Christmas is a special time and many people show their pride by lighting their yards and homes. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce wants to reward the best of the best.
The Chamber will be sponsoring the annual residential lighting contest for the Sweetwater and Roscoe communities. A group of judges will drive around town Dec. 17-19, to judge all homes entered in the contest with Christmas decorations and lights on display.
Eljen Technology in Sweetwater is beginning to make a real mark on the world of radiation detection with its advances in plastic scintillation material. The company, a subsidiary of Ludlum Measurements, was recently recognized as a collaborator on a project that was named one of the R&D 100 for 2012.
The R&D 100 Awards is a list of the top 100 research and development projects named annually by the R&D Magazine, a research and development publication that serves research scientists, engineers, and technical staff members at laboratories worldwide.
The Sweetwater City Commission began looking at bids toward the construction of the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building at their meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at City Hall.
Seven bids were received on the project, with the companies hailing from Sweetwater, Abilene, Lubbock, Big Spring and Waco. A brief summary of the cost along with the deductions for other work were read aloud.
Memorial services for Emily May Campbell, 52, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Memorials may be made to your local SPCA in Emilyâs memory. The family will be at 1004 Pine Street in Sweetwater.
Campbell died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Ethel Valerie Coker Sexton, age 93, of Abilene, Texas, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at The Oaks at Radford Hills in Abilene, Texas with all of her family at her bedside.
Her body was cremated. Her remains will be buried in a private graveside at Garden of Memories alongside her husband and son. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with David Cason officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ollie Henry Wilson, 85, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1443 North 2nd Street, Abilene, with Jennifer and Kerry Bashaw and Jonathan Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in City Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas, directed by Community Memorial Funeral Home. The family received friends at a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Services for Robert âBobbyâ Gerald Kamer, 65, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Bobby requested to be cremated after the services, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Kamer died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence.
Going on the road for the final time before the holi-day break, the Sweetwater girls basketball team got 18 points from Kendra Crosson and led at the end of each quarter as it held off Gra-ham, 37-32, on Saturday.
Crosson got double-figure support from Suede Shirley, who had 11 points to help the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-7. The game, originally set for Friday, was moved because Grahamâs football team played in the state semifinals, losing to Gilmer 50-7.
Kelsi Crosson had three points, Kathleen Campbell and Janell Walker two and Taylor McPherson one.
Today will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect to see clear skies with a low around 40, and south-southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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MONDAY, DEC. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except âBâ boys) host Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Robert Lee starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.