April 18th, 2011
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Joe A. Ramirez, 52, of Colorado City will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Michael Rodriguez. Interment is at Sweetwater Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater. Rosary will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories. The rosary will be recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.
Mr. Ramirez died Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Sweetwater.
A graveside service for Shirley Irene Smith, 64, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Cedar Gap Cemetery in Abilene with Rev. Lewis Smith officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Smith died Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Sweetwater.
She was born Dec. 13, 1946, in Abilene. She married Robert Smith on March 25, 1995, in Sweetwater. Shirley had lived in Sweetwater for the past 10 years and in Abilene before. She was a cook by trade and was a member of the New Life Tabernacle Church in Sweetwater.
SPORTS EDITORâ€™S NOTE:
Sweetwater, Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell track athletes will be competing
at regional qualifiersâ€™ meets on either Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22.
Specific dates and locations will be
announced in the sports section this week.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls team plays first round of Region I-3A tournament at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
The Sweetwater High School boys golf team finished as regional alternates after a third-place showing at the district tournament. From left are Guy Bond, Alex Castillo, Mason Andrews, Dylan Torres and Ryan Mercer. Mercer qualified as a medalist and will play in Region I-3A tournament, which is Wednesday and Thursday at Lubbockâ€™s Meadowbrook Golf Course. This will be the third straight regional trip for Mercer, who is a junior. Meanwhile, the SHS girls golf team is playing in the regional tournament today and Tuesday at Lubbock.
SWEETWATER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops. The first was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Other sessions are scheduled for April 26, May 10 and May 24, said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.
â€śThese workshops will each have different subject-matter material, but all are geared to the person with a few acres seeking information on what to do with it,â€ť Wilcox said.
Funeral services for Juanita Marie Dickerson, 82, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011, at Avondale Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Shuttlesworth officiating. Interment will follow at Newman Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Dickerson died Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Abilene.
The three day mission trip "for the glory of God" led Sweetwater resident and Word of God pastor Dale Stowe â€” along with missionary Larry Goff â€” through a "glorious trip" that began on April 1, 2011.
Stowe and Goff went into three areas, including the Mexican cities of Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, where a majority of the work was done.
Recently some of the members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tied three quilts to send to those in need in Japan. Some of those who participated were Shirley Church, John and Nancy Verschoor, Toby Milani, Christian and Sue Ulbrich, Willie Mae Green, Margaret Bishop and the two missionaries, Elder Durfey and Elder Jacobsen. The quilts will be sent to Salt Lake and then forwarded with other humanitarian supplies from the Church headquarters to Japan.
â€śTo God Be the Gloryâ€ť was the phrase most uttered at Trinity Baptist Church this past Sunday, April 10, 2011.Â It was following morning worship this day that the Trinity Church Family broke ground for a much-anticipated Family Life Center.Â The community is invited to watch the blessings in progress as you travel down Hailey Street in your daily commute.Â The first signs of construction should be evident soon.
BROWNWOOD â€“ The Brownwood Lions clinched at least a share of their third straight district baseball championship with Fridayâ€™s 13-6 victory over the Sweewater Mustangs at Morris Southall Field.
The Lions (18-6, 6-0) led 2-1 heading into the third inning, where they erupted for seven runs â€” including three on a home run by shortstop Levi Perez â€“ off Sweetwater starting pitching Larry Daniel.
Brownwoodâ€™s advantage peaked at 11-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Sweetwater (11-15, 1-5) responded with four runs in the top of the fifth to close the gap to 11-6.