Archive - Mar 18, 2011

One killed in three vehicle crash

March 18, 2011

One person was killed and one person was injured in a three-vehicle crash occurring Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2011, at 2:55 p.m. The crash was located on IH-20 near mile marker 238 in Nolan County.
Ronald Manndler Jett, 52, from Lubbock, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner at 3:40 p.m. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Jett was not wearing a seat belt.

Two blood drives set for March 23

March 18, 2011

Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Wednesday, March 23. One blood drive will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other one will take place at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. Hours at both drives will be noon until 6 p.m. Meek Blood Center supplies all of the blood used for patient care at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Cancer support group offered

March 18, 2011

Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Sessions are set for 6-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 31, at the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Cancer Services Network is an agency of the Nolan County United Way.

Verna L. Akers

March 18, 2011

Funeral services for Verna L. Akers, 91, of Roscoe, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren officiating. Interment followed at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation was held fro 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Akers died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Mable Frances Clark

March 18, 2011

Mable Frances Clark, 91, of Blackwell, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Sweetwater.
Mrs. Clark was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Lorenzo Enriquez Carrillo, Jr.

March 18, 2011

Lorenzo Enriquez Carrillo, Jr. age 45, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, March 15, 2011.
Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, in the Brentwood Chapel at Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at St. Laurence Cathedral, with Rev. Juan Rubio as the Celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia Street in Amarillo.

L.R. “Ish “ Wilburn

March 18, 2011

Funeral services for L.R. “Ish “ Wilburn, 77, of Abilene, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Mickey Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Wilburn died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at his home.

Loboettes defeat S’water

March 18, 2011

In its final game before today’s District 5-3A opener at Big Spring, Sweetwater’s softball team showed some resiliency here on Thursday by coming all the way back from a five-run deficit to tie Levelland, 5-5, at the Jerry Collins Complex.
But the Loboettes then put together the winning rally with three runs in their half of the sixth inning to break the deadlock and held on for an 8-5 victory over the Lady Mustangs.

One Killed in I-20 Crash Near Roscoe

March 18, 2011

One person was killed in a three vehicle traffic accident on I-20 and Highway 84 between Sweetwater and Roscoe, according to DPS Senior Trooper Sparky Dean.
An 18-wheeler, a wrecker, and a truck collided, sending all three vehicles into the grassy shoulder and twisting one of the 18-wheelers onto its side.
The 18 wheeler driven by Tem Tanh from Georgia was merging onto I-20 from US 84. Tanh lost control of his rig and it rolled onto its side.

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