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September 25th, 2014

Quova Marvline Powell Benson

September 25, 2014

Graveside services for Quova Marvline Powell Benson, 84, of Tyler and formerly of the Newman community area in Fisher County, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Newman Cemetery in Fisher County. Family members will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Benson died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Reunion Plaza Healthcare and Rehab in Tyler.

Local Sports Calendar

September 25, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25
Football
Sweetwater freshmen will host Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and 8th grade ‘B’ teams will play at Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘B’ and 8th grade ‘A’ teams will play at Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high will host Eldorado, 4:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will host Eldorado, 6 p.m.
Highland junior high play at Robert Lee, 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Robert Lee, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high will play at Eden, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
Football
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews, 7:30 p.m.

4-0 vs. 4-0

September 25, 2014

Sweetwater will meet an Andrews team it has much in common with on Friday at Andrews.
Both teams are known as the Mustangs, play at Mus-tang Bowl and run similar spread offenses. And both have compiled 4-0 records entering their non-district showdown. Friday’s winner will be halfway to a perfect 10-0 regular season when all-important district play begins in two weeks.

Read the full story in Thursday's edition in Sports.

VIDEO: Saints prep for the Cowboys

September 25, 2014

VIDEO: Saints prep for the Cowboys
 

Local events for Thursday

September 25, 2014

Today, September 25, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m. Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet today at the County-City Library in the Community Room. Mae Hoover of Fort Worth will review "When Your Mama Calls You Mama."

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

September 25, 2014

We'll see mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 83 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the east.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 59 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 24th

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

September 24, 2014

Pertussis, a respiratory illness commonly known as whooping cough, is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. These bacteria attach to the cilia (tiny, hair-like extensions) that line part of the upper respiratory system. The bacteria release toxins, which damage the cilia and cause inflammation (swelling).

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Roscoe Collegiate ISD seeking G/T nominations

September 24, 2014

Anyone wishing to nominate a student believed to be an intellectually or creatively gifted learner is encouraged to come by either the Roscoe Collegiate High School or Roscoe Elementary offices and complete a nomination form. Those students nominated will go through a screening procedure that requires special testing. At the time of nomination, parents will be requested to grant permission for this testing.
G/T nominations will be accepted until Oct. 10, 2014.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Commission green lights WASP museum expansion

September 24, 2014

Of the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War Two, there were 38 specific casualties which stand out in the hearts and minds of many.
It's those 38 lives — lives of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) — which will be commemorated with the expansion of the WASP WWII Museum, located just west of Sweetwater, according to Alan Carmichael, a local attorney representing the WASP WWII Museum Board of Directors.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

TSTC to host Sweetwater area college day

September 24, 2014

Texas State Technical College will host the Sweetwater Area College Day on Monday, Sept. 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. at TSTC Student Center Gym. This event is open to all area high school students, counselors and parents. This event is co-sponsored by Sweetwater High School and sanctioned by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

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