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Charles W. Boley

December 11, 2010

Charles W. Boley, 71, of Uriah, Ala., died Monday, Dec. 6, at Atmore Community Hospital. There will be no service. Turner Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Boley was born Dec. 12, 1938, to George and Emma Boley in Thackersville, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Sherry.
Survivors include two sons, David and Rusty; one daughter, Tina; four grandchildren; two brothers, Carroll Boley of Granbury and Terry Boley of Sweetwater; and two sisters, Jean McGlaun of Fort Worth and Glenda McCravey of Belton.
His body will be cremated.

This week’s basketball

December 11, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys host Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls at Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 14
Sweetwater girls host Lamesa — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Breckenridge — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Albany starting at 4 p.m.

Recent area JH hoop results

December 11, 2010

SWEETWATER GIRLS
At Big Spring tournament
7TH GRADE WHITE
GAME 1:
Frenship 42,
7th grade White 10
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Jasmine Franklin 2, Hanna Hayes 2, Marisa Moncada 2.
GAME 2:
7th grade White 27,
Andrews 13
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Ashley Bax 4, Marisa Mon-cada 4, Jasmine Franklin 4, Jade Johnson 4, Victoria Jimenez 4, Daisy Salas 2, Cheyenne Falcon 2, Ashley Lara 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 16, Andrews 0.
GAME 3:
7th grade White 26,
Big Spring 17

December 10th

Grass fire burns four acres

December 10, 2010

Local fire departments responded to a grass fire on County Road 419 in Fisher County on Thursday morning. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the fire burned about four acres of grass and seemed to be started by a power line problem. The fire is still under investigation. Three Sweetwater Fire Department trucks and three Fisher County trucks were dispatched to the fire. "We overloaded the scene with resources because of the high winds and dry conditions. Under normal conditions, we wold not have called so many trucks, but there was nothing normal about today's conditions.

Texas Theatre celebrates 75th anniversary

December 10, 2010

Seventy-five years ago the Sweetwater Texas Theatre opened its doors for showings of first-run movies and live entertainment. Two years ago people from all around the area started pitching in and working hard to clean, renovate and restore the venue to operable condition. Last week the final connections were made to get the new heating and air conditioning units installed and working in the Texas 2.

Terry Lee Lane

December 10, 2010

Terry Lee Lane
Funeral services for Terry Lee Lane, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Evangelical Methodist Church with Rev. William Mayo and Wayne Lisenbee officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lane died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

SW plays Merkel closer, but still loses first-round games

December 10, 2010

Two days after suffering lopsided defeats at Merkel, Sweetwater’s boys and girls basketball teams got first-round rematches Thursday at the Stanton tournament and this time, both of the games were much closer.
But Merkel still won the boys game, 45-43, in overtime and also defeated the Sweetwater girls 35-30.The Mustangs (4-5) were to play either Tahoka or Midland Classical at 3 p.m. today, while the Lady Mustangs (6-8) faced Midland Chris-tian this morning in their consolation semifinal.

December 10th

Sierra Club warns of Tenaska’s water usage

December 10, 2010

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, the Sierra Club held a noon-time press conference in Abilene on the steps of City Hall.
A report was released by the Sierra Club entitled, "What Would You Drink if the Well Ran Dry? — Nolan County Water and the Proposed Tenaska Coal-Fired Power Plant". Dr. Lauren Ross from Glenrose Engineering, Inc. presented the report alongside Dr. Jeff Haseltine and Whitney Root, Abilenians Against Tenaska; Jimmy Headstream, Multi-County Coalition; and Peter Wilson, Sierra Club.

Tenaska helps fund Backpack Buddies

December 9, 2010

More low-income children in the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) will have food on weekends during this school year, thanks to a generous donation from Tenaska, developer of the Trailblazer Energy Center, a $3.5 billion carbon capturing power plant proposed near Sweetwater.
Tenaska is donating $2,000 to expand the Sweetwater Backpack Buddies program, a non-profit volunteer agency that provides food to children identified as chronically hungry by the SISD staff and administration, announced Leah Andrews, the program’s Sweetwater coordinator.

Santa Claus is coming to town

December 9, 2010

Kamdyn Dane drops off a letter to Santa at the Sweetwater Reporter. Letters are due at the Sweetwater Reporter by Friday, Dec. 10, to make it in time to be mailed to the North Pole. The letters will be included in the special “Letters to Santa” section on Friday, Dec. 24.

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