Archive - Mar 2011

March 18th

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.

March 17th

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.

Blown out tire causes Nolan County fire

March 17, 2011

Sweetwater firefighters, along with help from the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department and the Texas Forrest Service, extinguished a fire along Highway 70, just south of CR 153 on the Burwick Ranch, beginning at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire burned less than 100 acres and took 5-6 hours to extinguish. The fire was thought to be caused by a truck pulling a trailer with a blown out tire, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.

SEED website ahead of standard websites

March 17, 2011

On Monday morning, March 14, the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) met for its regular meeting at the Chamber of Commerce.
Only a few action items were presented at the meeting which were approved. Among them were the minutes for the February 2011 meetings, the financial statements from January 2011 and the payment of accounts payable.

WIC teams up with RPMH

March 17, 2011

Women Infants and Children (WIC) have teamed up with surrounding hospitals to help patients get the most out of their breastfeeding experience.
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are professionally trained through the Texas Department of State Services WIC Counselors program curriculum. Counselors are carefully chosen for their own breastfeeding experience and employed by the WIC program to assist and encourage pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Sweetwater youth involved in art

March 17, 2011

On display at the County-City Library during the month of March is the work of young talented artists within the Sweetwater school system. March is Youth Art Month.

Lola Pike McDonald

March 17, 2011

CORPUS CHRISTI — Lola Pike McDonald passed away peacefully at the age of 80, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Corpus Christi, TX surrounded by her loving family. After moving from Sweetwater, Lola lived in Fort Worth, TX for many years and later in Portland, TX with her daughter.
Service: Her body was cremated. A private graveside service will be held in Sweetwater, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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