March 5th, 2013
Funeral services for Harmon Gene Hurst, 83, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 1:15 p.m. until service time on Thursday, March 7, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, located at 401 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Hurst died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Mesa Springs Retirement Center in Abilene.
The Sweetwater softball team was 4-3 at Big Springâ€™s recent tournament. Sweetwater (13-8) was third in the Silver bracket, beating Colorado City and Lamesa, plus Westbrook and Jim Ned in pool play.
Against Colorado City, both Suede Shirley and Abby Garcia hit inside-the-park home runs to highlight an 11-6 win, while pitcher Maty Montgomery allowed just one hit in the teamâ€™s 6-1 win over Lamesa.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls golf team shot scores of 377 and 368 for a 745 total this past weekend at the Region I-3A preview tournament held at Lubbockâ€™s Shadow Hills Golf Course to place fifth out of 11 teams.
Sweetwater barely beat out Seminole and Pecos, who shot 746 and 747, re-spectively.
Andrews shot 612 to place first among all teams at the event followed by Snyder (654), Monahans (679), Wolfforth Frenship (682) and Sweetwater.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis team played teams from Fabens, Shallowater and Midland Greenwood at the Region I-3A team tournament that was held this past weekend in the Midland-Odessa area.
Sweetwater lost all three matches as it fell to Fabens 10-4, lost to Shallowater 10-6 and was defeated by Midland Greenwood 10-3.
The next action for Sweetwater will be at Brownwoodâ€™s one-day tour-nament this Thursday.
Sweetwater will then be idle until March 22, when it plays at Monahansâ€™ one-day tournament.
FABENS 10,SWEETWATER 4
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s track teams competed at Snyder this past week.The varsity girls had 55 points for a third-place finish, while the varsity boys had 44 points and placed fifth.
The boysâ€™ 800 relay of Bobby Soto, Kaleb Hoover, Isaiah McGee and Nick Nemir was second (1:34.4); the 400 relay of Nemir, McGee, Kris Duran and Marquees Jenkins was fourth (45.5); the sprint medley of Soto, Duran, Hoover and Quentin Wetsel was fifth; and the mile relay of Jenkins, McGee, Soto and Hoover placed fourth.
Here are top-three results for Roscoeâ€™s varsity track athletes at their recent meet in Rotan.
More complete results for Roscoe at the meet will run as soon they become available.
Discus â€” Perez 3rd (84-9)
3200 â€” Solis 3rd (15:08)
400 relay â€” Roscoe 3rd (55.65)
100 hurdles â€” Olivia Saddler 1st (17.73); Torrey Willman 3rd (18.03)
300 hurdles â€” Saddler 3rd (56.0)
1600 relay â€” Roscoe 3rd (4:43.34)
High jump â€” Shelton Tolliver 2nd (5-10)
3200 â€” Leanos 1st (11:18.63); Luis Villa 2nd (11:29.31)
Cooler temperatures have come in to the area, as today's high will be near 55 with sunny skies. Winds will be from the north at 15 to 20 mph, gusting as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 33 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southeast.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, March 14. One drive will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m.
Cancer awareness was recognized at the Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament on Friday at Newman Park prior to Sweetwater's game against Wall.
Several local cancer survivors gathered on the infield for a brief ceremony where each of them threw a baseball to one of the Sweetwater or Wall players.
Among those who participated were Sweetwater player Gabriel Melendez and his grandmother, Mary Palma.
Jeanne Wells (right) was sworn into office on Monday morning as the new Nolan County Treasurer.
Wells was appointed by the county commissioners to fill the rest of the unexpired term vacated by former county treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff.
The oath of office was administered by 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison (left).