November 5th, 2012
It's almost here.
Tomorrow--on Tuesday, November 6, droves of people across the city, state and nation will head to their local polling places to vote government officials into office in the general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On the national front, it seems as if the race for President--between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama--is a dead heat. Both candidates and their respective running mates, Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, are making their final pitches leading up to Election Night.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, the keen observation of two Nolan County citizens assisted the Nolan County Sheriff's Office in solving a theft that occurred in the 4100 block of CR 117 in Nolan County.
Sweetwater Woman's Forum is again â€” for the third year â€” selling tickets for a $500 holiday shopping spree. The $500 will be given away at the Annual Christmas Craft Show at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
This year's money will be used to help with the fund for the repairs of the swimming pool at Camp Booth Oaks. The Woman's Forum's two main yearly projects are for the Pioneer Museum and the County-City Library that comes from the Tour of Homes and Library Tag Day.
The Radiology Department at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital would like to acknowledge Carla Wilkinson who recently passed her ARDMS (American Registry Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) exam in Abdominal Ultrasound. Wilkinson has been with RPMH for the past 10 years.
Pictured left to right are Randy Lehrmann-Director of Radiology and Carla Wilkinson, RT (R), ARDMS (ABD).
Also, on Oct. 5, 2012, Andra Barton graduated from Hendrick Medical School of Radiography. She graduated as Valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average.
James Parks Gilmore, age 55, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at First Apostolic Tabernacle with Josh Boiles, Rev. Freddy Gillentine, Joseph Gillentine and Kevin Glasgow officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pyron Cemetery.
John Walter Kearney, 75, passed from his earthly home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, with his loving family surrounding him. John was born in Sweetwater, TX, on July 15, 1937, to Dovie and Burice Kearney. He was an only child and his parents loved him dearly.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
Sweetwater JV girls play at Highland (season opener for both teams), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls at Highland (season opener for both teams), 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls host Midland Christian (season opener), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV girls host Eula (season opener), 5 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Eula (season opener), 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Sweetwater JV girls play at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Nov. 10.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Wylie, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
For three quarters, Sweet-water looked like anything but an underdog Friday in its District 4-3A showdown with the Monahans Loboes, piling up a 35-14 advantage that could probably have been even larger.
But the Mustangsâ€™ dream of taking a giant step tow-ard their first playoff berth in four years took a drastic turn in the fourth quarter and resulted in a nightmar-ish finish at Mustang Bowl.
Instead of a Sweetwater blowout, Monahans rose up to score 25 unanswered points and leave the Bowl with a stunning 39-35 win, clinching a postseason spot for the Loboes (5-4 overall, 3-1 in 4-3A).
Blackwell got into the win column in District 8, Division II Six-Man football for the first time Friday, but Nolan Countyâ€™s other two area schools were on the short end of onesided losses.
Blackwell 48, Lohn 0
BLACKWELL â€” In its final home game of the year, Blackwell needed just one half to win by the 45-point mercy rule while improving to 1-1 in district and 4-5 for the season.
SWEETWATER VARSITY GIRLS
Nov. 6 â€” at Highland
Nov. 9 â€” at SA Lake View
Nov. 13 â€” at WF Hirschi
Nov. 16 â€” Abilene High
Nov. 19 â€” Early
Nov. 27 â€” Abernathy
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 â€” Ballinger tournament
Dec. 4 â€” at Merkel
Dec. 6-8 â€” Stanton tournament
Dec. 11 â€” Brownwood
Dec. 14 â€“ at Graham
Dec. 18 â€” at Colorado City
Dec. 27-29 â€” Slaton tournament
Jan. 4 â€” +at Big Spring
Jan. 8 â€” +Midland Greenwood
Jan. 11 â€” +Monahans
Jan. 15 â€” +at Snyder
Jan. 18 â€” +at Wylie
Jan. 22 â€” +Big Spring
Jan. 25 â€” +at Midland Greenwood
Jan. 29 â€” +at Monahans
Feb. 1 â€” +Snyder
Feb. 5 â€” +Wylie