November 21st, 2011
Billy Ray Hanks, 74, of Sweetwater, quietly went to be with his Savior at Nolan Nursing and Rehab, Sunday, 20 November 2011. A private Thanksgiving celebration of his life for his selfless contributions and devotion to his family will be held at his home.
Billy was born in Nolan, Texas, on Feb. 16, 1937, to Maynor Benjamin and Lila Louellen Hanks. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. He was married to his lovely wife Barbara Jean, on Aug. 26, 1966, and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Sharryl Yvette Luckey Wass, 48, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at her home.
No services are planned at this time. She was cremated.
Wass was born Nov. 6, 1963, at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. She was a graduate of Merkel High School and had attended America Commercial College in Abilene. Sharryl came to Sweetwater from Lubbock 10 years ago. She was a dental hygenist.
Survivors include her son, James Wass of Sweetwater; parents, John and Linda Luckey of Sweetwater; and former husband, Bill Wass of Sweetwater.
MONDAY, NOV. 21
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater girls host San Angelo Central â freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls and boys at Haskell starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high girls and boys at Loraine starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22
Sweetwater girls host Abilene Cooper â JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
An excellent six-minute stretch of play at the end of the first half and the start of the second helped Sweetwater get its first win of the season here Friday.
The Mustangs outscored Coleman 21-3 during that stretch to build a huge lead, and held on to defeat the Bluecats 55-40.
ABILENE â After three straight wins to start the season, the Sweetwater girls basketball team was unable to find the magic at Abilene High on Friday and suffered its first loss of the year, 53-44.
Class 5A Abilene (2-1) built a 10-6 lead after one quarter and increased the lead to seven, 27-20, at halftime. It was 37-28 after three periods of play.
Although the score was relatively close, Sweetwa-ter coach Candice Wyatt said her team was hurt by poor shooting, turnovers and losing two of their players to fouls in the fourth quarter.
Several Nolan County ju-nior high basketball teams began their seasons recent-ly. Here are the scores and other information from the teams who sent in results to the Sweetwater Reporter:
8th grade Red 30
Sweetwater points: Makeilah Foust 24, Morgan Rudel 4, Jaya Atkins 2. Rebounds: Makeilah Foust 11, Morgan Rudel 3, Abby Garcia 2, Victoria Jiminez 2, Marissa Sanchez 2, Karleigh Foust 1. Steals: Morgan Rudel 4, Gabby Fuentes 2, Alaina Andrews 1, Makeilah Foust 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 18, Brown-wood 17. Sweetwater record: 0-1.
Highland came away with a split of its varsity basketball doubleheader at Guthrie on Friday.
Highlandâs girls defeat-ed Guthrie, 38-30, to im-prove to 3-1 this season but the Highland boys lost, 56-33, in their season opener.
Sierra Allen scored 12 points and Kara Hughey 10 for the Lady Hornets, who had to rally in the second half after trailing by a point, 17-16, at inter-mission.
Also scoring for High-land were Jessica McCain with six, Madison Mose-ley with four and Beth Richburg, Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson each with two points against Guthrie.
The Blackwell and Roscoe girls both lost early-season basketball games Friday after facing each other just a few days earlier.
Roscoe lost its game to Cross Plains, 52-22, at Roscoe after being held to five points in the first half. The Plowgirls (1-2) were led in scoring by Natalie Anthony with six points while Carolina Perez and Mirian Solis had five, Sara Kingston three, Stina Tomlin two and Jacinda Morales one.
Three separate indictments were true-billed for Jose Santiago Quintana this past week by a Nolan County Grand Jury.
One indictment included two counts of aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony, one count of indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony and one count of indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. These counts stemmed from incidences in 1994. Bond for this indictment was set at $25,000.
We all know the feeling of an emotional flight hangover. The end of a pilotâs indulgence week! The shortest, fastest week of the year is the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. And 51 of the longest, slowest weeks need to pass before we can do it again. We all slip away by plane, car, trailer or motorcycleâ¦we were suitably subdued, packed and waiting for our trip back to the ordinary.