Archive

July 24th, 2014

Forrest James Sims

July 24, 2014

Funeral services for Forrest James Sims, 78, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Sims died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Josephine Arnold

July 24, 2014

Heaven welcomed Josephine Arnold on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She passed away at Odessa Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 8, 1923 in Hamilton, MO to Vera and Lloyd Roberts. She had spent most of her life in Odessa, moving here in 1952. She worked as a bookkeeper for Rhodes Welding & Co. She loved spending time with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, C. E. Arnold in December 1993.

Weldon Pat Oden

July 24, 2014

Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014 doing what he loved to do — fly his airplane. He did not survive when his plane went down over family property outside of Blackwell known to family and friends as ‘The West Place’. The specific crash site was within 20 yards of the location his parents starting their first homestead together on this property during the Great Depression.

Thursday's local events

July 24, 2014

Story Hour at the County-City Library will be held today, July 24 at 10:45 a.m.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will be having their annual swim day today at the public pool from 1-6 p.m. The Kiwanis Club will pay the entrance fee for children 4-12 years old and be providing popsicles courtesy of Brookshire’s throughout the day.

Local weather for Thursday

July 24, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be calm, but will shift to the east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 23rd

Resident begins group to clean up Lake Sweetwater

July 23, 2014

A benefit concert is set for this Saturday, July 26, from noon to 11:30 p.m. at the Lake Sweetwater Amphitheater for the families of Cassidy Crain and Devin Larue.
Brisket sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks will be sold at the concert and all proceeds will go to the Crain and Larue families. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and donations will be taken throughout the night.
Musical talents for the event will be Angelique and The Sweet City Band, Doug Bailey Band, Joah "Beaver" Henry, Colton Brown, Brandon Bohall Band, Nine Mile Band, Santa Fe and Shane Henry & 4X Band.

Off to cheer camp

July 23, 2014

Sweetwater High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders left to cheer camp on Tuesday at Angelo State University. Pictured are (from left to right) Mallory Carney, Kelsey Parker, Sabra Sanderson, Katy Nixon, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Amber Smith, Taya Carr, Sonya Sanchez and Christa Martin.

Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Cunningham, Jr.

July 23, 2014

Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Cunningham, Jr., age 64, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center.
As per his wishes, his body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matt McGowen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Local events for Wednesday

July 23, 2014

Today, July 23 kicks off a three-day Mustang Football Camp, which will be held through July 25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. for students entering grades 3-9. All campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff.
The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.

Wednesday's local weather

July 23, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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