Alton Keith Mulanax, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Keith was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Snyder, Texas. He was a Baptist.
The Sweetwater boys and girls varsity basketball teams will have tough games against Class 2A opponents when they return to non-district action today at separate locations.
The boys (5-6) will go to Bangs, currently ranked 16th in Class 2A, for their game that is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs ended a five-game losing streak with a 36-33 win over Breckenridge here on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Sweet-water girls (10-8) will host Ballinger at 6:30 p.m. after Tuesdayâs 64-46 win over Lamesa that was the Lady Mustangsâ fourth straight this season.
Sweetwater ISD recently completed their 2010-2011 United Way Campaign for the local Nolan County Chapter.Â Through the generosity and support of the SISD team members, Sweetwater ISD donated $10,000 to the local agencies supported by the Nolan County United Way.Â The top contributing campus was Sweetwater Intermediate School and the biggest increases from last year were Sweetwater High School and J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.
Sweetwater High School students Kelsey Jones, Kaitlen Harrison and Alicia Finn are presenting a $500 check to Laura Orr, Sweetwater High School United Way Leader. The money was collected at the Junior/Senior Powderpuff Football game and donated to the Nolan County United Way to benefit the represented local agencies.
On Oct. 22, 2010, DMI Agency started a contest referred to as "Santa Bucks". This referral contest was based on their existing clients and their referrals. For each referral that a client turned in, their name was added to the drawing along with the name of the new referral.
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Sweetwaterâs Taylor Jones (5) is guarded by a Breckenridge player during Tuesdayâs game that the Mustangs won 36-33. Jones scored 10 points for Sweetwater, which travels to Bangs this Friday.
Tuesdayâs district opener against Veribest brought out the very best in the Blackwell girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets romped to a 58-28 victory.
It was the most onesided win of the year â and also the second victory over Veribest in four days â for Blackwell, which improved its season mark to 5-10.
Jennifer Allen and Aman-da Bullard scored 14 points, Kaitlyn Gaston 13 and Rec-cie Roland 11 for Blackwell, which led 11-1, 23-8 and 36-16 at the quarter breaks. Gaston hit two 3-pointers and Roland one.
Almost 70 year later, a young soldiers history comes back to life.
Jack Lockhart was browsing at an Arizona antique shop and stumbled across a photo frame holding a photo of a soldier. After carefully analyzing the frame, Lockhart realized that the frame wasnât just holding a photo, but history.
âI looked behind the photo and found an article, of the soldiers death,â Lockhart said.
According to the article, a chance circumstance brought two soldiers Sgt. Sie Edwards and Cpl. Otto Whittington; both of Sweetwater together before Edwardsâ final night.
Funeral services for Iva P. Sherrill, 99, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Chris Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Sherrill died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her home.
She was born March 3, 1911, in Crowell, Texas. She married James B. LaRue July 17, 1929, in Fredrick, Okla. and Hardee A. Sherrill in 1967 in Sweetwater.
The big games arenât here yet, but the Sweetwater girls basketball team is starting to get used to winning.
The Lady Mustangs picked up their fourth straight victory on Tuesday at Mustang Gym, pulling away in the second half to beat Lamesa 64-46 and improving their season record to 10-8.
The 64 points â 40 coming in the second half â were a season high for the team, which won its last three games at the Stanton tourney over the weekend for the consolation title.