March 7th, 2011
Three Sweetwater High School girls basketball players have earned recognition on the all-District 5-3A squad for their outstanding play this past season.
Alicia Finn, a 5-11 junior post who was the Lady Mustangsâ€™ leading scorer and rebounder in district play, earned first team honors while Taylor McKoy, a 5-8 senior post, was chosen to the second team.
Kinsey Browning, a 5-3 junior guard, received all-district honorable mention.
Callie Sandusky and Sierra Allen have received two of District 11-1Aâ€™s top honors for Highland on the all-district girls basketball team. Sandusky was chosen as the defensive player of the year and Allen was named newcomer of the year. Another Highland player, Kara Hughey, was also selected to the 11-1A all-district team.
Highland was the district runnerup and finished with a 22-12 record this season, making the Region II-A tournament before losing to Newcastle in the semifinals.
The Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition & Renovation (STTAR) board of directors announces "Live on Stage at the Texas", a live music performance on the original stage of the Texas Theatre, on Saturday, March 12, with Jay Boy Adams.
Several guests were on hand at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting held on Monday, Feb. 28 at the Texas State Technical College banquet room. The meeting held a double purpose in raising funds for the End Polio campaign spearheaded by Rotary International and highlighting the Rotary Youth Exchange program with a Powerpoint presentation from Jack Campbell.
FORT HOOD, TX--The United States Army Operational Test Command inducted long-time director Wayland Smith into the Testersâ€™ Hall of Fame during a ceremony celebrating the 17th year of the program recently at west Fort Hood.
Smith, a 1959 graduate of Sweetwater High School, is the son of Stella M. Smith, formerly of Sweetwater, and the late Cleave A. Smith. He is a 1966 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in electrical engineering and a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University with a masterâ€™s degree in industrial engineering.
Peggy P. McJunkins, born March 12, 1920 in Sweetwater, TX went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 3. She enjoyed 90 years on this earth.
Peggy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Ellis Gray McJunkins; her parents William Walter and Lura Reavis Pickett; brother, Lewis Wayne Pickett; and sister, Mitzi Lewayne Guelker.
FORT WORTH â€” James Samuel Lambert, 50, left us to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The absence of his everyday support and guidance will be our challenge.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 3 p.m. on Monday in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Larry Vance, 59, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Mr. Vance was cremated and no services are planned.
Glenn TierceÂ Whitfill, age 81, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday,Â March 5, 2011, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at First Christian Church with Pastor David Stevens officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team had a 2-0-1 record through Friday at the 2011 Wood Bat Classic tournament held at Newman Park, and pitching was a big reason why. Shown is freshman Kaleb Hoover, who on Thursday threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Post. The Mustangs also tied Ozona 5-5 on Friday before the game was called due to the tournament time limit. Sweetwater was 6-1-1 going into Saturdayâ€™s final day of the event when the team was scheduled to play games against Post, Slaton and Clyde.