MONDAY, DEC. 2
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and â€˜Aâ€™ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high teams (except â€˜Bâ€™ girls) will host Roscoe starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Highland boys 52, Winters 47
Highland scoring: Jacob Richburg 16, Brandon Ste-vens 10, Ethan Wilson 9, Isaac Rios 6, Seth Wood 6, Kevin Box 3, Michael Hyde 2. Highland record: 2-0.
Hawley 45, Roscoe boys 35
Roscoe scoring: Kevin Lavalais 11, Rafael Aguayo 8, Javier Leanos 8, Jesus Leanos 3, Anthony Ortegon 3, Cutter Davila 2. Roscoe record: 0-2.
Rankin 40, Roscoe girls 24
Roscoe scoring: Mia Herrera 8, Eva Aguayo 5, Samantha Ortega 4, Whit-ney Williams 3, Shelby Brown 2, Sunshine Saddler 2.
Roscoe girls 35, Irion County 31
Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 43 and west-southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Nolan County Welfare Association (NCWA) wants to let the community know that their doors are open.
Rut (pronounced "root") Crowley, director of the NCWA, stated that they are able to give individuals one bag of food per month, stocked with one of each item that is in the food pantry. First-time recipients must fill out some paperwork prior to receiving the donation.
Sweetwater Middle School Student Council will start a canned food drive for their campus food pantry on Monday, Dec. 2.
Anyone in the community can bring in nonperishable food items that will help SMS families. The campus food pantry will open in January.
Pictured are members Alex Salazar, Jordan Carley, Tamara Smith and Selena Castillo.
Buzzi Unicem USA announced that it plans to modernize and expand itscement production facility located at Maryneal, Texas. The project will reduce the plantâ€™s environmental footprint while more than doubling capacity to serve the increasing demand for cement for the construction and oil and gas industries. With the expansion, cement production capacity at the Maryneal, Texas plant will be increased from 550,000 short tons per year to 1.2 million short tons per year.
Jamie Clem is announcing her candidacy for Nolan County District Clerk.
Born and raised in Nolan County and a graduate of Blackwell CISD, Clem also attended American Commercial College and earned a degree in business accounting.
"I have been married to my husband, Weldon Clem, for 18 years," she said. "We have four children: Kevin Jones and wife Sarah, and Lorin Lopez and husband Peter, all of Sweetwater; Robyn Redder and husband Dwayne of Munday, Texas; and Christopher Clem and wife Dee Dee of Houston, Texas."
The Sweetwater Jaycees donated $200 in new children coats to the local Coats for Kids project. They also donated Jaycee jackets and hoodies.
"I am so blessed to have their continued support in my adventures," said Heather Gesin.
Pictured from left to right are Melina Duran, Brandi Owens, Justin Wilburn (Jaycee) and Stacie Bond (Jaycee). The current coat/hoodie total is 474. Donations of gently worn coats of any size can be dropped off at Bahlman Cleaners, located at 910 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Geraldine Marjorie Chapman, 91, passed away on Nov. 22, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Jerry was born to James and Ethel Chapman on March 10, 1922 in Arah, Texas.
Jerry married John Ulmer Vernon on August 11, 1941 and made Hermleigh their home.
Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Thomas Emmett (Tom), Floyd Jones (Jones), Ethel Mae, Ruby Lucille, Nannie Claudie (Pat) and Harry Rosser; and by her husband and wonderful father to their three children, John Ulmer Vernon; and her husband and life long friend, Jeff DeShazo.
First came a 10-win sea-son, the first in 17 years.
As a result, 10 Blackwell players have been chosen to the all-District 8, Division II six-man team as a tribute to the Hornetsâ€™ season which saw them win the district title and advance past the bi-district round for the first time since 1996.
Blackwellâ€™s Jayden Jones and Matthew Lowry were named the District 8, Divi-sion II offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively.