August 25th, 2014
Services for Nettie Ruth Newman, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
She died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center.
She was born on March 3, 1943 in Sweetwater. She married Mannon Newman on Jan. 2, 1960 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater.
A pair of Sweetwater High School football players are on the All-Big Country preseason Super Team that was announced Sunday by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity volleyball team won three of its six matches over the weekend at San Angeloâ€™s two-day tournament.
The Lady Mustangs, who are 9-7, will host Graham and Breckenridge Tuesday before a one-week break.
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard rushed four times for 15 yards to help the Minneso-ta Vikings improve to 3-0 in NFL preseason play with a 30-12 win on Saturday night over the Kansas City Chiefs. Banyard was in three games for the Vikings last season and is competing for a ros-ter spot again this year.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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TUESDAY, AUG. 26
Sweetwater varsity plays Monahans (season opener) at Midlandâ€™s Bush Tennis Center, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman (6, 7 p.m.), JV (6, 7 p.m.) and varsity (6:15, 7:30 p.m.) host Graham and Breckenridge.
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
Sweetwater varsity runners at season-opening meet in Christoval.
Football Varsity Season Openers
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: San Angelo Grape Creek vs. Haskell, 7:30 p.m.
Highland vs. Motley County at Jaytonâ€™s Gridiron Classic, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Lubbock High, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s fall sports athletes were introduced during â€œMeet the Mustangsâ€™ on Thursday night at Mustang Bowl.
The SHS tennis team and cross country team (shown) were introduced along with the football and volleyball teams plus the SHS cheerleaders, band and student trainers. Introductions were made during and after the Sweetwater vs. Clyde scrimmages by each teamâ€™s coaches.
The Sweetwater Community Captains recently hosted a school supply drive and collected enough supplies and money to give backpacks and supplies to students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. The supplies will be distributed to Sweetwater schools to be given to students in need. Shown above are (front) Lesleigh Hodges, Nick Williams, Aaron Morrison, Nicole Morrison, (back) Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman and Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.
School resumes Monday for most area schools, including Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD).
With that in mind, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda has a warning for motorists: "driver's beware."
"We've new kids coming into to Southeast (Elementary), we've got parents who will be delivering kids to Southeast for the first time," Frieda said. "There's a lot of one-ways hidden around various schools. You have to remember, school zones that are not on the state highway system do not have flashing yellow lights.
A community blood drive will be held at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
"We are asking donors to please remember that the need for blood is constant. Even the regular of blood donors get busy in the summer with vacations and other activities and forget to donate blood. Blood donation only takes about an hour, and that hour could give someone else a lifetime," said Frances Baker, donor recruiter for Meek Blood Center.