March 19th, 2012
James Ernest Gossett, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence.
His body was cremated. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
MONDAY, MARCH 19
Sweetwater JV at Wylie (District 5-3A opener), 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie (District 5-3A opener), 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Wylie at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater middle school teams host Snyder, 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater JV and var-sity girls play at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater middle school teams will be at Wall meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at Rotan meet.
Sweetwater kept the hits coming in its District 5-3A softball-opening game with Big Spring here Friday, getting at least one in all seven innings and 15 in all.
But the Lady Mustangs failed to get enough runs to stay with Big Spring. The Lady Steers had just nine hits, but also took advantage of six errors for an 11-7 win at Jerry Collins Complex.
WALL â€” After a bad start, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team threatened to pull off a big comeback in the sixth in-ning of Fridayâ€™s final non-district game at Wall.
The Mustangs used an error, walk, infield single, groundball out and a double steal to score a couple of runs and cut the Hawksâ€™ lead to 7-4, and back-to-back walks after that loaded the bases.
But a groundball out ended the threat, and Wall then came up with six runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Sweetwater 13-4.
Sweetwater native Morgan Shelton, a 2009 SHS graduate and junior at West Texas A&M University, has automatically qualified for the Division II Outdoor National Championships in the heptathlon. She qualified by placing second overall with a total of 5,168 points at Angelo State Universityâ€™s Multi meet held this past week. Sheltonâ€™s score in the heptathlon at ASUâ€™s currently places her first in the nation.
AUSTIN â€” Concordia University head womenâ€™s basketball coach Rusty Rainbolt, who is a Sweetwater native, recently was named as the American Southwest Conference West Division Coach of the Year.
Rainbolt won the honor after leading Concordia to its first ASC championship and NCAA Division III tournament berth ever.
Rainbolt is in his first head coaching position at the collegiate level. He led the Tornados to their best season in school history in just his second season on the sidelines after serving as an assistant basketball coach at McMurry University.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Hello everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church home we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
Our regular Sunday schedule is coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Sunday school Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. and choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m. If you need more information you can call the church at 325-235-5835.
Jason D. Williams will be bringing his energetic style of music to Sweetwater again, Friday, April 13, at the Municipal Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Hearing Williams and his great piano playing is entertaining in itself, but seeing him live is a whole different experience. This musician gets physically involved in his music. He rarely just sits at the piano, but is usually all around it. Thatâ€™s why heâ€™s often compared to music legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club met for their weekly meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Bee's DÃ©cor.
The group heard a presentation from the resident director of the Hoyt House, Lindsey Sanders. Sanders spoke on the financial benefits available for veterans at the assisted living facility, along with the weekly activities, monthly community events and volunteer programs offered.
AAA Texas recently conducted a Spring Break travel poll to identify how gas prices are affecting many Texansâ€™ budgets, spending and spring break plans this year.Â As a result of current gas price increases, 61 percent of those surveyed said the recent high gasoline prices have affected their household budgets, compared to 51 percent in last springâ€™s poll.Â This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is 11 cents more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.70.Â