October 13th, 2011
Sweetwater Independent School District conducts a program for students with above average potential in academic and creative-productive thinking skills areas in grades K-12. This gifted education program is designed to challenge students to accelerate above and beyond the regular school curriculum.
What happens after a community is completely flattened by a tornado?Â How does the community rebuild?Â Where do you even start?Â It happened in Greensburg, Kansas in 2007 and the current Mayor of Greensburg will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Texas Midwest Conference to share the unbelievable story. Mayor Bob Dixson will have a message that every community leader will appreciate.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Oct. 11, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on Oct. 11, 2011.
Calls for service:
â˘ Stray livestock âÂ I-20 south service road.
â˘ Medical emergency âÂ CR 108.
â˘Â Close patrol âÂ S. Blanco, Blackwell.
â˘Â Inmate transport/medical âÂ E. Arizona.
â˘ Suspicious vehicle âÂ I-20 MM 241 west bound.
â˘Â Animal control âÂ Ridge Crest Road.
Funeral services for Cora Lee Jernigan, 85, of Abilene and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Jernigan died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Abilene.
Funeral services for John "Juan" Lopez, 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Oct. 16, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Deacon Bill Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Pauline Gauna.
Lopez died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Funeral services for Martha Ruth Light, 96, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren and Doug Crum officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, from 6-8 p.m., at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Light died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Roby 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland jr high and JV teams at Rankin, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Blackwell jr high hosts Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Roby, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity is idle.
Blackwell varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Theoretically, Sweetwater needs to win two of its last three games to have a real-istic shot at the playoffs af-ter losing to Abilene Wylie 20-15 in its district opener.
And as far as Mustang head coach Craig Slaughter is concerned, the winning needs to start this Friday against an 0-7 Big Spring squad at Mustang Bowl.
How much urgency is there for Sweetwater?
Sweetwater High Schoolâs fall JV tennis players are pictured here. On the top row standing from left are Kâleigh Harris and Tyler Lotzenhiser; middle row, Matthew Barnett and Chad Turner; and front row, Gewel Cherry, Brianna Hicks, Samantha Diaz, Shannon Gray and Ashley Heaton.
The Fifth Annual West Texas Wind Festival is expected to be another event in which families from the surrounding areas can gather for many activities on the streets of Roscoe. The free event will feature headline act The Bellamy Brothers. Local band Lawless Flatz will also perform during the event. Other attractions this year include the Plowboy Mud Bog at George Parks Field, food and craft vendors downtown, The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department barbecue cook-off and a fireworks show. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Oct.