January 29th, 2013
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams may well have to win at Monahans today in order to hold on to any realistic hopes of a District 4-3A playoff berth.
Thatâ€™s certainly true for the Sweetwater boys (1-4), who are two games behind Monahans (3-2), which is currently in third place.
But the Sweetwater girls (3-4) also need a win as they trail Big Spring (4-3) by a game for the No. 3 spot after losing three straight. They face a Monahans team that is 0-7, and Sweetwater probably has to win tonight and at home this Friday against 1-6 Snyder to have a realistic shot of getting to the playoffs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsi-ty girls will be 21-0 when they go to Monahans today.
Sweetwater (7-0 in dis-trict) needs three more wins to have a perfect season after rolling to a 47-5 win at Greenwood Friday. Shaneese Brown and Abby McPherson had 10 points while Cierra Knox and Morgan Whitley had eight, Maddie Jones five, Jasmine Reddic four and Jaya Adkins and Nisha Williams one. Sweetwater led 29-1 at halftime and 40-3 after three periods of play.
Be on the lookout for high winds today, as southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph will increase to 30 to 40 mph in the morning. Areas of blowing dust will be prevalent after noon and gusts could get as high as 55 mph. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 63.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 31. Winds will be from the south-southwest from 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 45 mph.
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On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two more pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male border collie mix and a male heeler/cow dog.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Sweetwater High School senior Kathleen Campbell was crowned the 2013 Yucca Queen at the Yucca Coronation ceremony on Saturday evening. She is the daughter of Don and RuthAnn Campbell.
She is shown with her escort, Tadeo Canon-Masjoan.
Area home school students and their parents toured the Sweetwater Reporter office on Friday, learning the ins and outs of printing a daily newspaper.
Participating in the tour were Sonya Hudson and her children, Leah, Bethany, Derrick, Tyler and Sean; Tiffany Rule and her children, Jayden and Evan; Natalie Barela; Renee Duffield and her children, Calvin, Donovan, Josephine and Henry; and Andrea Ryan and her children, Esther, Caleb and Sam.
The group listened intently and asked questions about the newspaper business during the tour. The tour was given by Belinda Serrano, staff writer.
Billy (Bill) Thompson, age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric VonAtzigen officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Morris M. Guelker, 87, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at McCoy Funeral Home with Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Guelker died Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Roscoe, Texas â€” John Settle Bostick, Sr., age 82 of Roscoe, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Roscoe with Rev. Adam Davis and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Round Mountain Cemetery in Fisher County, Texas. McCoy Funeral Home of Roscoe is in charge of arrangements. A visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.