August 30th, 2013
Ruby Whitman Davis, age 97, of Carlsbad, NM, passed away on Aug. 28, 2013 at Lakeview Christian Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at First United Methodist Church, 207 West Hagerman Street in Carlsbad with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Shady Pine Masonic Cemetery in Hagerman, NM.Â Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday at West Funeral Home in Carlsbad. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com
For Nolan Countyâ€™s three area football teams, success in their season openers will mean winning on the road.
For two of them â€” Roscoe and Highland â€” it will also be a chance to avenge a loss in their season opener against the same opponent this past year.
Todayâ€™s game at De Leon will also mark the head coaching debut for Roscoeâ€™s Jake Freeman, who returned to his home town after being an assistant at Sweetwater the past four years.
Two perennial Class 4A high school playoff teams make a return appearance at Mustang Bowl Saturday.
El Paso Del Valle and Everman play at 6:30 p.m. in the Bowlâ€™s first game of the year. They were part of the Sammy Baugh Classic last year, playing the finale with Everman winning by a score of 48-10, but will not be in the Classic this year.
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard had a strong performance in his preseason finale for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans as the Vikings won 24-23.
Banyard ended the night with a team-high seven re-ceptions for 54 yards, inclu-ding an 11-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter which was his second score of the preseason. In addi-tion, the Vikingsâ€™ running back led the team in rushing as he carried the ball 13 times for 62 yards.
Banyard is trying to make the teamâ€™s 53-player roster to be announced Saturday.
Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 73 and southeastern winds around 5 mph.
This weekend will be sunny and hot, with highs in the upper 90s. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s, and winds will range from the southeast and southwest.
On Labor Day Monday, the high will be 94 with light winds, with a nighttime low of 71.
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Beginning this weekend, the Sweetwater Reporter will change the Sunday edition newspaper to the Weekend Edition newspaper.
Our Weekend Edition will hit the streets sooner on the weekend, by Saturday afternoon, much like the daily newspaper, and will feature a full-color B Section, boasting area sports.
Be sure to grab a copy to get local news and see local faces!
Nolan County hosted the West Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (WTASWCD) meeting in Sweetwater on Tuesday. The group, consisting of members from several west Texas counties, toured the WASP Museum in the morning, then met at the Student Center of Texas State Technical College for lunch and a business meeting. Carol Cain and Sandra Spears led a tour at the WASP Museum and gave a brief history of the women and how they served their country during World War II.
A bid was awarded for the construction of the Nolan County Coliseum roof during Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Three bids were presented at the previous meeting held on August 12 and since that time were reviewed. At the meeting, a representative from one of the companies who submitted a bid, CMG Construction, was in attendance and discussed the construction process.
Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Friday around 1:23 a.m. on IH-20 at mile marker 238, two miles east of Roscoe in Nolan County.
Vehicles involved included a 2009 Ford four-door vehicle driven by Randy B. Blake III of Alamogordo, N.M. and a 2009 Volvo 18-wheeler, driven by Marsha Marie Bolin of Balch Springs.
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
Sweetwater freshmen and JV host Eastland at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe JV hosts De Leon, time TBA.
Highland JV hosts Spur, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV hosts West-brook, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
Sweetwater varsity plays at Eastland, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at De Leon, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at West-brook, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Highland varsity vs. Mot-ley County, 8 p.m., Jayton.