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September 10th, 2014

Sweetwater to help make wish come true for first grader

September 10, 2014

In the midst of this weekend's Homecoming activities, an even greater celebration will take place to make one little boy's wish come true.
In partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, there will be a parade at Newman Park starting at 10 a.m this Saturday for Randy Rodriguez, a six-year-old first grader at Sweetwater ISD who was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and is already under hospice care.
"Randy is very timid, and he doesn't believe that wishes come true," said Kent Wright, one of the event organizers.

Perry wins Senate seat

September 10, 2014

Former Mayor Wortham earns 13 percent of votes
AUSTIN — Six candidates vied for the vacant Senate District 28 seat, but it was TEA Party-backed Republican Charles Perry — a 1980 Sweetwater grad — who claimed the victory.
Perry, a CPA in the private sector for 30 years and two-time District 83 Texas House Representative, nabbed just over 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Senate District 28 comprises 51 counties, including Nolan.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Kids on the Land, Buzzi Unicem USA to host students at plant

September 10, 2014

Richard Zimmel, Buzzi Unicem USA Plant Manager and Darrell Doggett, Environmental and Energy Manager, recently met with Peggy Maddox and Katherine Dickson from Kids On the Land to make plans for an upcoming event at the plant for sixth grade students from Highland, Blackwell and Roscoe school districts.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Many attend ribbon cutting of RPMH Cardiac Rehab & Wellness Center

September 10, 2014

Shown above is only a fraction of the crowd that showed up to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting at the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center. Tours of the facility were also given.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Myrline Scott

September 10, 2014

Funeral services for Myrline Scott, 89, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clifton and Rev. James Baker. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2104 at her residence.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1925 in Sweetwater. She married A.J. Scott on May 10, 1947 in Sweetwater.

Charles Arthur Spaulding, Sr.

September 10, 2014

Charles Arthur Spaulding, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Aug. 21, 2014 at his home in Bandera, Texas at 83 years of age.
He was born May 30, 1931 in Sweetwater to Charley Bowles and Clara Marie Spaulding.
Charles served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant, being Honorably discharged on Dec. 7, 1954. While serving at an airbase in California, he met and married Marilyn Meyer of Oakland, Calif. Charles and Marilyn were married for 22 years and had four children; three boys and one girl.

Elba Jean Wilkerson

September 10, 2014

Elba Jean Wilkerson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, left this world to join her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. 

Local Sports Calendar

September 10, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
Football
Sweetwater freshmen at Breckenridge, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will play at Breckenridge, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade combined teams host Breckenridge at 4 and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘B’ and 8th grade ‘A’ teams host Breckenridge, 7 p.m.
Roscoe junior high plays Junction at San Angelo, 4:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will play Junc-tion at San Angelo, 6 p.m.
Highland junior high at Loraine, 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Loraine, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high will host Westbrook, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
Football

Netters host Brownfield

September 10, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s tennis team played a match against Brownfield here on Saturday and lost to fall to 1-2 in fall play.
Sweetwater’s JV team will host a quad match with Big Spring, Snyder and Levelland this Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

SHS v’ball teams play at tourneys in Lamesa

September 10, 2014

Sweeetwater High School sent its junior varsity and freshman volleyball teams to tournaments that were held in Lamesa this past Friday and Saturday.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Sweetwater met up with Snyder on Friday for the 65th time, and quickly fell into a hole as the...
The two sub-varsity high school games on Thursday between Sweetwater and Snyder resulted in a split...
Nolan County’s three area teams lost Friday as Roscoe dropped a squeaker at Jim Ned while Highland...

 

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