March 26th, 2014
These Sweetwater High School tennis players are all shown with the medals that they won recently.
Front row from left are Gewel Cherry, girls doubles; Jenny Medellin, girls doubles; Teresa Perez-Poe, mixed doubles; and standing, Bryan Vause, boys singles; Tyler Stacy, boys singles; Chris Shoemaker, mixed doubles.
Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 68 and windy conditions from the south at 15 to 20 mph. Winds will increase to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57 and breezy winds from the south at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
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The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater is hosting its first-ever scholarship golf tournament in conjunction with the Sweetwater Country Club.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 29, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and tee times starting at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $45 per person (pre-registration) or $50 for those registering on the day of the tournament.
Fees include green fee, cart and range balls. While the event is a four-person scramble, single participants can register and will be accepted.
Several Sweetwater High School choir and band students were honored with resolutions for advancing to state competition during Thursday nightâ€™s meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Four Sweetwater High School choir students recently qualified for the UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest. Pictured are SISD choir director Jenny Doggett; choir students Dylan Jimenez, Eliza Delgado, Kilanie Arpin, and Allison Winslett; and SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Several bids were received during Monday's Nolan County Commissioners meeting.
Two bids were received for 70,000 tons of grade 3 or 4 crushed rock, while one bid was received for approximately 165,000 gallons of AC5 paving materials and an unspecified amount of MC30. In addition, two bids were received for crushed 1-3/4" minus flex-based road base materials.
However, a decision for the awarding of the bids will be made at a later date so that the commissioners can take time to look over the bids.
The Nolan County Republican Party held its Republican Convention on Saturday, March 22.
Larry May, Nolan County Republican Chairman, was elected unanimously as presiding Chairman of the Nolan County Republican Convention 2014.
The Nolan County Republican Convention also elected Donnie McKinney as Precinct Chairman for Nolan County Precinct 1. McKinney was officially placed as Chairman Precinct 1 by Republican Chairman, Larry May.
Funeral services for Rev. William Walter Mayo, 83, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Evangelical Methodist Church. Rev. Ronnie Newton will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Evangelical Methodist Church.
Mayo died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Abernathy. He married Joyce Vesta Amerson on Aug. 25, 1951, in Lakeview.
Funeral services for Margaret Jane (Thomas) â€śPeggyâ€ť Lawrence, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Dr. Robert Singleton, son-in-law of the deceased will officiate at the services. Interment will be alongside her life-long mate, Lt. Col. Retired Charles William â€śLarryâ€ť Lawrence, Sr. at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene and will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Peggy died Monday, March 24, 2014 following a brief illness at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Stephenville â€” Graveside services for Joyce Marie Lowry, 78, a retired beautician, who died Saturday, March 22, 2014, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.
Joyce was born on Dec. 23, 1935, to Maurice and Ada Mae (Anderson) Fields. She married Boyd Neal Lowry on August 14, 1954, in Fairy, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2014. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Myrl Frazier, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Merkel Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Clay Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.