July 1st, 2013

McDonald’s re-opens in Sweetwater

July 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce gave the newly built McDonald's restaurant a warm welcome back to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, June 30, the afternoon before the restaurant's midnight opening to the public.
Shown above are Grimace, Tom Henderson, Lita McEachern, Casey Taggart, Kristi Taggart, Brody Frieda, Brian Frieda, Ken Taggart, Greg Wortham, Stormie Aven, Larry McEachern, Gil Cherry, Terry Pittman, Aida Pantoja, Hamburglar, Janis McDowell, Don King, Doug Sitter, John Owens, Jeremy Williams, Dave Schnoor and Patrick Piehl.

Richard Lee Conley, Jr.

July 1, 2013

Funeral services for Richard Lee Conley, Jr., 54, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Conley died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his home.
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Lily May Rhoton

July 1, 2013

Lily May Rhoton, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at her residence.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Clower officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Lily was born on Oct. 6, 1935 in Sweetwater to Lee and Jewel (McLaughlin) Giesler. She married John Rhoton. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church and also worked for the The Village Grocery Store as a bookkeeper for many years before retiring.

Silvia T. Treviño

July 1, 2013

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Sylvia T. Treviño, 75, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Treviño died Sunday, June 30, west of Roscoe.

Local all-star teams continue District 5 play

July 1, 2013

Sweetwater Little League all-star player Blake Andrus (shown) of the 10-11 year-old team is pictured during recent action at their respective District 5 tournament in Abilene.
The 10-11 year-olds play their final pool game today. Results from all four of the local teams’ most recent games will be in Tuesday’s paper.

Monday's weather in Sweetwater

July 1, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the north at 10 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 63 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight winds will become eastern.
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2013 summer sports camps schedule

July 1, 2013

The following sports camps will be held in Sweetwater this summer:
A Mustang Golf Camp will be held July 16-18 at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost of the camp will be $60 per child, with family discounts available.
For more information, call camp instructors Sarah Cumbie at 325-338-5407 or Ashley Timm at 325-338-8055.
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 22-25 at Mustang Bowl from 7:30-10:30 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.

Kids fishing tourney set for July 20 at Lake SW boat ramp

July 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina will be holding a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 for children ages 3-16.
The fishing tournament will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Lake Sweetwater boat ramp, with lunch and prizes to follow.
Participants can pre-register at the Sweetwater Lake & Marina or register on the morning of the tournament. For more information and entry fee prices, interested persons should call (325) 235-1223.

9-10 tourney results

July 1, 2013

Abilene Northern 10, Jim Ned 5
Breckenridge 14, Cisco 4
Snyder 13, Abilene Eastern 7
Abilene Dixie 8, Abilene Southern 5
Clyde 12, Abil. Northern 8
Breckenridge 8, Cisco 5
Abilene Wylie 15, Snyder 3
Abil. Southern 14, Sweet-water 6
Clyde 15, Jim Ned 5
Abil. Wylie 11, Abil. Eastern 0
Abil. Dixie 15, Sweetwater 0
Clyde 2-0 (4)
Abilene Northern 1-1 (6)
Jim Ned 0-2 (9)
Breckenridge 2-0 (3)
Cisco 0-2 (8)
Abilene Wylie 2-0 (1)
Snyder 1-1 (7)

11-12 tourney results

July 1, 2013

Clyde 8, Snyder 4
Cisco 5, Breckenridge 1
Wylie 22, Southern 0
Eastern 4, Northern 3
Clyde 9, Jim Ned 2
Breckenridge 12, Merkel 0
Wylie 18, Sweetwater 0
Dixie 8, Eastern 6
Jim Ned 11, Snyder 8
Cisco 14, Merkel 1
Southern 13, Sweetwater 8
Dixie 13, Northern 3
Clyde 2-0 (3)
Jim Ned 1-1 (7)
Snyder 0-2 (9)
Cisco 2-0 (2)
Breckenridge 1-1 (5)
Merkel 0-2 (12)
Abilene Wylie 2-0 (1)
Abilene Southern 1-1 (8)
Sweetwater 0-2 (11)
Abilene Dixie 2-0 (4)

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