November 21st, 2011
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Leandra Saavedra, 68, of Roscoe, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary was held at McCoy Chapel of Memories at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, recited by Connie Palacios and Pauline Gauna.
Saavedra died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Georgia Jane Moorman was born on Sept. 28, 1940, in Sweetwater, Texas and raised on her parentâ€™s farm near the community of Nolan, Texas. She passed away on Nov. 19, 2011, in Conroe, Texas, at 71.
Jane graduated from Divide High School (graduating class of six), received a Bachelorâ€™s Degree from Texas Tech and a Masterâ€™s Degree from Texas A&M University (enrolled the second year female students were permitted to attend).
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Patricia Ann Ellis, age 78, of Midland, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Garden of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas with Pastor Billy Raies officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
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.
Highlandâ€™s 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.