April 22nd, 2014
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.
Lillie Mae Jennings, age 67, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Lillie was born on Sept. 14, 1946, in Roscoe to George and Rebecca Mae (McDonell) Grace. She worked as a housekeeper for many years before retiring. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, becoming north-northwest in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 59 and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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MONDAY, APRIL 21
Sweetwater junior varsity hosts Snyder, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater High School holds its All Sports Banquet at Nolan County Coliseum annex starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Sweetwater qualifiers are competing at Region I-3A meet in Lubbock (Texas Tech University).
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers are competing at Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University, San Angelo.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
ABILENE â€” Friday may be the last time that Sweet-water and Wylie are district rivals for a long time.
For Sweetwater, the score at Bulldog Field â€” a 1-0 victory for Wylie â€” means that its 2014 season may not last much longer. It sets up a huge game on Tuesday at Snyder â€” a game where a Sweetwater loss could end its playoff hopes. Sweetwa-ter, Snyder and Monahans now share third place in District 4-3A with 4-5 rec-ords as a result of Fridayâ€™s other developments in the district, but just two of them will play on after their sea-son finales on Tuesday.
ABILENE â€” An 11-0, six-inning loss at Abilene Wylie ended the Sweetwater soft-ball teamâ€™s season Friday.
Sweetwater, which was 0-10 in district (9-16 overall), got singles by Cierra Knox, Shaneeee Brown and Maddie Berry in the game.
Wylie broke things open with a seven-run second inning, and used a three-run homer to get a 10-run mercy rule win in the sixth.
Wylie (6-4, 18-11) finished as the No. 3 team in district with Snyder (10-0) first and Greenwood (7-3) second. Snyder beat Greenwood 8-7 in eight innings at Green-wood in the season finale for both teams on Friday.