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November 29th, 2012

Lee Roy “L.R.” Sells

November 29, 2012

Graveside services for Lee Roy “L.R.” Sells, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Thompson, Ken Kerby, and Rev. Mike Sells will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Sells died Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Abilene.

This week’s basketball tournaments

November 29, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 29-SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Ballinger.
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys at Jayton (cancelled by football playoffs).
Roscoe varsity girls and boys at Robert Lee.
Blackwell varsity teams host Oak Creek Classic.
Highland varsity boys and JV girls at Blackwell’s Oak Creek Classic.
Highland varsity girls at Bronte.

Highland all-district

November 29, 2012

Several Highland players earned recognition on the all-District 7, Division I football team that was an-nounced recently.
Running back Michael Hyde, special teams player Ron Covington and defensive lineman Shelby Howard made the first team. In addition, six players earned second team honors and five players were given all-district honorable mention.
Hyde (linebacker, kicker), Covington (utility player) and Howard (fullback) also made the second team as did Garrett Stewart at tight end, Ethan Wilson at spread back and safety and Gaga Soedarsono at wide receiver and defensive lineman.

Roscoe girls lose tight one

November 29, 2012

The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Hawley, 48-46, on Tuesday.
The contest was tied up 31-31 after three quarters, but Hawley outscored the Plowgirls 17-15 in the final period. Roscoe (4-2) was paced by Mirian Solis’ 11 points while Faith Boren and Carolina Perez had nine points apiece.

Local forecast for Thursday

November 29, 2012

Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 73. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a weekend weather preview.

November 28th

Pop Up Holiday Fun

November 28, 2012

This year, pop up some holiday fun by making these clever — and delicious — popcorn treats. With these recipes it’s easy to create edible décor, gifts for friends and neighbors, and munchable snacks for the whole family. You can find more creative holiday recipes at www.popcorn.org.

Popcorn Trio
Yield: Varies
Cheesy Popcorn
6 cups popped popcorn
1 tablespoon melted butter, optional
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast or brewer’s yeast (found at health food stores)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder, optional
Caramel Popcorn
6 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup sugar

Toy drive this Saturday

November 28, 2012

Shown are Daniella Vela and Diego Vela donating toys and food at the Sweetwater Goodfellows box at the Sweetwater Reporter.
The annual toy drive to benefit the Sweetwater Goodfellows is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wal-Mart. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.

NCF issues challenge grant to Municipal Auditorium

November 28, 2012

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced a Challenge Grant of $2,000 to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium to be used for purchasing a Yamaha digital electric grand piano. Because the piano is digital, it never has to be tuned and it has the capability of several different "voices". The electric piano rivals the sound of a large acoustic grand piano and has the added grand piano feel when played. Also, it is easily moved.

Athletic improvements to take place at SISD

November 28, 2012

Several improvements within the Sweetwater ISD athletic department were discussed at the SISD board meeting on Monday, November 19, notably for the roof of the field house and the Sweetwater Middle School tennis courts.
The presentations were made by the Sweetwater ISD athletic director Shane Mobley and the district's maintenance director Scott Lambert.
The fieldhouse was constructed in 1982 and its roof has not seen any type of improvements since its construction over thirty years ago. As a result, water leaks in the roof and ceiling have been seen in the field house.

Public hearing held on food establishment regulations

November 28, 2012

A public hearing was held during the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, November 26 at the county courthouse.
The hearing was in regards to changes in the county ordinance which regulate food establishments--including food service establishments, retail food stores, day cares--a new addition to the list, mobile food units, temporary food establishments and roadside food vendors.

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Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
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