November 13th, 2014
The final score is Sweetwater-50 Perryton-13.
The score is now 50-13 Sweetwater.
Sweetwater is currently up 36-13 against Perryton at their playoff game in Canton.
Early in the second quarter the Mustangs were up 24-13 at the playoff game in Canyon.
The Fifth Annual 5K Run for the WASP will take place this Saturday at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.
The event will include a 5K Run for the WASP, 1.3 mile fun walk, and a 1 mile kids race, as part of the celebration honoring the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and all veterans. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and registration will begin at 11 a.m. in the WASP Museum parking lot. The race â€” both the run and walk â€” will begin at 1 p.m. The kids race will take place as results from the run and walk are being compiled.
Many braved the cold temperatures in Sweetwater on Wednesday evening to support the Sweetwater Mustang football team and the Lady Mustang volleyball team during a community pep rally hosted in their honor at the Nolan County Courthouse.
He has been one of Sweetwater's biggest â€” and best-known â€” fans since his retirement nearly 17 years ago.
But Tom Ritchey, the Mustangs' head football coach for 12 seasons from 1986-97 who racked up by far the most victories (120) in school history, doesn't get to see many of his old team's games any more.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
The Sweetwater Jaycees held its first annual Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday night at the Jaycee Barn. All local veterans and their immediate families enjoyed a hamburger dinner. The Jaycees resumed the yearly gathering in honoring local veterans which was initially started by the Elks Lodge.
Find more photos in Thursday's edition.
A memorial service for Peggy Wade Otwell will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Avondale Baptist Church with Kevin Shipp officiating.
Funeral services for Willard G. McFaul, 85, of Roscoe, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
McFaul died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
You could say that making the move to District 2-4A Division II this year has paid off big for Sweetwater.
The Mustangs are not only in the playoffs for the first time in six years, but are 10-0 entering the post-season for the first time since 1997.
Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.
Today, November 13, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet in the Community Room of the County-City Library at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Glenn Dromgoole of Abilene, who will talk about 101 Essential Texas Books.