December 5th

Martha Ann Green Norman

December 5, 2013

Funeral services for Martha Ann Green Norman, 60, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Pastor Sharron Brown, Rev. William Jackson, Rev. Tommie Jackson and Rev. John Hamilton will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
She was born Jan. 21, 1953, in Sweetwater. She married K.C. Norman on April 19, 1969, in Sweetwater. Martha was a member of Holy Temple of Christ Church.

Gary Arlen Weaver

December 5, 2013

Gary Arlen Weaver, age 83, of Breckenridge (former resident of Lubbock), passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
As per his wishes, his body was donated for medical research. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Elliott Street Church of Christ in Breckenridge with Mickie McKandles officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.

Local sports calendar

December 5, 2013

Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ girls at Slaton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Highland varsity girls and boys host Hilltop Clas-sic tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys at Highland’s Hilltop Classic tournament through Saturday, Dec. 7.

SW set to travel after return to 4A

December 5, 2013

Sweetwater head football coach Shane Mobley knew big changes might be coming for his program starting with the 2014 season.
And Monday, the Univer-sity Interscholastic League made it official. Sweetwater — which dropped from Class 4A to 3A back in 2000 — will return to Class 4A for at least the next two years.
But this time, it’s because the UIL is renaming all of its classifications to include a Class 6A for the biggest schools. The Mustangs will be in Class 4A, Division II.

Shallowater, Graham here on Friday

December 5, 2013

Two undefeated teams play here at 7 p.m. Friday as Shallowater and Graham meet in a Class 3A, Division II state quarterfinal at Mus-tang Bowl. Both squads have perfect 13-0 marks and were state-ranked at the end of the regular season.

Hoop tourneys are set to begin

December 5, 2013

If the expected icy weather doesn’t interfere, all eight Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams — plus a handful of sub-varsity and junior high squads — will play in tournaments that are scheduled to begin today around the area.
The Sweetwater girls were scheduled to play twice today at Stanton’s tourney that ends Saturday, while the boys’ first tournament pool game at Stanton will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
The top three teams in each pool will advance to championship play on Sat-urday.

Blackwell’s teams split

December 5, 2013

Matt Lowry scored 24 points and Mason Magness added 14 as Blackwell’s boys basketball team beat West-brook 55-30 on Tuesday, giving Blackwell a split of the doubleheader.
Wade Allen and Ethan Andrews (5 points), Jayden Jones (3 points) and Cole Alley (2 points) also scored for Blackwell, now 2-0 this season. But Westbrook won 36-30 over Blackwell’s girls to prevent a sweep.
Blackwell (1-2) was paced by Hailey Bennett’s 12-point effort while Stephanie Met-calf had nine, Brooklyn Harris and Shianne Solis four and Crystal Chavez one for the Lady Hornets.

Thursday's weather for Sweetwater

December 5, 2013

Today, we'll have a chance of rain or freezing rain before noon, then a 60% chance of freezing rain and sleet. Expect cloudy and cold conditions, with the temperature falling to around 23 by 5pm. Wind chill values will be between 11 and 17, with north-northeast winds around 15 mph. Total daytime ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch are possible, with little or no snow accumulation expected.

December 4th

Amy's Angel Tree set up at Wal-Mart

December 4, 2013

Wal-Mart has partnered with the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) for the 2013 holiday season to provide a way for many children in the area to have a better Christmas.
Amy's Angel Tree at Wal-Mart represents children who have been served by the WTCAC this year. Each angel has a child's gender, age, clothing size and special needs, or a favorite toy or character that the child would like.

Nearly 100 pairs of glasses donated via RPMH/Lions Club partnership drive

December 4, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in conjunction with the Sweetwater Lions Club recently held an eye glasses drive in an effort to help those less fortunate have the opportunity to see better with corrective lenses. The two groups’ efforts resulted in 97 used eye glasses being collected.

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