June 30th, 2014

Junior Leaguers start bracket play with big win at district tourney

June 30, 2014

Sweetwater’s 13-14 year-old Junior League all-stars began bracket play Friday with a convincing 14-4 win over Breckenridge.
However, Sweetwater’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.

June 27th

EMA awarded Outstanding Regional Small Business at Governor’s Small Business Forum

June 27, 2014

Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently co-hosted the Governor’s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governor’s Office.

Local girls set up lemonade stand to benefit Berry Family

June 27, 2014

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 DeLeon’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 “was like a family member to us.”
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.

Michael A. “Micky” Berry

June 27, 2014

Services for Michael A. “Micky” 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 Odellia Fisher

June 27, 2014

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.

Richard Glen McIntire, Sr.

June 27, 2014

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

June 27, 2014

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.

Benjamin Campbell McRae

June 27, 2014

Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup Founder
July 18, 1928—June 21, 2014
Benjamin Campbell McRae, T/Sgt Retired USAF, 85, was promoted to his Heavenly Rest on June 21, 2014 surrounded by friends at home in Brookdale-Sterling Assisted Living, Lewisville, Texas. Since infancy, his membership was in the Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville, Texas.

Aglow International to host spaghetti dinner

June 27, 2014

Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will be hosting a spaghetti dinner with entertainment for $7 on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly Fellowship Hall, located at 412 Newman Street. Place your order by calling Minnie at 338-8924; Linda at 338-7844; or Stefanie at 514-9526.

Broadway Baptist Church 

Local man remembered as loving father, grandfather, caring friend

June 27, 2014

Sweetwater resident 50-year-old Michael Berry will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend as many are mourning his death after an hours-long standoff took place in Sweetwater on Thursday.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirmed that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.

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