October 23rd, 2012
Expect mostly clear skies on this Tuesday, with a high near 84 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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Listed below are the candidates that will appear on the November 6 general election ballot for voters' respective precincts, in an effort to give voters the opportunity to personally learn about these candidates prior to Election Day.
The Sweetwater Reporter encourages all registered voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6 to make their voice heard.
President and Vice President:
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican)
Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic)
Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian)
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green)
United States Senator:
Ted Cruz (Rep)
It happened at the Chillerz #5 convenience store, on 12th Street in Roscoe on Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2012. According to the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, a woman was shopping at the convenience store when a man barged in and robbed her of $200.
In an attempt to recover the money, the victim was dragged from the parking lot onto the north frontage road of Interstate 20, prior to falling from the vehicle. She suffered minor injuries.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Trinity Baptist Church celebrated the realization of a 50-year vision.Â Since the beginning of the church, Trinity has had a vision of growth.Â The original church was constructed with a planned addition and while the plans were modified over time, the vision to grow and serve the community of Sweetwater has remained steadfast.
The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department made a correction to one of the awards at the cook-off. The Second Place Steak box number was read out incorrectly by a cook-off official and no team responded at the time of the awards with that number.
The committee reviewed the numbers on the box and found that it was their mistake and not a cooking team. The winning cooking team was then awarded their prize.
Find more photos from the Wind Festival on page 5 in Monday's paper. Other cook-off winners were as follows:
1. Backyard Grillers
3. Two Peas in Pod
4. Bar B-Que
Thomas Flack Young, age 6l of Superior, Colorado passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Pastor Curtis Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
BROWNWOOD â€” Alton C. Jackson, 84, of Brownwood Lake, Brownwood, TX entered into rest peacefully on Oct. 21, 2012 at a Brownwood hospital with his family nearby.
Alton was born March 3, 1928 in Elmore City, Okla. to parents, Jesse and Hattie Raines Jackson. He married the love of his life, Naomi Jane Brewer in Shamrock, TX in 1949.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and also his spouse.
MONDAY, OCT. 22
Sweetwater runners at district meet in Snyder.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams play at Sny-der, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
Sweetwater varsity hosts Abilene Cooper, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and junior varsity teams host Wylie (separate gyms), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wylie, 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Big Spring, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Big Spring, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
Missed opportunities in the first half for Sweetwater led to second-half domination in the Mustangsâ€™ Dis-trict 4-3A showdown Friday with Midland Greenwood.
The visiting Rangers, after spotting Sweetwater a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, gradually took control and came away with a 31-13 win that leaves both teams 1-1 in district play.
Greenwood (5-2 overall) was led by quarterback Kam Williams, who accounted for 381 yards â€” 245 pas-sing and 136 rushing â€” and four touchdowns. The 6-3, 200-pounder had scoring runs of 10, 9 and 7 yards and also threw a 10-yard TD pass to Logan Day.
ROSCOE â€” The Roscoe Plowboys evened ther rec-ord at 2-2 in District 7-A, Division II on Friday as they shut out a winless Ranger team, 52-0, before the home crowd at Plowboy Field.
One week after losing to district leader Albany 69-12, Roscoe dished out its own punishment. The Plowboys got two TD runs by Eduar-do Gallegos and one from Vincent Pantoja and Este-ban Benivamondez in rush-ing for 379 yards to Ran-gerâ€™s 28. Gallegos ran for 165 yards and Pantoja 102. Also, Cutter Davila was 15-of-25 passing for 193 yards and had TD throws to Gallegos, Benivamondez and Shelton Toliver.