December 12th

Neff’s greenhouses primed with poinsettias

December 12, 2014

The Christmas season is in full swing, and among all the decorations will be one holiday staple: the poinsettia.
In Colorado City, Neff's Nursery and Greenhouses offer a wide variety of poinsettias. While most people opt for the traditional red plant, the area provider also has poinsettias in pink, white and jingle bell--red speckled with white, among others.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Doug Sitter State Farm hosts toiletry drive for WTCAC

December 12, 2014

Chris Stevens, Kiwanis Club Vice President, representing the Kiwanis Club, is shown with Brandi Sitter with Doug Sitter State Farm, Kelsey Zimmerman, Executive Director of West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) and Peggy Parrott with WTCAC.
The Kiwanis Club donated $200 toward toiletries during a drive held at Doug Sitter State Farm. The remainder of the toiletries were donated by Doug Sitter State Farm and the community.

Cameron Tanner Alldredge

December 12, 2014

Cameron Tanner Alldredge passed away on Monday, Dec. 8 in Lubbock, Texas.
He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and was the seventh of nine children. He was the peacemaker in the family, and greatly loved. He was kind and loving, with a beautiful smile and cheerful spirit. Cameron attended junior high in Sweetwater where he played football. His eighth grade team was undefeated and not scored upon. Cameron went on to attend and graduate from Roby High School, playing football and being a friend to all.

Lois Virginia (Wales) Faver

December 12, 2014

Lois Virginia (Wales) Faver, a long-time resident of Sweetwater, died peacefully the early morning of Dec. 11, in Baytown, TX. She had just celebrated her ninety-first birthday.
Mrs. Faver was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Florence, Texas, where she grew to adulthood. Her parents were Prosper Adams and Alice Ruth (Taylor) Wales, both of whom preceded her in death.

Bobby James Heller

December 12, 2014

Military Graveside Service for Bobby James Heller, 85, of Richland Hills, TX will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 with Rev. Billy Oliver of Nolan officiating. Interment will follow at Slater’s Chapel Cemetery in Nolan, performed by U. S. Army Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Heller died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Lexington Nursing Home in Richland Hills.

Jose Luis Sanchez Lopez

December 12, 2014

Jose Luis Sanchez Lopez, 63, of Bronte, passed away on Dec. 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Viewing was from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Robert Massie Funeral Home in San Angelo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the Robert Massie Riverside Chapel, with Evaristo Granado, pastor of Roscoe Worship Center, officiating. Burial will take place in the Blackwell Cemetery under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Sammie Joyce Williams

December 12, 2014

Sammie Joyce Williams, age 82, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 in Sweetwater, surrounded by her friends and family.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sammie was born on March 19, 1932 in Hillsboro, Texas to Garland Clifford “Pete” and Annie Ruth (Craig) Emmons. On March 8, 1949, she married J.H. “Willie” Williams and together they had four sons and three daughters.

Local hoops schedule

December 12, 2014

Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Post tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater freshman boys will play at Coleman tournament through Satur-day, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Roscoe varsity boys will host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.

Blackwell all-district

December 12, 2014

Eleven Blackwell High School football players have been given all-District 7-1A, Division II recognition for their outstanding play.

Learn more in Friday's edition in Sports.

Local weekend activities

December 12, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, the last Trade Days for 2014 will be at the Roscoe Community Center building, located at 100 Bois D'Arc, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be breakfast and lunch and treats available at the concession stand (to go plates will be available). There will be many vendors with something for everyone: Christmas ornaments, handmade crafts and jewelry, Scentsy, unique gifts, seasons and refurbished items, collectibles and more.
The Sweetwater Fast Pitch Softball Association will have a brisket fundraiser at Wal-Mart starting at 9 a.m.

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