October 9th, 2012
Expect mostly sunny skies and much warmer temperatures on Tuesday, with a high near 88. Winds will be from the southwest at around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, we'll see increasing clouds with a low around 50. South-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph will become northern after midnight.
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Shown are the Blackwell Senior Class of 2013 (left to right) Cody Shamblin, Mark Monroe, Bethany Breaux, Ashely Jeter, Chase Sorrells, Elizabeth Shults, Breanne Richardson, Lizzy Rozzlle and Leonor Castelo at the 2012 Blackwell Homecoming Bonfire.
The Blackwell Hornets won their homecoming game against the Moran Bulldogs 54-8 on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Find more photos from Blackwell's Homecoming game in Monday's paper.
A couple of appointments were approved at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, October 8, 2012.
Dr. Tim Jones was approved to be the new medical authority for Nolan County, while Shane Dent will be replacing Julie McLemore on the Nolan County Coliseum Board.
Students from Sweetwater will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Elidia Palafox Aguilar, 75, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Picked by one area publication to finish last in their respective districts, Nolan Countyâs two six-man foot-ball teams have proved to be anything but pushovers during the non-district por-tion of their schedules.
And both Highland (4-2) and Blackwell (3-3) â who end non-district play Friday by facing each other in their âBattle of the Hornetsâ at Highland â had lopsided wins Saturday while playing in front of friendly homecoming crowds.
BLACKWELL 54, MORAN 8
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
Sweetwater varsity hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater JV hosts Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman (5 p.m.), JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6:30 p.m.) teams play at Monahans.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater runners are at Odessa meet.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Snyder, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Snyder, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen at Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV at Sny-der, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high hosts Albany, 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Albany, 6:30 p.m.
GREENWOOD â Sweet-water got back on the winning track in District 4-3A volleyball action Friday, as the Lady Mustangs went to Midland Greenwood and picked up a 3-0 sweep.
Sweetwater beat the Ran-gerettes 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to end a two-game losing streak and keep its playoff hopes alive. The Lady Mustangs are 2-3 in district (22-13 overall) and begin the second half of district play at Monahans Tuesday.
Greenwood, which came into the match off its first victory in district against Snyder, fell to 1-4, 17-18.
ROSCOE â It looked as if it might be a long night for Roscoe when Cross Plainsâ Blake Hutchins ran 87 yards for a touchdown just over a minute in. But the Plowboys responded with two scores of their own for a 12-7 lead.
Ultimately, Cross Plains â and Hutchins â were too much to overcome, howev-er, as the Buffaloes regained the lead before halftime and pulled away over the final two periods for a 27-12 win at Plowboy Field.
Today, we'll see patchy frost before 10 a.m. Thereafter, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 55, and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
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