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October 3rd, 2012

Michael Lynn Walker

October 3, 2012

Funeral services for Michael Lynn Walker, 49, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. A 3:30 p.m. graveside service will be held at McKenzieville Cemetery near Silver, Texas. Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Walker died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.

Local Sports Calendar

October 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Cross Country
Sweetwater runners are at Jim Ned meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Football
Sweetwater 7th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman team is idle.
Sweetwater JV is idle.
Roscoe junior high at Cross Plains (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV vs. Brady freshmen at Cross Plains, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Moran, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Football
Sweetwater varsity idle.
Roscoe varsity will host Cross Plains (Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews team tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Volleyball

Football Player of the Week

October 3, 2012

Kaleb Hoover is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Hoover had four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown last week against Brownwood, and also had two solo tackles on defense.

Mustang football stats

October 3, 2012

TEAM OFFENSE
First Downs — 94; Rushes-yards — 161-913; Passing yards — 896; Total yards — 1809 (361.8 avg.); Passing — 65-119-2; Fumbles-Lost — 18-5; Penalties-Yards — 41-337; Points scored — 105 (21.0 avg.).
TEAM DEFENSE
First Downs — 94; Rushes-yards — 194-1120; Passing yards — 662; Total yards — 1782 (356.4 avg.); Passing — 63-107-4; Fumbles-Lost 7-5; Penalties-Yards — 37-275; Points allowed — 118 (23.6 avg.).
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Rushing

Wednesday's local weather

October 3, 2012

Today, expect sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 62, and south-southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts will top out as high as 20 mph.
Learn more about your daily and weekly weather by visiting weather.gov.

October 2nd

Benefit powderpuff game planned for Thursday

October 2, 2012

Sweetwater High School junior girls and senior girls will face off in a powderpuff football game, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Mustang Bowl.
The game is sponsored by the Sweetwater High School student council. A $1 donation is asked for entrance to the game. A concession stand will also be available at the game.
All proceeds from the game will go to Nolan County United Way to the Breast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Cure game during the volleyball and football games on Friday, Oct. 12 in Sweetwater.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers announces Crime of the Week

October 2, 2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, a report of theft of property was reported.
Between the dates of Aug. 31, 2012 to Sept. 4, 2012 a person(s) entered a connex container located in the southeastern part of Nolan County near or around the community of Nolan. The person(s) took numerous items from the container.
Call 235-TIPS with information.

Abilene Regional Airport to host Chamber Coffee

October 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. It will be hosted by the Abilene Regional Airport, but will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 810 East Broadway.
The Abilene Regional Airport is located at 2933 Airport Blvd., Ste. 200. They are owned and operated by the City of Abilene.
Don Green is the Director of Aviation. The Abilene Regional Airport serves sixteen counties over a 90-mile radius, with the Abilene city staff and tenant staff totaling an approximate 500 employees on the property.

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital announces new tobacco-free policies

October 2, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital announced plans to implement a new tobacco-free policy on all campuses, effective Jan. 1,2013.
Hospital leaders say the new policy reflects the health system's mission, "We are eliminating tobacco-use on our properties to provide a healthy and safe environment for employees, patients and visitors and to promote positive health behaviors," said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH.

SISD celebrates College Culture Day

October 2, 2012

As a way to promote education beyond high school, students, faculty and staff at Sweetwater ISD campuses are urged to wear their favorite college shirt on the first school day of each month as part of College Culture Day.
On Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, many students and teachers wore their college shirts. Shown at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center are Early Head Start teacher Monica Valdez with one of her students.

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