June 19th, 2012
James Shute, age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Major League (ages 11-12) Dâ€™backs finished as the runnerup team after advancing to the championship game of their District 5 Little League tournament. Sweetwater beat the Snyder Braves 9-7 and Jim Ned 5-4, then lost to Dixieâ€™s Mets 5-4.
But, they advanced as the wild card team and beat Wylieâ€™s Rangers 11-8 to advance to the District 5 championship game for a rematch with Dixieâ€™s Mets. However, they lost 4-3 to finish as the District 5 runnerup.
A total of 45 kids signed up for the kids fishing tournament on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Lake Sweetwater, sponsored by Pappy's Bait and Grill Shop and the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. The event was held at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, with the competition running from 8-10:30 a.m. Prizes were awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds and 13-16 year olds. Judges for the competition were Mark Morgan and Jason Bond.
This year, as part of the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Women's Leadership Institute's (WLI) mission to support the TSTC Values, each TSTC location â€” Waco, Harlingen, Marshall and West Texas (Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge, Sweetwater â€” will do a community project on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The Sweetwater group spoke with Russell Jones, City of Sweetwater Director of Public Works, about painting the picnic tables at Newman Park and he was thrilled with the idea. He has also asked that the pillars of the pavilion be painted as well.
Graveside services for Luene Setliff, 94, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Setliff died Monday, June 18, 2012, in Sweetwater. She was born May 9, 1918 in Anniston, Alabama. She married Chester Ray Setliff on July 15, 1939, in Altus, Oklahoma. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who lover her family dearly.
Zonelle Gregory, age 99, of Colorado City, Texas, (former longtime resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City, Texas.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Royce Clay officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Thurman Randall "T.R." Hayes, 85, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, with Rev. Keith Clower and Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hayes died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his residence.
The America Cancer Society would like to say a special thank you to all of those that braved the West Texas wind to come out and support the 10th annual Nolan and Scurry County Relay For Life. The event kicked off with almost 30 cancer survivors taking to the track for a victory lap. Their caregivers met them half-way and completed the lap hand-in-hand with their survivors. At dusk, the track was lined with hundreds of lit luminaria bags to honor those that have fought cancer and to remember those that lost their battles.
A summer family event called Babylon: Danielâ€™s Courage in Captivity will be hosted at Lamar Street Baptist Church from Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, for children in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.
BIG SPRING, TX â€“ The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs and retention efforts for mental health professionals.