April 22nd, 2014
Earth Day is April 22 and everyone in Sweetwater can easily do their part to help the environment. If you were unaware, Sweetwater has a refuse disposal and recycling drop-off center located at 807 W. Broadway and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off center provides a spot for area residents and businesses to take their refuse for transit to a certified disposal site.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park for children of the community.
Hundreds of plastic treat-filled eggs and many other Easter prizes were sought after at the hunt. Several of the eggs contained tickets for prizes such as Easter baskets.
Shown is Sweetwater Jaycees President Clint Parks spreading out Easter eggs before the hunt. See more photos on Page 10.
Funeral services for Armando Alvarez Acosta, 77, of Sweetwater will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate. Acosta's wishes were to be cremated.
Acosta died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Tynan, Texas. He married Belen Garza Mermella on May 12, 1977 in Lubbock.
He lived in Sweetwater since 1978. He worked in the cotton industry in Lubbock and Sweetwater for over 40 years. He enjoyed watching sports and most of all telling stories of his childhood.
Betty Jo Mash, 85, passed away in Whitney, Texas, April 20, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Old Perry Cemetery in Moody, Texas. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.
Betty was born in El Paso, Texas on March 8, 1929 to Lee and Annie Mae Clanton of Fort Worth, Texas. Betty was a member of Bosqueville Baptist Church when she went to heaven. She had three sisters and four brothers.
A number of athletes from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland have qualified to compete in the Region II-A, Division II track meet — to be held at Angelo State University this Friday and Saturday — as the result of top-four finishes last Friday at the 13A-14A area meet held in Highland.
Despite winning 68 per-cent of its games this sea-son, the Sweetwater base-ball team needs at least one more victory to assure itself of a trip to the playoffs.
A win at Snyder in todayâ€™s 7 p.m. regular season finale guarantees the Mustangs â€” 4-5 in District 4-3A, 17-8 overall â€” no worse than a third-place tie with Monahans, which like Snyder is also currently at 4-5. Monahans will host Greenwood (1-8) today.
Wylie (8-1) and Big Spring (6-3) are guaranteed playoff berths. Sweetwater, Snyder and Monahans are fighting for the other two spots.
Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 61 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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The city-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt in Roscoe took place on Saturday at Old Town Park across from City Hall on Cypress Street.
Hunts took place for three separate age groups and everyone was invited. The Easter bunny also made an appearance to greet the children.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.
Fifty-eight Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the fifth six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the fifth six seeks were Lauren Jones (9th grade), Michael Hunt (10th grade), Eliza Delgado (11th grade) and James Clift (12th grade).
Graveside services for James Dow Green, 76, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Keith Clower will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Green died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
He was born July 12, 1937 in Canadian, Texas. He married Glenda Carol Cargill on Dec. 29, 1981 in Sweetwater.