November 7th, 2012
Florencio Gauna, 71, of Sweetwater, passed away Nov. 5, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center. His body will be cremated, and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Florencio was born in Sweetwater and has farmed this area most his life.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise Garcia and husband Enrique of Bowie, Texas and Rosalinda Aguilar and husband Aaron of Pharr, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Ozella Marie Fritts of Abilene, Texas went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene. She had 95 good years on this earth. She was a member of Victory Church in Abilene, where she was known as Granny. She was born July 3, 1917 to William F. and Haddie N. Gardner in Clyde, Texas. She had four brothers and four sisters that passed on before her.
Tadeo Canon-Masjoan has been named the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Canon-Masjoan, who is a senior, is a defensive end and kicker.
He had five solo tackles, two for a loss, 10 assists, one sack and one fumble recovery against Monahans and also made all five extra point attempts.
Sweetwater and Roscoe used big fourth-quarter rallies to claim season-opening wins in area girls basketball action Tuesday.
Sweetwater opened up by going to nearby Highland and the Lady Mustangs won, 42-37, after overcoming a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter. Sweetwater finished the game on a 16-2 run. Kendra Crosson had a game-high 23 points to pace Sweetwater, while Highland was led by Hannah Allen with 10 points and Sierra Allen with eight.
First Downs â€” 168; Rushes-yards â€” 271-1211; Passing yards â€” 2128; Total yards â€” 3339 (371.0 avg.); Passing â€” 139-238-7; Fumbles-Lost â€” 27-10; Penalties-Yards â€” 68-583; Points scored â€” 229 (25.4 avg.).
First Downs â€” 179; Rushes-yards â€” 367-2131; Passing yards â€” 1189; Total yards â€” 3320 (368.9 avg.); Passing â€” 113-194-7; Fumbles-Lost 17-12; Penalties-Yards â€” 61-499; Points allowed â€” 224 (24.9 avg.).
Highland sent a boys and girls team while Roscoe sent an individual girls runner to the Region II-A cross country meet held last Saturday in Arlington and they all fared well, although none were able to advance to this weekâ€™s state meet.
Their results follow:
(18th out of 24 teams;
176 individual runners)
19. Sheldon Hall 18:33.04
60. Eli Shelton 19:49.74
140. Brenden Huckabee 22:41.83
146. Jeremy Hall 22:51.94
148. Kevin Box 23:04.94
(9th out of 24 teams;
185 individual runners)
38. Lora Stewart 13:34.89
43. Beth Richburg 13:52.32
Ex-Sweetwater High School athlete Alicia Finn will play for the Hardin-Simmons Uni-versity womenâ€™s basketball team this season.
Finn, a 6-0 fresh-man center, twice won first team all-district and second-team all-Big Country honors in basketball at SHS.
HSU opens its season on Nov. 16 by playing Chapman University in Redlands, Calif. The teamâ€™s first home game will be played on Nov. 29 against the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas.
Expect sunny skies on Wednesday with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, look for clear skies and a low around 58. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, but gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early look at the weekend forecast.
The 2012 Nolan County Health Fair will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Fitness Center on the Sweetwater campus.
Over 40 vendors from the area â€” including Sweetwater, Nolan County, Abilene and Snyder â€”Â will be available at the fair.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua mix. 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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.