August 1st, 2014

Leafy Sue McClure

August 1, 2014

Leafy Sue McClure, 84 of Odessa, joined her Savior, Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Sue was born June 2, 1930 to J.F. and Ruby Turner in Sweetwater, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. F. "Dick" and Ruby Turner; and brothers, Jesse Turner, Robert "Bob" Turner and Ray Turner.

Reverend William Jackson, Jr.

August 1, 2014

Reverend William Jackson, Jr. 83, Pastor of Greater Zion Baptist Church of 35 years, passed away August 1, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
Services are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.

Donnie Guelker

August 1, 2014

Donnie Guelker, age, 77, of Colorado City, died Friday morning in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the New Life Ministries Church with Revs. James Williams and James McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Donnie was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Hermleigh to Wilbur and Stella Cantwell Laurens and had been a lifelong resident of Mitchell and Nolan counties. She was a waitress for many years and a member of the New Life Ministries Church in Colorado City.

School to begin Aug. 11 in Roscoe

August 1, 2014

Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District is operating under an Early College High School Early Start Waiver from the TEA.
The waiver allows the district to start two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August, closely aligning their instructional calendar with the district’s primary higher education partners.
For a full calendar go to the district’s homepage at

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host Superkid Academy

August 1, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

Twisted T, 12th Street Laundry welcomed by Chamber

August 1, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Twisted T Liquor and Gifts and 12th Street Laundry, located at 100 E. 12th Street. Members of the community and other local business owners attended the event.

Menacing dog captured, owner facing more fines

August 1, 2014

A pit bull which has allegedly killed more than 20 cats during a one-month span was captured by animal control officers Thursday morning.
Several formal complaints were filed by residents living on and around the 1600 block of San Carlos, prompting a summons to be issued by the Sweetwater Municipal Court to the dog's owner, David Pat Lewis.
Lewis was fined $1,800 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the incidents Wednesday.

Cornerstone Fellowship to host TCPB

August 1, 2014

Teen Challenge of the Permian Basin (TCPB) is a Christian focused rehabilitation for people with life controlling problems. Through a relationship with God, students in this program heal and learn to help others do the same.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, at Cornerstone Fellowship, Teen Challenge will share with the community how God has changed their lives. Church members invite the public at attend the event at 807 W. Alabama at 11 a.m.

Mel Tillis returns to Lumberyard Saturday

August 1, 2014

Mel Tillis, whose fame as a songwriter and performer stretch back over a half-century, will return Saturday, Aug. 2, for an encore performance at the Lumberyard. He very much enjoys playing in Roscoe and last year after the show he hung around and signed CDs, guitars and hats and got his picture taken with many fans.

Local weekend events

August 1, 2014

Today, August 1, sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Soccer will be held Friday, August 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hibbet Sports for children ages 4-12 as of September 1.
Several events are lined up on Saturday. A benefit will be held for Melinda Torres who is battling leukemia will start at 11 a.m. at the Jaycees barn.
Barbecue sandwich combos will be sold as well as tickets for a 50/50 raffle, barbecue grill raffle and silent auction with great items. There will also be a donor drive — cheek swabbing for stem cell match. Age requirements for the cheek swab are 18 to 55 years of age.

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