March 27th, 2012
On Monday, March 26, 2012 God opened the gates of Heaven and Robert Oscar (Bob) Clark went home. He was welcomed by his mother and father and sisters and brother who had been waiting for him a long time. Bob lived in this world 91 years. He was born in Sylvester, Texas on Jan. 30, 1921, to Early Roy and Ethel Mae Clark. He was raised in Knox City and moved to Sweetwater at the age of eight years. He worked for various companies for many years. He was at M'System Grocery Store when it burned. He was at The Village Grocery when he retired in 1986.
Terrance Robert (Terry) Wells, 69, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
David Wayne Pritchard, 47, of Roscoe and formerly of Neosho, MO, died March 22, 2012, at his home, following a short illness. David was born Feb. 13, 1965, in Stella, MO, the son of Jerry E. and Lillys (Williams) Pritchard. He served in the U.S. Navy, Jan. 16, 1986, through Jan. 15, 1990, and currently owned and operated D and A Construction. David married Amy Bradshaw on Oct. 8, 1992, at Miami, OK and she survives.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls play first leg of district tournament at Wylie.
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Brownwood, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Sweetwater boys play first leg of district tourna-ment at Snyder.
Sweetwater JV plays at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys are at Colorado City meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at district meet in Christoval.
Highland and Blackwell junior high teams are at district meet in Roby.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs varsity softball team will resume its season on Wednesday with a 6:30 p.m. game at Brownwood. Members of the team are, top row standing from left, Cierra Knox, Suede Shirley, Kendra Crosson, Alicia Finn, Kelsi Crosson, Claire Williams; middle row kneeling, Angela Garza, Maty Montgomery, Kinsey Browning, Keyli Turner; front row seated, Megan Holsey, Jerren Villa, Jackie Carey. Not pictured are player Loni Mendez, head coach Bobby Williams and assistant coach Al Miller.
Craig Slaughter, Sweetwater High School's head football coach and athletic director the past three years, announced today that he is resigning to accept a similar position at Llano.
Slaughter has posted just a 9-21 record at Sweetwater, with three straight sub-.500 seasons and no playoff appearances, since replacing the highly-successful Kent Jackson in 2009 at a school known for its winning football tradition.
JavaJax recently hosted a special, mid-week live music performance on Wednesday evening, March 21. En route from Austin's SXSW (south by southwest) Music Festival to a show in Lubbock on March 22, Hudson Moore performed in Sweetwater.
Check him out on the Videos section of our website to see a live performance he gave at the Reporter office.
Itâs March â the birds are singing, the grass is green and the sun is shining for a longer period of time, it seems. Embrace the season by doting a bit on your major appliances.
Spring cleaning includes cleaning large appliances â such as the air conditioning unit and refrigerator â that might have been overworked in previous months. Equipment maintenance could save money on electricity and help you avoid costly repairs.
Sweetwater Jaycee MichaelÂ Hurd visited students at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center and made a presentation about rattlesnakes and rattlesnake safety for Headstart and Pre-K classes on Wednesday, March 7.
Itâs not often that a Class 3A team gets the chance to play against a Class 5A team like Odessa High because it is usually such a daunting task to compete well, espec-ially after three straight losses by a combined score of 42-7.
But Sweetwater proved up to the challenge Saturday when it hosted the Broncos and won, 4-2, to snap its three-game skid.
Brandon Howell threw a complete-game win, and he and Greg Aiken each collected a pair of RBI as Sweetwater got back to .500 (7-7-1) for the season with its win over Odessa (8-15) in the non-district game.