March 1st, 2011
Funeral services for Cleo Parrott, 100, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Roscoe with Rev. Adam Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 1011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Parrott died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center in Sweetwater.
A graveside service for Lela Demetrice Jones, 76, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Don Bennett officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Jones died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The Sweetwater girls golf team shot a 693 total this past Friday and Saturday for a second-place finish at the Sweetwater Golf Classic.
One bad inning â€” thatâ€™s all that kept the Sweetwa-ter High School softball team from first-place honors at its own tournament held this past weekend.
Still, it was a pretty good three days as the Lady Mustangs finished third at their event and suffered only one defeat at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Ten to thirteen homes were lost when a fire hit the northern edge of Colorado City and forced evacuations Sunday night, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The fires when fueled by high winds Sunday and extremely dry conditions.
The fires forced the evacuation of many homes in Colorado City late Sunday, as well as a nursing home, Kristi Lee Manor, in Colorado City.
"The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps set up a shelter in Colorado City due to the evacuations and they did an excellent job in setting it up," said Madden.
A sea of red could be seen on Friday at the Wear Red Day Luncheon held at Texas State Technical College, hosted by the Nolan County American Heart Association Board. The luncheon was held to promote women's heart health during heart month. Guest speaker was Susan Hash of Abilene, shown above. Hash is employed by TSTC in Abilene and is a recent cardiac survivor.
The SISD Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 24, at the Administration Building.
The board discussed and approved to begin the process for a voluntary resignation incentive program at the meeting. By setting the plan in motion, the district intends to address the declining revenue, promote early notification and provide ample time and information for the district in order to address next year's staffing, scheduling and budget needs.
Eleven Sweetwater Middle School Choir students recently competed in their Region Solo & Ensemble Contest at McMurry University in Abilene. Congratulations go to the following on earning a Superior 1st Division rating on their Solo: Terryonna Gillmore, Sara Henington, Gwan Hill, Dylan Jimenez, Cierra Knox, Abby Lynch, Abby McPherson, Jamee Rhoades and Lilly Smith.
Those earning an Excellent 2nd Division rating on their Solo are: Victoria Jimenez and Hailee Tipton.
William Alexander (Bill) Armstrong, Jr. of Sweetwater, 79, passed away Feb. 27, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Vernon Baker and Rev. Chris Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, from 9-10 a.m.
Lillian Maresh Martin, age 79, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Ganado, Texas to I.E. â€śIkeâ€ť and Vlastie Maresh. She graduated high school from Central High School in San Angelo, and attended Angelo State where she met the love of her life Dale D. Martin. They were married July 24, 1952, at First Methodist Church in San Angelo.