Both the Highland girls and Blackwell boys came away with second-place finishes at their respective tournaments which ended on Saturday.
The Highland girls and boys hosted their annual Hilltop Classic which also included the Roscoe boys and girls. The Plowboys won third place by beating Highland on Saturday, while the Plowgirls won the consolation title.
A second-place finish by the JV girls in Abilene and a 3-0 record by the freshman boys at their own tournament highlighted Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s sub-varsity high school basketball action this past weekend.
Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s seventh grade White boys finished 3-0 and the eighth grade White boys were 2-1 at their local tournament to finish as champions and co-cham-pions, respectively, of their divisions.
Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith earned honorable mention as a defensive lineman on the Class 1A all-state high school football team announced Sunday by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Smith, a 6-3, 250-pound senior for the Plowboys, also earned all-state honorable mention from the APSE as a junior.
A total of six Sweetwater High School football players have earned all-district recogntion from District 5-3A.
B.J. Walker was the only Mustang on the first team. Walker, a 210-pound senior, was named at outside linebacker after recording a team-high 88 tackles. He also made the second team as a running back after rushing for a team-high 650 yards and nine scores. He was also a second all-district running back last year.
James Harry Jenkins, 86, of Roscoe, Texas passed away on December 12, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas.
He was born July 29, 1924 in Bonham, Texas. He married Mable Ward in 1972, in Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred, in 1970, second wife, Mable, on Oct. 28, 2009, a daughter, Betty Jane Gerber and his brothers, David, Paul and Robert.
Margaret G. Landers
Funeral services for Margaret G. Landers, 87, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Rev. Chris Rodriquez officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Landers died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to the Ministerial Alliance Brown Bag program. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Ward Hayes (right) this assistance, Jerry Riggs (left), President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.
Shermco Industries, an industry leader in electrical safety, maintenance and repair, has recently ascended to number 23 on the Dallas Business Journalâ€™s Dallas 100 Fastest Growing Companies list.
Sweetwater Christian School held their annual silent auction and Christmas program on Tuesday evening at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall where many gathered to see an elaborate performance.
Santa Claus made a stop at the Sweetwater Goodfellows Christmas party on Friday to hear what each child wanted for Christmas. Shown above with Santa are Roman Lopez, Ayzon Lopez and Taylor Shamblin.