Martha Burleson passed away at home, with family by her side, on Nov. 26, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 59.
She was born May 9, 1952, in Sweetwater, Texas to C.W. and Izadora Lewis.
Martha was survived by her husband, Homer Burleson, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Kent Marquess; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Jennifer Burleson; grandson, Jacob Burleson and numerous other loving family members and friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Texas.
Geraldine âJerryâ Stewart, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her sonâs home in Fisher County, Texas.
She was born in Elk City, Okla. on April 9, 1924, to her parents, Slater and Velma Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Although Roscoe did not enjoy its usual level of football success this past season, several of the Plowboy athletes have earned recognition on the All-District 7-A, Division II football team.
Five of Roscoeâs players were named to the all-district first team, all on defense. They were senior Corey Hatcher at defensive tackle, senior Devon Freeman at defensive end, senior Eric Padilla at inside linebacker, senior Matthew Cuellar as a utility player and sophomore Luke Rovig at defensive back.
State-ranked Wall used a relentless outside shooting attack here Tuesday to slowly wear down Sweetwater in the teamsâ non-district boys basketball contest.
The Hawks hit seven treys to none for the Mustangs, and a 24-5 run in the middle two periods led to their decisive 68-44 win.
Wall and Sweetwater held all three boys games at the middle school gym due to water-related problems at the high school that forced school officials to cancel classes on Tuesday.
CLYDE â Playing its first game since the Thanks-giving break, Sweetwater led Clyde 7-6 after the first quarter on Tuesday.
But a disastrous second quarter and cold shooting for the rest of the game were too much for the Lady Mustangs to overcome as Clyde â which outscored Sweetwater 21-1 in the second period â rolled to a convincing 45-19 victory.
A number of Nolan County high school teams are participating in three-day basketball tournaments starting Thursday.
Sweetwaterâs varsity boys and girls play at events in Coahoma and Ballinger, re-spectively, while Blackwell is hosting its annual Oak Creek Classic that also in-cludes the Roscoe boys and girls, and Highlandâs teams will be at Bronte. Highland hosts its annual tournament next week.
Here are the tournament schedules:
(Sweetwater varsity boys)
10:30 a.m. â Stanton vs. Midland High JV (Pool B)
The Sweetwater Goodfellows were started by four Rotarians in approximately 1929.Â The Goodfellows have gone through many changes over the years.Â Today their mission is âto provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.âÂ
Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden stopped by Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 as part of the Speaker's Bureau sponsored by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise of Economic Development).
The Eighth Grade Career Investigations classes at SMS, taught by Irene Armstrong, learned about ways to approach and prepare for careers from Madden.
Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1506 Santa Fe in Sweetwater, will host a special DivorceCare class called "Surviving the Holidays." Classes will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday., Dec. 13, both from 6-7:30 p.m. The class is free to anyone wishing to attend. For more information, call the church office at 325-235-2991.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help people face challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding their lives. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made one arrest on Nov. 28, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
â˘ 1100 block of E. Fourteenth.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief â 1400 block of Hoyt.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Devin Florres, 19 â Assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made eight arrests on Nov. 28, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ DeWhite Scott Wells, 24, of Snyder â Warrant/surety withdrawal.
Arrested by DPS: