April 16th, 2014
Funeral services for Karen (Bunn) Rainey, 61, of Fisher County, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Keith Clower will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rainey died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Fisher County, Texas.
She was born Oct. 29, 1952, in Ranger, Texas. She married A.L. â€śRockâ€ť Rainey on March 8, 1974 in Fisher County.
LUBBOCK â€” Despite a solid 77 in Tuesdayâ€™s final round, Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt just missed reaching the Class 3A state golf tournament in Austin.
Huntâ€™s two-day 152 score at the District 4-3A tournament (75-77) garnered him an overall 11th place medalist finish.
The number 15 has signi-fied a lot of things for the Sweetwater baseball team this season when it comes to Monahans.
It represents the number of wins the Mustangs had during their 15-3 start this season before a 7-3 loss at Monahans on March 25.
It also represents the total number of runs the team had scored in its last four games since that loss as the team endured a 1-4 tailspin. But on Tuesday, in their final home game, it represented the Mustangsâ€™ final score in a 15-1 win over the Loboes in five innings at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south at 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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The Destination Imagination team from Sweetwater Intermediate School traveled to Austin for their state tournament on April 11. Students on the team are pictured from left to right, Kimberly Arpin, Danner Foust, Ethan Cortez, Jazzel Villa, Jacqueline Arellano and teacher, Kayla Scott.
Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams use creativity and team work to solve problems and present the solutions.
The Easter Bunny will make a special visit to Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar this Thursday, April 17, from 4-5:30 p.m.Â Bring your camera and stop by to take a free photo with the bunny.Â Also, register to win prizes and enjoy treats for the kids.
"We have so much fun doing this every year. We love seeing so many adorable children so excited to see the Easter bunny and pick out a treat from her basket.Â And sometimes we even have an adult or two that joins in on the fun," said Doug Sitter.
On Friday, March 7, the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC or Consortium) hosted a regional meeting for all community and technical colleges in the Consortium's region. The eight colleges in attendance included: Cisco College, Ranger College, Texas State Technical College West Texas, Howard College both San Angelo and Big Spring campuses, Western Texas College, Odessa College and Midland College.
A number of initiatives were proposed including a Regional Transfer Agreement that will align classes and programs across the region to simplify transference among regional partners.Â
Graveside services for Harry Lee Hartgraves, 71, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Reverend Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hartgraves died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Care Inn of Abilene.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
Sweetwater varsity hosts Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt at Region I-3A tournament, Lubbock.
Sweetwater varsity and junior varsity teams will host Monahans at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top four in each event will advance to the Region I-3A meet at Lubbockâ€™s Texas Tech University on April 25-26).
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
The District 4-3A playoff picture is unsettled, but a win today at home would help the Sweetwater baseball teamâ€™s chances of making the postseason.
And avenging a 7-3 loss on March 25 when Sweet-water played at Monahans would be nice, too.
Wylie (6-1) has a one-game lead over Big Spring with Sweetwater and Mona-hans (3-4) tied for fourth with three games left, one game behind Snyder (4-3). The top four teams will ad-vance to the playoffs.