March 28th, 2013
Frances Foster â€śFrankieâ€ť Smith of North Little Rock Arkansas died on March 17, 2013 from the effects of a stroke suffered days before her death. She had lived for the past five years with Alzheimerâ€™s disease in Foxridge Assisted Living Center in North Little Rock, Ark.
Frankie was born in El Dorado, Ark. on Feb. 7, 1925, to James L. and Beulah Mae Foster. She was predeceased by her two brothers, James â€śBuddyâ€ť Foster and Billy Ray Foster and is survived by her sister, Betty Fay Foster Cathey.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Sweetwater JV will host Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Snyder (ori-ginally set for March 26).
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Wylie at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Badger Relays in Merkel.
Sweetwater middle school teams will be at Big Spring meet.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
Blackwell varsity teams host meet.
Maty Montgomery throws a pitch for Sweetwater during Tuesdayâ€™s district game against Monahans.
Montgomery gave up just four hits and also had an RBI single at the plate as the Lady Mustangs won, 6-2, to move into a three-way tie for the District 4-3A lead with Snyder and Greenwood.
Sweet-water goes at 0-4 Wylie at 4:30 p.m. today to wrap up the first half of district play. Also, Sweetwaterâ€™s baseball team â€” which is off to a 3-0 start in district after beating Monahans 11-1 on Tuesday â€” will be playing at 2-1 Wylie with its game also set for 4:30 p.m.
At Merkel meet
held March 21
7TH GRADE GIRLS
400 relay â€” 4th (Sonora Medellin, Jaelynn Page, Jessica Poe, Angela Blueford)
800 â€” Alexe Alcala 10th
800 relay â€” 4th (Sonora Medellin, Jaelynn Page, Jessica Poe, Angela Blueford)
400 â€” Alexe Alcala 10th; Alex Perez 1st; Katy Nixon 2nd
1600 relay â€” 3rd
8TH GRADE GIRLS
400 relay â€” 1st (Stephanie Castillo, Lauren Jones, Rhylee Meneses, Davina Walker)
800 â€” Kaitlyn Foster 7th; Robbie Hannah 10th; Jennifer Medellin 9th
100 hurdles â€” Lauren Jones 2nd; Stephanie Castillo 3rd
(Highland and Roscoe
girls and boys)
Team totals â€” 2. Highland 97; 10. Roscoe 37.
High jump â€” 3. Hannah Allen, Highland, 5-0.
3200 â€” 3. Amber Craig, Roscoe, 15:21.20.
800 â€” 1. Kelsi Johns, High-land, 2:38.57; 3. Kristen Har-ris, Highland, 2:52.24.
100 hurdles â€” 1. Beth Richburg, Highland, 17.20; 2. Olivia Saddler, Roscoe, 17.21.
800 relay â€” 3. Highland 1:56.99.
400 â€” 2. Lora Stewart, Highland, 1:08.02.
300 hurdles â€” 2. Beth Richburg, Highland, 51.20.
1600 relay â€” 1. Highland 4:36.59; 2. Roscoe 4:41.31.
Team totals â€” 4. Highland 62; 6. Roscoe 53.5.
Richard Linebaugh of Sweetwater was the overall winner when he competed in the Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride this past Saturday in Abilene.
Linebaugh, 48, completed the 48-mile race in two hours, four minutes and 52.53 seconds.
Another Sweetwater resident, 32-year-old David King, was 16th with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 2.22 seconds.
More than 200 bikers from Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma participated in the 21st annual event.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 57 and south-southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Get a preview of the Easter weekend forecast now at weather.gov.
This moist pound cake is flecked with sweet coconut and lemon zest, with a sweet-tart glaze. Great memories also go along with the pound cake. My mother would make the â€śLemon Coconut Pound Cakeâ€ť every Easter and again the pound cake would appear around the 4th of July. I make a fresh raspberry sauce to accompany the cake. It is a great cake to freeze, but do not add the glaze until the cake has thawed. This recipe can be changed to Lime Coconut Pound Cake by substituting the lemon juice and lime zest. Now get busy making your own memoriesâ€¦Happy Spring!
On Feb. 28, 2013 the TWDB approved funding of $7.5 million for the Bitter Creek Water Supply Company to make improvements to its water system. For several years the Bitter Creek WSC has been looking for a more affordable supplemental supply of water. In December 2011, the WSC secured an option to lease 1,274 acres of groundwater rights in the Edwards Trinity Aquifer. After test wells revealed a good quantity of high quality water, the WSC filed an application to the Texas Water Development Board for funding required to secure this supplemental water supply.
The Womanâ€™s Forum recently met at Java Jax in Sweetwater for their monthly meeting. Discussion included the upcoming Library Tag Day slated for Wednesday, April 3.
The purpose of Library Tag Day is to raise funds for the County-City Library. Letters to businesses will be sent out soon and on April 3, ladies from the Womanâ€™s Forum will be around town soliciting businesses and individuals for donations. Tags are given as a token of their appreciation. They also serve as a reminder to people seeing them, to make their donation to the Library.