Abilene and formerly of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Cox and Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Brantley died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Funeral services for Mary L. Kirk, 88, of Sweetwater, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 1013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Kirk died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater sought a win at home against Andrews at noon today after playing â and losing â all four games at the Abilene ISD baseball tournament that ended on Saturday.
MONDAY, MARCH 11
Sweetwater, JV hosts Abilene Cooper sophomores, 9 a.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews, noon.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams will play at Levelland at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Sweetwater varsity will play at Lubbock Estacado, noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Sweetwater varsity plays host to Brownwood at 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams play host to Snyder (district openers), 5 and 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater JV will play doubleheader at Jim Ned starting at noon.
Sweetwater athletes made a strong showing Friday at the high school track field when they hosted their Rattlesnake Relays for the first time in several years.
The Sweetwater boys and girls both placed second to San Angelo Central in the team standings, with the boys scoring 131 points and the girls 101. Centralâs boys and girls scored 192 and 226 points, respectively.
The Sweetwater boys won a total of seven events, with both Nick Nemir and Kaleb Hoover winning twice.
JV results will be run at later date
Final team results â 1. Central 192; 2. Sweetwater 131; 3. Borden County 70; 4. Colorado City 69; 5. Anson 60; 6. Snyder 53.
100 â 1. Prieto, Central, 11.27; 2. Williams, Colorado City, 11.33; 3. Jay Lomas, Sweetwater, 11.34; 4. Kris Duran, Sweetwater, 11.52; 5. Deandre Gatson, Sweetwater, 11.59; 6. Martez, Central, 11.62; 7. Jackson, Central, 11.68; 8. Beker, Anson, 11.76; 9. Domguez, Snyder, 12.05; 10. Cumpton, Anson, 12.73.
Today will be sunny with a high near 67. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 42 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Get a look at the Spring Break forecast now at weather.gov.
Joseph Castro, 6, a student in Roscoe and his cousin visiting from Pueblo, Colo., Avery Alvo, 2, admire a rattlesnake with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Lance Shaw at the Round-Up.
Glenn Stifflemire conquers his fear of snakes while Sweetwater Jaycee Lance Shaw wraps a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake around his neck.
Kyndra Vaught, 2013 Miss Snake Charmer, performed âSuds in the Bucketâ at the Nolan County Coliseum on Friday for those attending the 55th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.