Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman boys basketball team defea-ted Merkel 49-31 before losing to Wall 35-32 in their final game of a local tourn-ament held Saturday at the high school gym.
Duanta Williams had 19, Rhett Torres 11, J.P. Poe nine â€” all coming on three-pointers â€” Martes Harris six and Bray Amos and Nick Haley two points each in Sweetwaterâ€™s victory over Merkel. Sweetwater (5-3) led 13-6, 27-11 and 34-24 at the breaks.
The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade White boys team swept all three of their games to win a local tournament held at the middle school gyms Friday and Saturday.
The eighth graders defea-ted Snyder 28-14, then rou-ted Merkel 26-4 before de-feating Wall 38-14 in their final game.
Music students of Noreen Carson performed in the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the Hardin Simmons University campus in the Abilene Music Teachers Associationâ€™s annual Ensemble Festival.
Sweetwater is one of 42 communities featured in the 2012 Texas Midwest Guide.Â The 17th edition of the annual publication is now in circulation and showcases quality of life and points of interest in the region.Â Participation in the regional marketing guide is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Local advertisers participating in the guide include La Quinta Hotel, Ranch House Motel and Restaurant and Stay Express Inn and Suites.
Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girl-themed â€˜Bears that Careâ€™ to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.
C.J. Hubbard was the winner of the $500 shopping spree, given by the Sweetwater Womanâ€™s Forum. Each holiday season, the Womanâ€™s Forum conducts a drawing for a shopping spree, with all proceeds going towards Sweetwaterâ€™s beautification and also this year going towards the County-City Library. Shown are Womanâ€™s Forum representative Lita McEachern with Hubbard at the drawing site, the Sweetwater Elks Lodge annual Christmas Craft Show, held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.12.
The national average is $3.29, showing no change from last week.Â The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.16, two cents less than last week.Â El Paso is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
KEVIN DALE ALLEN
Funeral services for Kevin Dale Allen, 38, of Godley, TX, formerly of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Royce Clay and Dan Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Champion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Allen died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Abilene, TX.
Arthureen Glass Swift, age 86, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Texas Health Presbyterian Denton.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Arthureen was born on August 12, 1925 in Knox County, Texas to Arthur H. and Ada Glass. She was a member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church. She worked for AT&T Accounting Office for 20 years before retiring.
MONDAY, DEC. 12
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams are open.
Blackwell junior high teams host Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater girls at Lamesa â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Breckenridge â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Albany â€” JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.