May 10th, 2011
A memorial service for Tony Wayne Fisher, 42, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Word of God Church in Sweetwater with Rev. Dale Stowe officiating.
Fisher died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Thomas Mirron Sanders, age 76, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Monahans, TX. He was born May 9, 1934 in Hermleigh, TX; to William and Marietta (George) Sanders.
Thomas was a member of the Church of God in Kermit, TX and loved to fish.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 212 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made nine arrests from May 5-8, 2011.
The SPD received 93, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Cruelty to animal â€”Â 1000 block of Oak.
â€¢Â Burglary â€”Â 700 block of Neff.
â€¢Â Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢Â Burglary of a motor vehicle â€”Â 1500 block of Josephine.
â€¢Â Evading arrest/detention â€”Â 200 block of FK Williams.
â€¢Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 600 block of Pecan.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 800 block of E. 16th.
â€¢Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
The state meet in Austin represents the pinnacle for high school track and field athletes. And for Callie Sandusky of Highland, it will be a chance to end her two-sport career by bringing home a state medal.
Sandusky, a senior, will be making her first state appearance when she com-petes in the Class 1A girls high jump at 6 p.m. Friday. She qualified with a second-place jump of 5-4 at regionals, a personal best effort that tied Highlandâ€™s school record set in 1984 by Brandye (Owens) Wilson, now a teacher at Highland.
The Roscoe Collegiate High School celebrated a high achievement on Friday night, May 6 at the Coliseum in Snyder.
Over 50% of the graduating seniors attained the unique goal of graduating with an Associate's degree from Western Texas College in Snyder. The 13 seniors also have the distinct honor of graduating high school with the Associate's degree three weeks in advance of receiving their high school degrees.
Want to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the clowns throw? Or maybe learn some fun facts about one of the more than 100 cities the mile-long circus train visits or how to teach your old dog a new trick? Then join David and Cherie Gregg, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter, for some serious fun on Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the County-City Library in Sweetwater.
USG announced the retirement of John Campbell, Quality Technician, after 30 years of dedicated service. John selected a laptop computer as his retirement gift. The employees of the Sweetwater Plant would like to thank John for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of the plant over the years. Shown is John Campbell (right) accepting his retirement plaque from Plant Manager, Buck Cason.
Charles Randall Diggs, 85, passed away May 8, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. Funeral will be Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Earl Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
First there was Shane, then Brittany. And starting Thursday, yet another Mer-cer sibling from Sweetwater High School will be compe-ting in the Class 3A state golf tournament in Austin.
If you've tuned in to the recently added Tuesday night show "The Voice" on NBC, you may have seen a local face grace your TV screen.
Sweetwater High School alum Tje (pronounced TYE) Alldrege auditioned for the singing show on the series premiere on April 26. He fared well enough to advance to the second round of competition and landed a spot on the eight member team coached by hip hop mogul Cee Lo Green, thus living out one of his dreams to work with the superstar.