February 19th, 2011
Grace Legate Kreger Bernard passed away on Feb. 16, 2011.
Grace was born on April 8, 1913 to Willis Kreger and Amanda Legate Kreger. Her father was a minister at the Burkburnet, TX Church of Christ and Amanda was a teacher, both educated at Gunter Christian College and Thorp Springs Christian College. Grace was the oldest of four children and later two half sisters. She attended grade school at Tioga, TX, graduating from Burkburnet High School in 1930.
Eva Jacques, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria AcuÃ±a.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic ChurchÂ
with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Eldorado-Auti "Sonny" Turner, 77, of Eldorado, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Austin. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.
Depending on how you look at it, the improve-ment in the Sweetwater baseball program the past two years has been either modest or significant.
The half-full view says that the Mustangs â€” who start their season Tuesday by hosting San Angelo Lake View at 6:30 p.m. â€” won six times as many district games as in 2007 and â€˜08 combined. However, Sweetwaterâ€™s district rec-ord was still just 3-7 in both â€˜09 and â€˜10.
But there is good reason to believe that 2011 will be the breakthrough season that leads to a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
GRADY â€” Itâ€™s probably not the way they prefer to do it, but the Highland girls basketball team has discovered a winning formula in the playoffs.
The Lady Hornets, for the second time in as many postseason games, found themselves trailing with one quarter to play Friday against Wink. But just as it had done three nights earlier against Robert Lee, Highland staged a furious fourth-quarter rally to pull out a 47-41 victory.
TUESDAY, FEB. 22
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host San Angelo Lake View (season openers), 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell girls play at Robert Lee tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams play at Hawley, 6 and 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23
Sweetwater JV boys play at Lamesa tournament.
Blackwell boys play at Robert Lee tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 24
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity boys play at Brownwood tournament.
One person was airlifted by helicopter on Wednesday after an 18-wheeler crashed on the East Interchange in Sweetwater. According to Emergency Services Director Grant Madden, there were two people in the truck. The driver of the truck began coughing violently and passed out. The co-driver was belted in the passenger side of the truck and could not reach over to gain control of the truck. According to Madden, when the driver woke up, he over corrected and slid off of the road and wrecked. He was listed in stable condition. The co-driver did not sustain any injuries.
With summer coming just around the corner, the Job Corps is looking for a few good young men and women to help enter into the workforce.
Job Corps is the nation's oldest and largest residential training program, founded in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Funded by the Department of Labor, young adults can receive scholarships that offer training in education and vocations, provide room and board and help develop positive character traits and work ethic to succeed in the workforce at no cost.
San Antonio â€“ The Junior Breeding Sheep Show was held on Feb. 9, 2010 at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Awarded Grand Champion Dorset Ewe was Larissa Locklar with Sweetwater FFA. As a part of her awards, Locklar received a $10,000 scholarship to a college of her choice from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The 15-year-old plans to attend Lubbock Christian University. Currently she is a member of both the volleyball and basketball teams, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The Highland girls basketball team will resume its playoff run when it takes on Wink at 6:30 p.m. today in an area contest at Lenorah Grady. Beth Richburg is pictured above bringing the ball up against a defender in Tuesdayâ€™s 36-31 win over Robert Lee. The Lady Hornets bring a 20-11 record into todayâ€™s game and Wink is 22-3. The winner will face either Bronte or Marathon in the regional quarterfinals next week. (Photo by Alanna Glass)