March 29th, 2011
Kathleen Jo Frazier, 85 of Marshall, passed away March 27, 2011. She was born March 1, 1926, in McCulloch County, Texas to Harvey Shields and Alberta Sikes Shields.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving Kathleen are two daughters, Doris Coleman of Marshall and Laverne Bryant of Sweetwater; son, Wayne Adkison of Rock Springs, Wyoming; sisters, Marvaleen Kildore, Francis Cryer and Joyce Reagan, of Oklahoma; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, G.L. Shields.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 110 calls for service, issued 18 citations and made five arrests from March 26-27, 2011.
The SPD received 67, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Information only â€” 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of Bristol.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 500 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Nikkya Pinkerton, 27 â€” Criminal trespass/criminal mischief.
â€¢ Frenchesca Rico, 17 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Pedro Villanueva, 41 â€” Driving while license invalid.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Junior League Red Sox won a tournament this past weekend at the Abilene Northern field by beating Snyder 6-2, Sweetwaterâ€™s Angels 10-7 and Abileneâ€™s White Sox twice, first 6-4 and then 4-3 for the championship. Back row from left, coach Josh Gilbert, Rocky Montenez, Roman Acuna, Denzell Moore, Ty Crain, Zach Carrasco, Jonathan Neri, Joe Ruiz, coach Jack Poe; front row, Michael Lawrence, Jâ€™Corey Amos, Isaiah McGee, J.P. Poe, Bray Amos, Chris Figueroa and Gage Hannah.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team went to Brownwood for the first leg of the District 5-3A tournament on Monday and shot a 324 for third place after the opening round.
With two 18-hole legs to play in the 54-hole event, Sweetwater trails only Big Spring, which has the lead with a 308 total, and Wylie, which shot 318. Snyder is fourth (331), followed by Snyderâ€™s No. 2 team (346) and Wylie No. 2 (361).
For both the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams, today marks the beginning of perhaps the most import-ant part of their seasons.
Both teams will be playing their next four District 5-3A games in front of their home fans, starting with Brownwood today.
The Lady Mustang softball team (1-1 in district, 10-9 overall) plays at 5 p.m. while the baseball team â€” which is 0-1 in District 5-3A and 10-11-1 for the season â€” will begin its game against Brownwood at 7 p.m.
The Nolan County Plaza was rocked out on Saturday evening with a live performance by local band Static Pulse to end the week's Sweetwater Music Festival. Many music venues were held throughout the week, bringing different types of music for all to enjoy in Sweetwater.
Highland High School's one-act play advanced from Zone Competition in Roby on Tuesday, March 22. Scenes from "The Fastest Woman Alive," by Karen Sunde, published by Dramatic Publishing, is the story of Jackie Cochran and the WASP â€” Women's Aircorp Service Pilots â€” who were stationed at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas during WWII. The play tells of the heroism, triumphs and hardships of these very special, determined and dedicated women. The story brings to life a significant period in the history of the world, Nolan County and Sweetwater.
Kenneth B. Ellis, age 59, of Trent, Texas passed away March 27, 2011, at his residence with his loved ones around him.Â Â Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 356 total this past Thursday for a 59-shot win at the Lamesa tournament. Members of the team are, pictured above from left, Elise Lawrence, Sarah Witt, Jodie May, Alex Gomez and Amy Witt. Gomez was a second-place medalist with an 86. Sweetwater will be hosting the first leg of the District 5-3A golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club on Tuesday.
It was a non-district game against a Class 2A opponent. Still, Fridayâ€™s 19-4 romp against Crane at Jerry Collins Complex was a very impressive way for the Sweetwater softball team to begin a five-game homestand.
The 19 runs represented the Lady Mustangsâ€™ highest output of the year, and they needed less than four full innings to amass their total â€” as well as get 13 hits â€” against Crane.