November 15th, 2013
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
I know each of our hearts have been broken by the devastation and destruction caused by the typhoon in the Philippines.Â The pictures, the reports, the loss of life and the starving people have touched our hearts and caused us to want to help. It is sad to hear reports that people were so hungry they rushed a government rice house only to have the walls collapse on the crowd, killing eight.Â It brings to truth the reality that hungry people will do whatever is necessary for food.
Two men were arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the Sweetwater Police Department when police recovered a vehicle that had been purchased with a stolen check.
Sgt. Pat Lenoir was working the case after the victim called the police department about the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle took a check from the purchaser, but the two agreed that the title would not be given until the check had cleared. When the check came up as being stolen at the bank, the victim immediately called the police department and let them know the meeting time and place for the title exchange.
The West Texas Art Guild is having its annual Regional Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Civic Center in Colorado City.
Artwork can be brought and entered into the show from 8-10 a.m. Entry fee per piece is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Ribbons and prize money will be awarded by the judge, Dianna Lee Jones from San Angelo. Categories include: oil / acrylics, watercolor, dry media (pastel, pencil, etc.), photography, and 3-D (jewelry, sculpture, etc.).
The Future Sweetwater class made a stop at the City Commission meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall as part of their tour of city and county affairs.
Future Sweetwater, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and allows 12 sophomore students from Sweetwater High School to participate in a program that informs and educates them about various aspects of the community over the course of the school year. Students are chosen to participate through a process that includes an application, interview, teacher recommendations and grade point average.
Funeral services for Ruthie Mae Sparks, 89, of Bronte and formerly of Blackwell, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Sparks died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Bronte Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Blackwell has a chance to do something today when it faces Lueders-Avoca in the Six-Man Division II playoffs that it hasnâ€™t done since the 1990s â€” come away with a victory in the postseason.
They get another chance to do that at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook. And the Horn-ets (9-1) â€” who have played an actual game only once in the past month â€” will prob-ably be chomping at the bit to face Lueders-Avoca (7-3) in bi-district.
The Roscoe girls bas-ketball team picked up its first win of the sea-son with a 52-38 victory at Robert Lee on Tuesday. The Plowgirls will host Winters today.
Eva Aguayo led Ros-coeâ€™s win with 21 points while Samantha Ortega chipped in with 10. Also scoring were Olivia Sad-dler and Whitney Wil-liams with five, Ashton Payne with three and Shelby Brown, Danielle Dean, Mia Herrera and Selena Perez with two. Roscoe led 14-4, 33-12 and 41-21 at the quarter breaks.
Sweetwater hosts a Class 2A, Division II playoff be-tween Cisco and Stanton today at Mustang Bowl. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Cisco (10-0) comes in with a No. 5 state ranking in Class 2A while Stanton (6-4) was unranked at the end of the regular season.
Three teams from District 4-3A have playoffs set for today. In Division I, Wylie (7-3) plays Fort Stockton at 7:30 p.m. in Big Spring, while Big Spring (7-3) meets Fabens at 7 p.m. in Pecos.
In Division II, Snyder (3-7) plays Clint at 7:30 p.m. in Kermit. On Thursday, Monahans (7-3) advanced by beating Pecos 35-13.
Loraine advanced to the area round of the Six-Man Division II playoffs Thurs-day with a 52-0 shutout win over Robert Lee.
The Bulldogs, who came in ranked No. 7 in Six-Man, Division II, needed just two quarters to finish off Rob-ert Lee at Blackwellâ€™s Hor-net Field, as the game ended by the 45-point mercy rule. Robert Lee finished its season at 4-5.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 56 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
We'll see highs in the upper 70s/lower 80s this weekend, with Saturday's low in the mid-50s before a light cool front comes in Sunday afternoon, bringing the low to the lower 40s.
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