December 17th, 2012
The Sweetwater City Commission began looking at bids toward the construction of the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building at their meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at City Hall.
Seven bids were received on the project, with the companies hailing from Sweetwater, Abilene, Lubbock, Big Spring and Waco. A brief summary of the cost along with the deductions for other work were read aloud.
Memorial services for Emily May Campbell, 52, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Memorials may be made to your local SPCA in Emilyâs memory. The family will be at 1004 Pine Street in Sweetwater.
Campbell died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Ethel Valerie Coker Sexton, age 93, of Abilene, Texas, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at The Oaks at Radford Hills in Abilene, Texas with all of her family at her bedside.
Her body was cremated. Her remains will be buried in a private graveside at Garden of Memories alongside her husband and son. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with David Cason officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ollie Henry Wilson, 85, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1443 North 2nd Street, Abilene, with Jennifer and Kerry Bashaw and Jonathan Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in City Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas, directed by Community Memorial Funeral Home. The family received friends at a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Services for Robert âBobbyâ Gerald Kamer, 65, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Bobby requested to be cremated after the services, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Kamer died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence.
Going on the road for the final time before the holi-day break, the Sweetwater girls basketball team got 18 points from Kendra Crosson and led at the end of each quarter as it held off Gra-ham, 37-32, on Saturday.
Crosson got double-figure support from Suede Shirley, who had 11 points to help the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-7. The game, originally set for Friday, was moved because Grahamâs football team played in the state semifinals, losing to Gilmer 50-7.
Kelsi Crosson had three points, Kathleen Campbell and Janell Walker two and Taylor McPherson one.
Today will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect to see clear skies with a low around 40, and south-southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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MONDAY, DEC. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except âBâ boys) host Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Robert Lee starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe landed four of its players on the all-District 7-A, Division II first team that was released this past week, while several other players also earned district recognition.
One of the districtâs top honors went to Roscoe freshman Vincent Pantoja, who shared the districtâs defensive newcomer of the year honor with Hamlinâs Marcos Rojas.
Roscoeâs four District 7-A, Division II first team selections were defensive lineman Landon Jones, cornerback Brant Burnett, utility player Chris Deleon and receiver Shelton Toliver. Deleon, Burnett and Jones are seniors while Toliver is a junior.
BANGS â The Sweetwa-ter High School boys bas-ketball team saw a furious fourth-quarter rally come up just short Friday as the Mustangs lost at Bangs, 47-44, despite outscoring their hosts 16-6 in the final eight minutes of play.