September 7th, 2011
Funeral services for Maurine Blair Jones, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Jones died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at her place of residence. She was married to Zane E. Jones on June 30, 1949, at Seymour, Texas.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team has been pretty good at winning on the road this season. Itâ€™s a good thing, because prior to Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs hadnâ€™t played in their gym since their season opener on Aug. 9.
As a result the team, according to coach Liz Miller, had a small case of nerves going into its match with Lamesa and she wasnâ€™t sure what to expect.
But the result was just fine as Sweetwater (13-11) had a straight-set victory, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 at Mustang Gym to stay above .500 this season.
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September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Road construction on SEEDâ€™s (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) 88 acre industrial park located on I-20 at the western entrance to Sweetwater began recently.Â In the last two years, SEED has added water, sewer, and 3-phase electricity to the park.Â To make it â€śshovel ready,â€ť a term used in the economic development industry to mean â€śready to build,â€ť the SEED Board of Directors decided to take bids on constructing an 850' road with a cul-de-sac turn around.Â The bid was accepted in July and the picture is the beginning of the road construction.
Texas motorists may notice some changes to speed limit signs in the next several months, as new laws regulating speed limits on the roadways of the state highway system begin to take effect.
Mary E. Castillo, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at her residence.Â
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, atÂ Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating.Â BurialÂ followed at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements were under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Tula Mae Pinkard, 95, beloved sister and aunt, died onÂ Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Sweetwater, Texas as a result of a massive stroke suffered on Aug. 7, 2011. She was born on Jan. 24, 1916, in Rosebud, Texas and lived much of her life in Sweetwater.Â On Aug. 31, 1941, she married Harl W. Pinkard in Fort Worth, Texas.
Fern â€śGGâ€ť Roberts, age 87, of Eastland, passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2011, at her home. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Daugherty St. Church of Christ in Eastland with Grandsons Steven and Todd Roberts and Keith Hudgins officiating.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Lamesa Memorial Cemetery in Lamesa with Mark Hackett officiating.
Fern was born on Nov. 8, 1923, in Point, Texas, the daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth Barrett Strickland. She married Hilburn Roberts on Dec. 19, 1940, in Lamesa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2009.
Though he wasnâ€™t a one-man team, Rotanâ€™s Bryson Alls certainly did everything he could to help his team beat Ranger here Saturday.
Alls had three intercep-tions, including one with 10 seconds left that thwarted the Bulldogsâ€™ final drive, plus a fumble recovery and also rushed for 84 yards in leading the Yellowhammers to a 26-20 victory in the finale of the seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic.