February 14th, 2011
The 2011 Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant contestants met on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Texas State Technical College for a tea and learned the ins and outs of the pageant. The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. This year, the Jaycees will have $2,500 in scholarship money available to the winners. A total of $1,250 will be awarded to Miss Snake Charmer while $600 will be presented to the first runner-up. The second runner-up will receive $400 and the talent competition winner will receive $250.
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Sweetwater Independent School District for having three schools in their district make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The following schools received the honor and Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:
â€¢ Southeast Elementary School, Math and Reading - Higher Performing in all areas;
â€¢ Sweetwater Intermediate School, Math and Reading;
â€¢ Sweetwater Middle School, Social Studies.
Texas Alumni Football is coming to the Abilene area in April. Former high school players from Sweetwater and other neighboring schools are expected to put on the pads again with former teammates to comprise up to 12 alumni teams. The games are open to all alumni and the ages of the players will likely range from nineteen to mid-forties. Alumni teams will play an alumni team from their rival school.
A graveside service for Jimmie Watson "Jim" Brown, 85, of Sweetwater will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Lloyd Harris officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Brown died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home.
J.D. Davis, age 85, of Sweetwater, TX, departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Jackson officiating assisted by Rev. Robert Sweet. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangement are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Bobby Dale Underhil, 40, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Sweetwater.
He was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
TUESDAY, FEB. 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Midland Lee (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Snyder â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity girls vs. Robert Lee (Class 1A, Division II bi-district playoff), 7 p.m., Bronte.
Highland JV and varsity boys at Roby starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity boys at Bronte, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Jim Ned (season opener), 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 17
Sweetwater varsity at Crane tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 18
The Roscoe boys basketball team needed a road win in Fridayâ€™s season-ending game to claim the final playoff spot from District 9-A, Division I.
But Munday had other ideas as the Moguls won, 68-42, to claim the third-place berth in the district.
Feb. 15 â€” at Jim Ned (V)
Feb. 18 â€” at Haskell (JV)
Feb. 17, 19 â€” Crane tournament (V)
Feb. 22 â€” at Hawley (V, JV)
Feb. 24-26 â€” Sweetwater tournament (V, JV)
March 3-5 â€” Eula tournament (JV)
March 8 â€” at Colorado City (V, JV)
March 11-12 â€” Post tournament (V)
March 15 â€” at Lamesa (V, JV)
March 17 â€” Levelland (V. JV)
March 18 â€” +at Big Spring (V, JV)
March 22 â€” +at Wylie (V, JV)
March 25 â€” Crane (V, JV)
March 29 â€” +Brownwood (V, JV)
April 1 â€” +Snyder (V, JV)
April 5 â€” +Big Spring (V, JV)
April 8 â€” +Wylie (V, JV)
April 11 â€” Frenship (V)
April 11 â€” Rotan (V)
This past year, Sweetwater High School may have fielded its youngest softball team since the program started in the mid-1990s.
An astounding seven freshmen, plus three sophomores and three juniors, comprised the teamâ€™s opening roster and all seven freshmen started.