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December 10th

Lana Kay Sewell Davidson

December 10, 2014

Lana Kay Sewell Davidson, 66, of Mansfield, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm Street, Mansfield, TX 76063.
Lana was born April 4, 1948 in Tulia. She graduated in 1966 from Sweetwater High School.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Gary Davidson; children, Matthew Davidson, Amy Davidson Williams, Angela Davidson and Christian Davidson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Douglas Sewell and Stanley Sewell.

Sidney James Harber

December 10, 2014

ABILENE — Sidney James Harber, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 in a local hospital. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at North Side Baptist Church 2474 Westwood, Abilene directed by Starbuck Funeral Home.
James was born June 26, 1931 in Cleburne, Texas to Louise M. (Wirt) and Sidney Oliver Harber. He served in the Marines during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver. James enjoyed horse races, bingo, fishing and his grandchildren’s activities.

Sheila Dolin Welch

December 10, 2014

Sheila Dolin Welch, 76, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame inductee and wife of cutting legend Buster Welch, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7. Her family held a private Graveside service at Cottonwood Flats Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the River of Life Church in Abilene.
Born in Wolf Point, Montana, Sheila acquired a love of horses from her grandfather Dolin, an entrepreneur and newspaper publisher who served on the board of the Wolf Point Stampede and counted Will Rogers and Charles Russell among his friends.

Local hoops schedule

December 10, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 11
Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Post tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater freshman boys will play at Coleman tournament through Satur-day, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.

Mustangs win big over Brownwood

December 10, 2014

Rhett Torres scored 27 points Tuesday as the Sweetwater boys basketball team defeated Brownwood, 71-52, at Mustang Gym to improve to 2-1 this season.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Highland girls now 10-4 after latest win

December 10, 2014

Highland, which is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Class 1A girls poll by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, defeated Forsan 47-35 on Tuesday for its eighth straight win.

Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.

Local weather for Wednesday

December 10, 2014

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 60. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph, and we'll have a 20% chance of showers.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with patchy fog and cloudy skies. Expect a low around 51 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 9th

Colorful lights installed in Auditorium towers

December 9, 2014

If you’ve driven by the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at night lately, you may have noticed something different. There are now colorful lights coming from the towers’ windows.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Suddenlink team earns top customer service honor

December 9, 2014

Suddenlink’s Abilene-Snyder-Sweetwater system team has won an award for the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Suddenlink cable system, based on company surveys conducted the past year. The system also won the award in 2012.

Read more in Tuesday's edition.

Melba Aileen Gillis

December 9, 2014

Melba Aileen Gillis, 97, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2014. Aileen was born Aug. 30, 1917 in Jacksboro, TX.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Gillis and wife Billie of Sweetwater; one brother; four sisters; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Gillis; son, Clyde Gillis; grandson, David Gillis; brother; sister; and her parents.

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