September 4th, 2012
A Labor Day event, âBurgers Buy the Pool,â was held on Monday, Sept. 3. The event was held as a fundraiser, hosted by JavaJax in Sweetwater, for the Nolan County Girl Scouts to help with their efforts in restoring the swimming pool at Camp Boothe Oaks.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for a new barbecue restaurant in Roscoe, the Blackland Smokehouse.Â
The restaurant is located on the north side of Broadway in downtown Roscoe between The Wildflower Boutique and Memorial Park.
Long time Nolan County resident, Naurvelle Evans Rogers, at 96 years, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in Sweetwater. Services are set for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at McCoy Chapel with Larry Fluitt officiating. Burial will follow in Sweetwater Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at McCoy Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Gerald, Kendell Cleckler, Jerry Riggs, Bill Stroman, Ronnie Rainey, Dr. Robert Martin, Chad Cleckler and Lance Evans.
Marquees Jenkins has been named as Sweet-water High Schoolâs Football Player of the Week.
Jenkins, a 165-pound junior running back and linebacker, ran for a team-high 101 yards in season-opening 23-13 win on Friday over Eastland on just nine carries. He also had four solo tackles, five assisted tackles and one pass hurry on defense.
BLACKWELL â After failing to get a win on the field for nearly two years, Blackwell finally celebrated a victory â and a lopsided one at that â here Friday as the Hornets dominated Westbrook, 54-6, in their season opener.
Blackwell didnât waste a lot of time taking care of the Wildcats, either, as the game was ended at halftime by Six-Manâs 45-point mer-cy rule.
Abilene Wylie replaced Argyle as the No. 7-ranked team in Class 3A in this weekâs Associated Press high school football poll following a 31-14 win over the Eagles on Friday.
Wylie â unranked in the AP preseason poll â jumped ahead of preseason No. 1 Stephenville, which lost to Monterrey (Mex.) Tech 27-17 in its opener and fell seven places down to No. 8. Argyle dropped out of this weekâs top 10 in 3A.
Monahans, after receiv-ing enough votes to earn a No. 14 ranking in the Class 3A preseason poll, received none this time after losing to Midland Christian 42-28 in its season opener.
Even though Labor Day is the unofficial kick-off to fall, today's temperatures make it seem like we're in the middle of summer! Expect a high near 100 today with sunny skies, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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In September 2012, Katherine Dickson and her family opened the gates of the 69 Ranch near Maryneal to fourth grade students from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell to engage them in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program. Peggy Maddox, former Sweetwater Independent School District SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.
A singer/songwriter with local ties--who made it big on the national circuit--is making an international resurgence.
Royce Porter was born on April 1, 1939 in Roscoe but was raised in Sweetwater. He graduated Newman High School in 1957 and immediately pursued his dream, moving to Houston to record some albums with his friend and fellow Sweetwater resident, the late Ray Doggett.
However, in 1958 he was drafted into the Navy and served for the next two years. Following his military service, Porter returned to Sweetwater and then attended college at Hardin-Simmons University from 1964-1968.
The annual Jamaica (pronounced Hah-my-kah) festival at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sweetwater raised funds for the parish on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The event featured an array of food, refreshments, games for all ages and music. Shown is Braelyn Gaytan fishing for a prize at one of the booths at the Jamaica. Running the booth were Carolyn Flores and Sierra Flores.