March 8th, 2011
Just slightly more than a week after devastating wildfire ripped through West Texas, forecasters are predicting similar conditions on Tuesday and encouraging residents in the affected area to be prepared to evacuate.
First Baptist Church in Sweetwater held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Sunday afternoon, March 6, for its newly remodeled Education Building. The updated facility boasts amenities such as an elevator which makes the building accessible for everyone and the restoration of the original stairwell. Though the building was constructed over 90 years ago, the updates now allow the church to stand ready and capable for the future.
Errica Green, 29, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Kiker-Seale Chapel. Rev. Faye Ross will officiate services. Interment will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City.
Itâ€™s not even mid-March, and Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team has already equalled its win total for the entire 2010 season. The Mustangs can exceed it by defeating Midland Greenwood today at Newman Park starting at 6 p.m.
The Mustangs are off to an 8-2-1 start after going 8-21 a year ago, and five of this seasonâ€™s victories â€” including four this past weekend at Sweetwaterâ€™s annual Wood Bat Classic â€” have come in the friendly confines of Newman Park.
Sweetwater finished 4-1-1 at its three-day event that ended Saturday.
After an 11-1 loss at San Angelo Lake View on Saturday, the Sweetwater High School softball team will try to rebound today when it goes to Colorado City for a 6:30 p.m. contest.
A nine-run, second-inning uprising by Lake View turned Saturdayâ€™s game into a blowout as Sweetwater fell to 6-4. The Lady Mustangs managed to avoid a shutout by scoring in the fifth inning, but still lost by the 10-run rule. Kinsey Browning, Jackie Carey and Suede Shirley had hits and Taylor McKoy, Alicia Finn and Maty Montgomery pitched. Sweetwater committed four errors.
The 2011 Junior Swine Show was held on February 3-4, at the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Reserve Champion Yorkshire Swine this year was exhibited by Blake Cumbie with Sweetwater, FFA.Â Blake is an eighth grader at Sweetwater Middle School. He is shown with his father, Dennis Cumbie.
It's a comfort to know that help is available for those that need it.
The Taylor County Vet Center is branching out and offering counseling services to veterans in the Sweetwater community. Since December, a counselor has been making weekly visits to Sweetwater each Thursday to serve veterans in a local capacity.
Suddenlink Communications has launched more new high-definition (HD) TV channels in Abilene, Snyder and Sweetwater.Â
New channels include: Fuse HD, Independent Film Channel HD, We TV HD, Biography Channel HD, Disney XD HD, History Channel International HD, The Science Channel HD, Fox Business Network HD, Fox Soccer Channel HD, Oxygen HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO2 HD and Starz Comedy HD. In addition, a number of new digital channels in standard definition have been added, including: MTV Jams, VH1 Soul, Nick 2 and Starz Comedy.
Dennis Cumbie , Executive Director for the Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup March 14, 2011 through April 15, 2011. This is the second consecutive year that USDA has offered a general CRP signup.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently welcomed the Reeves Family, who were commissioned as missionaries in 2001 serving with The Mission Society in Trujillo, Peru. Rev. Martin is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary and also an ordained pastor in the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served as a senior pastor for seven years. The Reeves' vision is to make disciples of Jesus Christ; inviting children, youth and adults into a personal relationship with Christ, discipling them in their faith, and empowering them to be disciple makers.