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October 1st, 2012

Over $67K awarded to BHS graduates

October 1, 2012

At the Sept. 19, 2012 meeting of the Blackwell Education Foundation, $67,891.95 was awarded to graduates of Blackwell High School. Students who graduate from Blackwell High School have the opportunity to earn up to $3,000 per year of attendance.
The scholarships are paid each semester to colleges, universities, technical schools or job training programs to assist students in furthering their education and making them "job ready."

Gerald Wayne Butler

October 1, 2012

Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Butler, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. David Stevens will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Butler died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Snyder.
He was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Hamlin. He married Patsy Ann Speed on March 16, 1991, in Sweetwater. He worked for the city, loved music and playing the guitar.

Merritt Thomas "M.T." Staten

October 1, 2012

Merritt Thomas “ M.T.” Staten, age 88, of Sweetwater passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Big Spring, Texas. A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Reverend’s Robert Carey, Frankie Santiago and Tommy Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Carolyn Kay Alexander

October 1, 2012

Carolyn Kay Alexander, age 64, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes, Dr. Travis Monday and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.

Richard G. Ramirez

October 1, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Richard G. Ramirez, 50, of Sweetwater, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Ramirez died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Oct. 20. 1961, in Sweetwater. He loved dancing, playing pool, bowling and his favorite, watching wrestling and football.

B-Spring rallies past SW

October 1, 2012

Some losses hurt a little more than others.
That was the case here on Saturday as the Sweetwater volleyball team let what ap-peared to be a sure win turn into a five-game loss in a crucial District 4-3A match against Big Spring.
Sweetwater (1-2, 21-12) rallied from a 25-23 loss in the opener to win the next two by scores of 25-20 and 25-18, and was on the verge of closing out the match af-ter going ahead 22-18 in the fourth game.
But Big Spring went on a 7-1 run to win 25-23 and force a Game 5.

Weekly Sports Calendar

October 1, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 1
Volleyball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Wylie (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners are at Jim Ned meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman teams are idle.
Sweetwater JV teams are idle.
Roscoe jr high at Cross Plains (one team), 5 p.m.

Lions run to victory over S’water

October 1, 2012

BROWNWOOD — After pulling within eight points of Brownwood with 6:52 left and then forcing the Lions to start consecutive possessions from inside their 5-yard line, Sweetwater was poised to complete a rainy fourth-quarter comeback here Friday.
Clinging to a 21-13 lead, Brownwood was pinned at its 2 after a 47-yard punt by Sweetwater quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey with 4:08 to play. But the Lions went to their wildcat formation, and Eddie Duque raced 95 yards before finally being dragged down at Sweetwater’s 3.

Roscoe, Highland pick up wins

October 1, 2012

Roscoe kicked off District 7-1A, Division II play with a 14-0 win over Baird’s Bears on Friday. The big news? Not only was it the team’s first win, but also Roscoe’s first victory since late in the 2010 season.
Roscoe (1-3) got touch-downs from Eduardo Gal-legos and Vincent Pantoja, and the defense shut down Baird (1-3) to complete the victory. The Bears finished with just 157 yards.
Pantoja gave the Plowboys a 6-0 lead when he scored on a 16-yard run in the first quarter.

Freshman football team downs B’wood

October 1, 2012

Sweetwater’s freshman football team improved to 4-1 by defeating Brownwood 16-6 here Thursday.
Max Gomez threw touchdown passes of 80 yards to Michael Lawrence and 30 yards to Scott Warner, plus a two-point pass to Adrian Vizzerra, and Corey Mendez had a safety. Dylan Jimenez, D’Jaman West, Austin Kamer and Mark Lawrence were also offensive standouts. On defense, Lawrence had two interceptions and West one, and Israel Vera, Branson Guelker, Daniel Maldonado, Warner, Den-zell Moore, Vizzerra and Mendez were the other defensive standouts.

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