March 5th, 2011
FORT HOOD, TX--The United States Army Operational Test Command inducted long-time director Wayland Smith into the Testersâ€™ Hall of Fame during a ceremony celebrating the 17th year of the program recently at west Fort Hood.
Smith, a 1959 graduate of Sweetwater High School, is the son of Stella M. Smith, formerly of Sweetwater, and the late Cleave A. Smith. He is a 1966 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in electrical engineering and a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University with a masterâ€™s degree in industrial engineering.
Peggy P. McJunkins, born March 12, 1920 in Sweetwater, TX went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 3. She enjoyed 90 years on this earth.
Peggy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Ellis Gray McJunkins; her parents William Walter and Lura Reavis Pickett; brother, Lewis Wayne Pickett; and sister, Mitzi Lewayne Guelker.
FORT WORTH â€” James Samuel Lambert, 50, left us to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The absence of his everyday support and guidance will be our challenge.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 3 p.m. on Monday in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Larry Vance, 59, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Mr. Vance was cremated and no services are planned.
Glenn TierceÂ Whitfill, age 81, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday,Â March 5, 2011, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at First Christian Church with Pastor David Stevens officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 6-8 p.m.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team had a 2-0-1 record through Friday at the 2011 Wood Bat Classic tournament held at Newman Park, and pitching was a big reason why. Shown is freshman Kaleb Hoover, who on Thursday threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Post. The Mustangs also tied Ozona 5-5 on Friday before the game was called due to the tournament time limit. Sweetwater was 6-1-1 going into Saturdayâ€™s final day of the event when the team was scheduled to play games against Post, Slaton and Clyde.
MONDAY, MARCH 7
Sweetwater JV hosts Greenwood, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
Sweetwater varsity hosts Greenwood, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls play at Abileneâ€™s Maxwell Golf Course.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Colorado City, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament (Rose Park).
Sweetwater middle school teams host Midland Chris-tian starting at 2:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
First Baptist Church of Sweetwater invites the public to join in celebrating the opening of the newly remodeled Education Building. The building will provide safe and functional meeting rooms and multi-purpose rooms for church education and community events.
Motorists in Texas are paying on average $3.30 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline, a 22 cents hike in one week which represents the biggest one-week increase since September, 2005. Nationally prices also jumped 20 cents to $3.43 a gallon according to AAA Texas.
Between Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, 2005, the days before and after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, prices in Texas increased 40 cents in one week. Nationally during that same period, the average price for gasoline increased 35 cents.
L.D. â€śSnakeâ€ś Gatson, age 77, of Eastland, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Eastland.
Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at the Eastland City Cemetery with Rev. Danny Brown officiating. Services are under the direction of the Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland.