April 5th, 2011
Spring has arrived, and the spring sports scene for Nolan County area athletes is really starting to heat up.
Not only is Sweetwater hosting Big Spring in varsi-ty baseball and softball to-day, but this week features district golf, track and ten-nis competition as well.
A Nolan County woman has died from injuries she received in an ATV accident in Runnels County.
Anna Mueller, 50, of Roscoe was killed when the four-wheeler she was driving apparently went out of control going down a hill. Investigators said she suffered critical head injuries.
Runnels County Sheriff Bill Baird said Mueller was taken by ambulance to Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater but was dead on arrival.
A graveside service for F.W. "Johnny" Price, 85, of San Antonio, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Loraine Cemetery with Rev. Jason Shuttlesworth officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Price died Monday, March 4, 2011, in San Antonio.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Lee Mueller, 50, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A Rosary will be recited by Jim Petrie at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Mueller died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Linda Leigh Hobbs, age 46, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Avondale Baptist Church.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under to the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.
Veta Clift, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.Â
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Garden of Memories with Rev. Donald Hunt officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2011, at the funeral home.Â
Veta was born January 19, 1923, in Jones County, Texas to Roy and Havalia King.Â She married James E. Clift in 1940 in Jones County.Â She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God Church.Â
Vonnie V. Bentle, age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.Â Â
A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â A private gravesideÂ will follow later.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the funeral home
The Roscoe Fire Department responded to a structural fire on the 200 block of Bois Dâ€™Arc in Roscoe at 4 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, according to Roscoe Fire Chief Gary Armstrong. "The house was fully involved when units arrived. The house had two occupants at the time of the fire and the house was a total loss," said Armstrong. The two made it out of the house safely. The fire was electrical in nature and began in the homeâ€™s breaker box. Sweetwater Fire Department assisted the Roscoe Fire Department with the fire.
The U.S. Geological Survey program reported a 3.0 magnitude earthquake roughly 13 miles north of Snyder around 5 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 2, 2011. This quake was 13 miles north of Snyder and 41 miles northwest of Sweetwater.
This is the fourth time in as many weeks, that an earthquake registered in Scurry County. The last shake up was at 4:12 a.m., last Monday, when a 2.9 quake was registered, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This quake was 11 miles north of Snyder.
On Feb. 28, a 3.1 quake was recorded while a 3.8 quake was registered on March 13.
The Texas Theater, located in downtown Sweetwater, has entered its next phase of the long term renovation process. The Sweetwater Texas Theater Acquisition Renovation (STTAR) committee has entered a contract with the Neon Shop of Abilene to remove, clean, repair and replace the lower marquee of the theater. â€śThe integrity of the marquee will be the utmost priority of the renovation,â€ť emphasized Brad Barton, owner of the Neon Shop. â€śWe will use every means available to ensure the marquee looks the same as it did when first installed in the 1940s,â€ť Barton concluded.