April 25th, 2011
The Roscoe Independent School District will be conducting the 2011 school board trustee election at the Roscoe ISD Cafetorium located at 1201 W. 7th Street, Roscoe, TX 79545 on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Polls will open for election day balloting at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Early absentee voting will be conducted at the Roscoe Independent School District Administration Building, located at 1101 W. 7th St., Roscoe, TX 79545. The first day of early voting is Monday, May 2, 2011 and runs through Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Guadalupana Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Sweetwater is having a benefit dance on Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sweetwater. Featuring "Thoze Guyz", a band that members had been playing for about six years.
Band members are Steve Lujan, Esteban Cerda, David Ruiz and Joe Manuel Ramirez. Steve and Esteban had been playing since they were 11 years old, and they live in Sweetwater and the other two members of the band are from Dallas, and San Angelo.
Sweetwater quarterback Terry Clemmer (10, shown) and Roscoe signal caller Jacob Villanueva were two of the many former Nolan County high school football stars who participated in Saturday's games at Mustang Bowl that were sponsored by Texas Alumni Football. Clemmer, a 1994 SHS graduate, led Sweetwater in the evening alumni game against several former stars from Snyder, while Villanueva, who graduated from Roscoe just two years ago, quarterbacked the Plowboys in an afternoon game against Roby's alumni team.
The Board of Directors of Roscoe State Bank announced the promotion of Kristie Fox to Vice President/Executive Secretary. Kristie joined the bank on January 13, 2000 and has worked in multiple positions throughout the bank. She has served as John Jay's Executive Secretary during the time she has been employed.
Photo by Brett Smith
Clara Mae Fletcher Brown, age 97 of Roby, Texas passed away on April 24, 2011, in Rotan, Texas.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Roby Church of Christ with Jason Alton officiating.Â Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater, Texas.Â
These eight Sweetwater High School seniors played their final game on Friday. From left are Sterling Reeves, Austin Burt, Tanner Crain, Cameron Fox, Connor Stafford, Larry Daniel, Kris Mayes and Brett Rivera. The Mustangs ended their season with a 5-4 win over Big Spring to finish 2-6 in district play.
The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps unit participated in three major activities including patient transport for a nursing home that was moving to a facility, the assistance of a shelter 30 miles away in Colorado City due to widespread fires in the community during the month of February, and the assistance of a shelter in Roby due to the evacuation of Rotan during the wild fires in April.
Excel classes at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater for the public have been scheduled!
Now is your chance to:
â€˘ Learn to create a budget;
â€˘ Organize information;
â€˘ Use calculations;
â€˘ Import information;
â€˘ Track expenses;
â€˘ Convert numbers to graphs and/or charts and more.
Each class will be one day per week, for one hour. Classes continue for six weeks and will be held in the computer lab at TSTC. Participants may choose either a lunchtime learning (noon to 1 p.m., beginning Tuesday, May 17), or early evening learning (5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 18).
George O. Sepeda
George O. Sepeda, 67, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at 11:15 a.m. after a brief illness due to pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Jim Petrie.Â
P.K. â€śBusterâ€ť Landers, 90, of Sweetwater, went home to his master on Friday, April 22, 2011, in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Rodriguez and Rev. Jerry Koch officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Nolan County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.