December 2nd

Dorothy Helen Whisenant-Broughton

December 2, 2013

Dorothy Helen Whisenant-Broughton, 79 of Converse, LA passed from this world in the fellowship of her family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 27. A native of Roscoe, Texas, “Dotty” spent the majority of her life in Sweetwater and Abilene, Texas. The eldest daughter of Sam and Lena Whisenant, of Roscoe, she is survived by her sister Mrs.

Richard Armstrong

December 2, 2013

Richard Armstrong, 77, of Dublin, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Snyder, Texas, to Robert Lee Armstrong and Susan Elizabeth Mimms Armstrong. Richard married Carolyn Watson July 10, 1955, in Sweetwater, Texas.

Ervin Schraer

December 2, 2013

Ervin John Schraer, our devoted, strong and faithful Dad, a lifelong farmer and member of this community, passed away on Nov. 29, 2013, three days after his 92nd birthday.
A rosary service took place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena, TX with Deacon Stanley Lange officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, also at St. Joseph, with Father Ariel Lagunilla celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery at Rowena, TX.

This week’s basketball

December 2, 2013

Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high teams (except ‘B’ girls) will host Roscoe starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.

Local, area hoop results

December 2, 2013

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

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

December 2, 2013

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.
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November 29th

Donations needed at Nolan County Welfare Association

November 29, 2013

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.

SMS students to begin food drive

November 29, 2013

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 announces major expansion of Maryneal cement plant

November 29, 2013

Buzzi Unicem USA announced that it plans to modernize and expand itscement production facility located at Maryneal, Texas. The project will reduce the plant’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.

Clem to run for District Clerk

November 29, 2013

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."

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