August 30th, 2012
LUBBOCK â Carolyn Yocum, 73, of Wolfforth, Texas, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Covenant Palliative Care.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in the W.W. Rix Chapel with Pastor Darren Skinner officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, from 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater runners at Christoval meet.
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Roscoe vs. De Leon, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Eastland, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at East-land, 6:30 p.m.
Highland JV hosts Gar-den City, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV at West-brook, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams host Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, AUG. 31
Sammy Baugh Clas-sic: Sweetwater hosts Eastland, 7:30 p.m.
Highland vs. Motley County at Jaytonâs Grid-iron Classic, 6 p.m.
Two weather-shortened scrimmages against Wich-ita Falls Hirschi and San Angelo Lake View werenât able to accomplish every-thing Shane Mobley had hoped. However, the first-year Sweetwater head coach still thinks his team will be ready for Fridayâs season opener at the Sammy Baugh Classic against a highly regarded Eastland squad.
And Mobley knows that his playersâ ability to successfully execute his new spread offense will be crucial to the final outcome.
After an 0-10 season a year ago, Roscoe head coach Jonathan Haseloff would like nothing more than for his Plowboys to win todayâs 7:30 p.m. season opener against De Leon to begin the Sammy Baugh Classic.
A victory at Mustang Bowl over the Bearcats, who were 3-7 a year ago, would go a long way toward getting the program back on track to reaching the heights it has normally enjoyed.
And playing against Haw-leyâs Wing-T offense, which is similar to De Leonâs, in last weekâs final scrimmage will help Roscoe know what to prepare for today.
GRAHAM â Sweetwaterâs Lady Mustangs won both ends of a dual match here Tuesday as it swept past Graham and Breckenridge in three games.
Sweetwater (12-7) defeated Graham 25-15, 25-16, 25-8 and beat Breckenridge 25-20, 25-15, 25-12 in two of its most dominating per-formances of the season. The Lady Mustangs will be at Frenshipâs two-day tournament starting Friday.
Sweetwater's weather for Thursday will be sunny with a high near 93. Winds will come from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 68. North winds at 5 to 10 mph will become light and northwestern in the evening.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about the local forecast.
The John Wayne Film Fest (JWFF) returns to Snyder, Texas for the second year in a row this Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. Held at the town's historic Ritz Theater on the square, this is a rare opportunity to see some of the Duke's most legendary films on the big screen. The weekend will begin on Friday at noon with the classic Rio Lobo, and include screenings of True Grit, Red River, The Quiet Man andÂ TheÂ Green Berets, among others.
A blood drive will take place inside Sweetwater Spine Clinic, located at 1413 Hailey, on Thursday, Aug. 30, from noon until 6 p.m.
âBoth bloodmobiles are currently undergoing maintenance and are unavailable until the first week of September,â said Frances Baker, donor recruiter. âDr. King has generously offered the use of Sweetwater Spine Clinic for a blood drive. All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate inventory of blood for the Labor Day weekend holiday,â Baker continued.
Students at Sweetwater Independent School District campuses have at least 45 minutes of physical education each day during the school year to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Shown are students at Southeast Elementary School on the first day of school in their P.E. class, headed by instructors LaVerne Yarbrough and Jennie Kinney.
Find more photos of students from Southeast Elementary in today's paper.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Monday evening, August 27, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), in which the board approved a change to the hospitalâs server room and upgrades to their IT equipment.
While some quotes had already been received, the approval allowed for another quote to be obtained, in order to determine which bid comes in at or lower than the set limit.