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August 30th, 2014

Volunteer drivers needed at SNAP

August 30, 2014

For some elderly Sweetwater residents, the hot meal delivered to them by Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) could be the only meal they eat all day.
More than 160 local senior citizens rely on the meal, which SNAP drivers deliver each weekday without fail — even when the mostly volunteer staff is shorthanded — a problem SNAP director Tonya Challis deals with every week.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

Mary Morris

August 30, 2014

Funeral services for Mary Morris, 81, of Sweetwater, are pending with MCcoy Funeral Home.
Morris died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

August 29th

Charlie Lou Broadwell

August 29, 2014

On Aug. 27, 2014, Charlie Lou Broadwell went to her everlasting home; she was the wife of R.E. Broadwell for 61 years and the loving mother of Connie Broadwell, Richard Broadwell (Vicki Broadwell, daughter-in-law), Patricia Broadwell and Debbie Veal (David Veal, son-in-law).

Billie Fay Pennick

August 29, 2014

Billie Fay Pennick, 91, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at a local hospital in Abilene.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Potosi Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Billie is survived by her son, Chris O. Gilbreth (Charleen); step son, Larry Pennick (Shealeen); brother, Eston Gaston; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Broadway Baptist Church plans teacher appreciation service

August 29, 2014

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church Sweetwater, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Heights United Methodist Church.

See each of their articles in Friday's print edition.

Sammy Baugh Classic kicks off

August 29, 2014

The 2014 Family RV Center Sammy Baugh Classic kicked off on Thursday evening at Mustang Bowl with the Haskell Indians taking on the Grape Creek Eagles. Shown are the Haskell Indian cheerleaders just before kick-of Thursday evening.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Texas AFT President endorses Wortham

August 29, 2014

Texas AFT President Linda Bridges recently announced her endorsement of Greg Wortham for Texas Senate in the Sept. 9 Special Election.
"As president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers, I am pleased to announce Texas AFT’s endorsement of Greg Wortham in the Senate District 28 special election."

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

New doctors welcomed to RPMH

August 29, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning to welcome Dr. James Marvel and Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Local Sports Calendar

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 29
Football
Season Openers
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: Sweet-water varsity hosts Lubbock High, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Hawley, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Ster-ling City, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
Football
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: Lubbock Coronado vs. Weatherford (season openers), 3 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity at Shallowater, 10:30 a.m.

GC outscores Haskell in game called at halftime

August 29, 2014

Grape Creek held a 26-16 halftime lead against Has-kell at halftime of Thurs-day’s opener of the 10th annual Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic. But as they prepared for the second half, Mother Nature got in the way of more football.
After players and fans scurried for cover and fol-lowing a one-hour wait, the game was suspended due to dangerous lightning that hit the area right as the third quarter was about to start.

See the full story in Friday's print edition in Sports.

On Friday, Sweetwater’s football players seemed to be delivering a message for all those people who...
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Sweetwater High School’s cross country runners went to Christoval on Thursday for their first meet...

 

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