July 7th, 2014
Ray S. Gomez, age 52, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Domingo Castillo.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Frederick (Fred) Lloyd Smith, 72, of Abilene were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Joel Tobey officiating.
Smith died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Abilene.
He was born June 21, 1942 in Sweetwater. He went to New Hope Church and loved watching westerns and cleaning his car.
James Clift, a 2014 grad-uate of Sweetwater High School and former SHS athlete, has been named by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Associ-ation to its Class 3A academic all-state team.
The honor is given to high school seniors who main-tained an overall grade-point average of 93 or above for their four years of high school, and who were members in good standing of their team at the time of nomination and of good moral character.
Clift was the only baseball player in Sweet-waterâ€™s district (4-3A) to receive THSBCA academic all-state honors.
A Mustang Golf Camp was held this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up.
Seated from left are Kallen Moody, Kyland Smith, Alex Hall, Brayden Claborn, Braxton Smith, Sutton Templeton, Gibson Cherry, Rhyder Glass, Kreed Davis, Caden Wilburn; standing, Seth Davis, T.J. Henderson, Greg Paty, Crae Chapman, Garrison Eaker, Cooper Claborn, Kate Hall, Claire Paty and Anna Hall.
Today, July 7, the public is invited to a meet and greet for Dr. Ronald Morris, the new principal at Sweetwater High School. The event will be from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at the SHS Library.
And this evening, the monthly Big Country Dance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex and will feature the Dusty Creek Band.
Take a look at all of the upcoming local events in Page 2 of every edition.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sweetwater â€” Texas State Technical College is holding its annual STEMsational summer camp for students entering grades fourth through seventh on July 21-25, 2014. This year each day will have a theme:
Medical Monday â€” Explore the world of nursing, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Learn CPR and first aid. Learn to treat for shock and tips you can use in case you find yourself in an emergency.
The Board of Directors of Roscoe State Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Casto. Chris joined the bank on June 9, 2014 as Senior Vice President and as an Advisory Director. He will be located at the Bank's Sweetwater Branch, located at 209 Cedar.
Grace Y. Neeper, 83, of Hereford died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Kings Manor West Gate.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 601 W. Park Avenue, Hereford, with Mother Beverly Couzzourt, officiating. Cremation services were under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.
Born on Nov. 18, 1952, Josephine â€śJoâ€ť Hill Henderson was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater, Texas. She was the fifth generation of the Newman ranching family that first settled in Fisher County in 1879. Josephine completed her circle of life at home on June 28, 2014.
Jo was a graduate of the Sweetwater High School Class of 1970. She played tennis for the Mustang Tennis Team for four years and was the cartoonist for the school newspaper, The Pony Express. After graduation, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio.