February 21st, 2011
All Smiles, a group based out of Dallas, was stationed at various Sweetwater schools last week to help bring traveling dental care to Sweetwater ISD students. The company launched their Traveling Miles for Smiles campaign in 2004 in an effort to assist schools, organizations and parents invest in their child's health with on-site dental care. Seeing the great need of a lack in dental care among students, Molly Thomas, SISD Head Nurse stated that the program has been in consideration for some time.
Jimmy Lynn Buckner, 60, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
His body was cremated and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A graveside service for Peggy Lois Runyard, 87, of Lake Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Mark White officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Runyard died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at The Hoyt House in Sweetwater.
Lavonne H. Terry, 72, of Amarillo died on Friday, February 18, 2011.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Dr. Robby Barrett, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at the Palava Cemetery in Palava, Texas with William Mayo officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
The Highland girls basketball team posed with its trophy after winning the area championship Friday by beating Wink 47-41. Back row from left are coach Ryan Dollar, Katy Fullwood, Sierra Allen, Callie Sandusky, Beth Richburg, Julia Tibbit, manager Kaitlyn Reyes; middle row, manager Hannah Allen, Morgan Monroe, Sophie Stice; front row, Lora Stewart, Kara Hughey, Shyan Womack, Megan Thompson. Highland plays Bronte in the regional quarterfinals at Angelo State Universityâ€™s Junell Center starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants wait for the day's activities at 2011 Media Day held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at a local hunting lodge. The pageant will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be Friday, March 11-13, 2011.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laney Wallace speaks with Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham at 2011 Media Day.
2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Ashley Stevenson cuts the head off of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake before skinning it on Media Day.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Carly Johnson skins a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake on Media Day while other contestants, Laney Wallace and Erica Rea, look on.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Tori Adams touches a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day.