October 1st, 2014

2014 Coats For Kids drive begins

October 1, 2014

Once the temperatures start to fall, the best way to stay warm is by bundling up. And once again, Bahlman Cleaners is holding its annual coat drive, Coats for Kids, to ensure that everyone can ward off the winter weather.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print ediiton

APPLAUSE music series ‘Broadway Lights’ takes place this Saturday

October 1, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 4, "Broadway Lights" will take place at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, located at 400 Locust Street, as part of its APPLAUSE Music Series.
Local participants include the Sweetwater Municipal Band directed by Billy Weems, along with local accompanist Martha Taylor. However, the production will feature special guests Annika Johannson, Brandon Wilhelm and Dr. Rick Piersall.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition.

Donations sought for skate park

October 1, 2014

During a recent road trip, Gonzalo 'Speedy' San Miguel saw a skate park in the city of Post. It prompted him to wonder why the kids around Sweetwater who skate, skateboard, rollerblade and ride BMX bikes don't have a park to call their own.
Thanks to the efforts of San Miguel and local businesses, the park could become a reality by May of next year.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

William Louis “Will” Lenoir

October 1, 2014

Memorial services for William Louis "Will" Lenoir, 65, of Godley and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Blackwell Fire Department facilities with Rev. Daniel Dotson, Larry Douglas and Randall Trull officiating.
Military Graveside Honors will be held at the Dallas Ft. Worth National Veterans Cemetery on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. with full Military Honors performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. He was cremated.
He died on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Dallas Veterans Hospital.

Gloria Jesusita Gomez

October 1, 2014

Gloria Jesusita Gomez was born on Oct. 29, 1943 in Sweetwater, Texas to Francisco Q. Gomez and Dolores Torres. She was the eldest of 11 siblings — four sisters and seven brothers. She attended Sweetwater High School. She enjoyed playing with and being with her siblings and cousins. She’s always enjoyed family gatherings.

Local Sports Calendar

October 1, 2014

Cross Country
Sweetwater varsity and middle school runners compete at Clyde meet.
Roscoe runners compete at Anson meet.
Highland runners compete at Jim Ned meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade Red and 8th grade White teams host Anson at 4 and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV teams have open date.
Roscoe sub-varsity teams have open date.
Highland junior high will host Sterling City, 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV will host Sterling City, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high will host Veribest, 5:30 p.m.

Lady Mustangs see lead disappear late in loss to Levelland

October 1, 2014

The possibility of a 2-0 start in district volleyball was well within Sweetwater’s reach against Levelland at Mustang Gym on Tuesday.
But Levelland, trailing Sweetwater 14-13 in Game 5 and facing match point, went on a late 4-1 run as the visitors won in five games by scores of 18-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 17-15.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition in Sports.

Wednesday's local weather

October 1, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 20 percent tonight, with partly cloudy conditions and a low around 70. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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September 30th

Cindy Hamlin named Outstanding Young Citizen

September 30, 2014

Cody Paty, the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year award, presented this year's honor to Cindy Hamlin.
"This year's recipient, I feel, displays all the attributes that are deserving of recognition," said Paty. "She has been described by all the people that I visited with about her as just a good person who is always happy to help and finds joy in serving."

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Lita McEachern named Outstanding Female Citizen

September 30, 2014

Karan Bergstrom presented the 2014 Outstanding Female Citizen award on behalf of last year’s recipient, AdaBelle Clark, to Lita McEachern.
“I am honored to present this award tonight,” Bergstrom said. “This lady has devoted her life to community service, starting in high school. Her best friend says she is a busy body and that she gives 110% to her many projects.”

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

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