January 9th, 2014
The Cline Shale Alliance will host its quarterly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex (west hall) in Sweetwater.
The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Pay by credit card in advance online with Cline Shale Alliance (clineshalealliance.com). All attendees must RSVP and pay in advance via Cline Shale Alliance. Luncheon sponsorships are available at $250.
"Join us as we prepare for increasing intensity in the Cline Shale operations region and as investment adds new life to West Texas," said Cline Shale Alliance representatives.
The Pioneer Museum was the host for the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event on Wednesday.
Shown attending the event are Mark Garcia, Thea Serrano, Terry Locklar and Lyndi Locklar.
Graveside services for Herman Ray Williams, 77, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Don Bennett will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Williams died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born February 26, 1936 in Brady, Texas. He married Glenda Faye Williams on June 14, 1959 in Hamlin, Texas.
Three area high school basketball teams are in first place in their districts after winning games Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys are 4-0 in District 14-A, Divis-ion II after a 54-40 victory over Bronte.
The Hornets were led by Matthew Lowryâ€™s 20 points while improving to 9-3 for the season. Blackwell steadily built its advantage throughout the game, leading 5-2, 20-14 and 35-28 at the quarter breaks. Mason Magness added 11 points for the Hornets, who are tied with Water Valley for the lead in District 14-A. The teams will meet on Friday in Water Valley in a first-place showdown.
Nine Nolan County high school football players â€” three each from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell â€” received All-Big Country recognition this week from the Abilene Reporter-News in either Class 1A or Six-Man. And two of the players â€” Roscoe receiver Shelton Toliver and Highland defensive lineman Gaga Soedarsono â€” were named to the first team in 1A and Six-Man, respectively.
Toliver, a 6-0, 185-pound senior, caught 78 passes for 987 yards and 17 touch-downs for the Plowboys. Soedarsono, a 5-10, 175-pound junior, had 97 tackles and 12 sacks this season for Highland.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman and junior varsity girls basketball teams began district action this past Friday by playing home games against Big Spring and traveled to Greenwood on Tuesday. The freshman girls are 1-1, losing to Big Spring 28-23 and defeating Greenwood 41-23, while the JV girls are 0-2, losing to Big Spring 33-28 and falling 33-24 to Greenwood.
Roscoeâ€™s junior high boys basketball teams won again on Monday to stay unbeat-en this season.
The â€˜Aâ€™ team (7-0) won 26-18 in their game as Jesse Ortega and Camden Boren had nine points, Parker Payne four, Tagen Adkins two and Paul Pantoja and John Castillo one.
The â€˜Bâ€™ team won 13-11 in its game to improve to 6-0 for their season.
The Plowboys were led individually by Nicholas Limones and Ty Fullwood with four points, while Mason Hernandez had three and Jr Guia two.
Expect to see areas of fog today before 11 a.m. Otherwise, we'll see mostly sunny skies with a high near 54. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the south-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 p.m. We'll see increasing clouds, with a low around 47 and south-southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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Healthy Weight Week is Jan. 19-25, so to observe this event on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon, residents can come to the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department and get weighed. There will be pamphlets available on eating right. Stay the New Year off right by getting healthy.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will host their second member benefit lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Jan. 16. The event is free to all Chamber members and lunch is provided.
Sarah T. Page Consulting, LLC will be on hand to speak about social media marketing. This face-paced session is based on examples of promotions used by small businesses from across the country using social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. It features marketing ideas that are creative, easy, free, create partnership opportunities and that most importantly drive sales and grow the customer base.