September 17th, 2012
One in four adult Americans serve as caregivers to an elderly relative, spouse or friend. This crucial role can take a physical and mental toll on the caregiver, but with the appropriate knowledge and support, the job can be less taxing.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) understands the importance of caregivers. To make their job easier, the hospital is scheduling the first of what is intended to be a monthly support group meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20.
First Baptist Church announced the opening of Koinonia Coffee. The coffee shop opened last Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, with fresh ground coffee and homemade tea cakes in the newly remodeled Welcome Center on the corner of Third and Elm Streets.
Koinonia Coffee was originally planned with the remodel of the Education Building and is now beginning to take form and develop in its ministry to the community. The Welcome Center of First Baptist Church houses Koinonia Coffee and is a warm and friendly atmosphere to meet with friends and enjoy some great coffee and food.
Billy G. Rogers, 82, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Sweetwater. His body will be cremated with private family services at a later date.
Graveside services for James E. â€śBlackieâ€ť Blackwell, 97, of San Angelo, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Blackwell Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Blackwell died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in San Angelo.
He was born March 12, 1915 in Paris, Texas. He was married to Francis Evelyn Goodwin. He loved his wife dearly. He enjoyed golf, gardening, fishing and talking with friends. He also loved taking care of fruit trees and reading.
Graveside services for Ralph W. Porter, Jr., 81, of Nolan, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Slater's Chapel. Rev. Vic Meyer will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Porter died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born June 11, 1931 in Dora, Texas. He married Wanda Curtis on Jan. 27, 1957 in Lovington, NM. Ralph was a member of Nolan Baptist Church.
Elizabeth Dawn (Burnett) McRae, 62, Nolan County native and former Sweetwater High School teacher, was called to her Heavenly Rest Friday, September 14, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Sherman, Texas, while comforted by her daughter, mother, two sisters, and numerous devoted and helpful friends.
Celebration of Life Memorial is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, at 2 pm, Christ Church Plano in the Chapel 4550 Legacy Dr., Plano TX 75024 â€“ Phone 972-618-0222.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wall, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams host Miles (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Miles, 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Wall at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wall at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshmen will host Wall, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Wall, 6:30 p.m.
BRECKENRIDGE â€” It started out looking like a blowout win for Sweetwater in the first half of its initial road game of the season.
But then it got a little scary in the second half against a Breckenridge team that refused to go down easily.
In the end, however, the Mustangs came up with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to stretch a five-point lead into a 33-14 victory.
Sweetwater â€” which began a three-game road swing that will also include games at Wall this Friday and Brownwood on Sept. 28 before starting district play â€” improved to 2-1, while Breckenridge fell to 0-3.
Blackwell and Highland both won on Friday, while Roscoe is still looking for its first victory of the still-young 2012 season.
Highland (1-2) picked up its first win with a come-from-behind 46-44 road triumph at Loraine. Michael Hydeâ€™s 16-yard touchdown run tied it at 44 with 39 seconds left in the back-and-forth game and Hyde also kicked the PAT, giving Highland a dramatic win after the defense stopped Loraine on its last series.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s tennis team won 18 of 19 matches against San Angelo Lake Viewâ€™s junior varsity on Tuesday in its first 2012 fall matches.
Girls doubles â€” Kristen Casto and Jenny Medellin won 8-2; Gewel Cherry and Teresa Perez-Poe won 8-2; Kayla Sage and Vida Gamez won 8-3.
Boys doubles â€” Brian Vause and Stephen Shipp won 8-3; Isaiah Hernandez and Billy Reeves won 8-4; Michael Redondo and Key-gan Valdez won 8-5.
Mixed doubles â€” Mark Butler and Brianna Hicks lost 5-8.