October 8th, 2012
Picked by one area publication to finish last in their respective districts, Nolan Countyâs two six-man foot-ball teams have proved to be anything but pushovers during the non-district por-tion of their schedules.
And both Highland (4-2) and Blackwell (3-3) â who end non-district play Friday by facing each other in their âBattle of the Hornetsâ at Highland â had lopsided wins Saturday while playing in front of friendly homecoming crowds.
BLACKWELL 54, MORAN 8
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman (5 p.m.), JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6:30 p.m.) teams play at Monahans.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater runners are at Odessa meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Snyder, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Snyder, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Sny-der, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Albany, 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Albany, 6:30 p.m.
GREENWOOD â Sweet-water got back on the winning track in District 4-3A volleyball action Friday, as the Lady Mustangs went to Midland Greenwood and picked up a 3-0 sweep.
Sweetwater beat the Ran-gerettes 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to end a two-game losing streak and keep its playoff hopes alive. The Lady Mustangs are 2-3 in district (22-13 overall) and begin the second half of district play at Monahans Tuesday.
Greenwood, which came into the match off its first victory in district against Snyder, fell to 1-4, 17-18.
ROSCOE â It looked as if it might be a long night for Roscoe when Cross Plainsâ Blake Hutchins ran 87 yards for a touchdown just over a minute in. But the Plowboys responded with two scores of their own for a 12-7 lead.
Ultimately, Cross Plains â and Hutchins â were too much to overcome, howev-er, as the Buffaloes regained the lead before halftime and pulled away over the final two periods for a 27-12 win at Plowboy Field.
Today, we'll see patchy frost before 10 a.m. Thereafter, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 55, and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about this week's forecast.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued two citations and made five arrests on Oct. 4, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢ Fraud âÂ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â¢ Theft âÂ 300 block of SW Georgia.
â¢ Debit/credit card abuse âÂ 9100 block of S. I-20.
â¢ Debit/credit card abuse âÂ Sweetwater area.
â¢ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 1000 block of View.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Charlie Jones, 41 âÂ Public intoxication.
â¢Â Charlene Carrington, 52 âÂ Warrants.
â¢Â Leonard Hernandez, 50 âÂ Warrants.
â¢Â James Raney, III, 22 âÂ Warrants.
Graveside services for Curtis William âBubbaâ Stone, 77, of Winters, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery. Rev. Werth Mayes will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stone died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Stephenville.
Louis M. Steen, age 84, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jessie Joe âQuecoâ Costillo will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Costillo died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Sweetwater.
The Bitty Bop Harvest Bash benefitting Cornerstone Christian Preschool took place on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ parking lot. There was a hot dog supper, pumpkin painting, an apple toss, leaf printing, fall photos, a football toss, digging for treasure, a petting zoo, fall tattoos and many more activities for children. Shown above are Ayden Peacock and Ethan Peacock playing a water gun game at the event.