June 30th, 2014
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
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Greg Aiken wonâ€™t be goi-ng far from home when he continues his baseball car-eer in college.
Aiken, a four-year starter at first base for Sweetwater who was the district MVP in his senior year, committed to play for McMurry University in Abilene after playing in a high school all-star game in Round Rock. There, he helped the North to an 8-1 win over the South all-stars at Dell Diamond, which also was home to the state high school baseball tournament in May.
A Mustang Junior Golf Clinic will be held Tuesday through Thursday, July 1-3, at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. daily. The cost is $60 per child, but family discounts will be available.
The clinic will be taught by Ashley Timm, Michael Hunt and Don Timm. For more information, please call Ashley Timm at (325) 338-8055 or Don Timm at (325) 235-8093.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars began bracket play Friday with a convincing 14-4 win over Breckenridge.
However, Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars came up just short, 8-7, in their bracket game against Abilene Southern and needed a bounceback win Saturday over Merkel to avoid elimination at their District 5 Little League tournament.
The Junior Leaguers were to play Clyde in a winners bracket game on Saturday afternoon at Abilene North.
Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently co-hosted the Governorâ€™s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governorâ€™s Office.
Two local girls, Ayezha DeLeon (left) and Marissa Johnson (right), both 10 years-old, set up a stand to sell pickles and lemonade with the help of DeLeonâ€™s mother, Diane Little. The girls wanted to raise money to help with funeral expenses for the Berry Family, who recently lost their family member, Michael Berry. Johnson said that he was a friend and he â€śwas like a family member to us.â€ť
The girls started making the stand around 6:30 a.m. on Friday and set up shortly after on Hiawatha Street. By about 4:30 p.m. they had raised about $75.
Services for Michael A. â€śMickyâ€ť Berry, 50, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Carter Edmondson officiating. Cremation will follow the services under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Berry died on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 7, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Micky was well-known and loved by so many people who knew him. He was a lifelong companion, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend to many, many different people.
Lena O. Fisher, age 81, formerly of Quanah, passed away, Friday, June 27, 2014 in Sweetwater.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Chapel at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah with Rev. Wayne Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlett Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.
The family has requested memorials be sent to Goodlett Cemetery.
Family visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home in Quanah.
Funeral services for Richard Glen McIntire, Sr., 62, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Broadway Baptist Church. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
McIntire died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Loraine,. Richard lived in Nolan County all his life and loved to farm cotton. He was a IBEW Journeyman Electrician and spent 30 years in the electrical field. Richard was a Baptist.
Joe Bentle, 50, of Sweetwater passed away from a massive heart attack on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Sweetwater. He was born Oct. 18, 1963 in Loraine and was a life-long resident of Sweetwater. He worked many years as a technician at Ludlum Measurements. Joe had a big heart and loved sharing the word of God and helping anyone in need. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Sweet Water Emmaus Community.