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December 17th

Bids presented for construction of new SNAP building

December 17, 2012

The Sweetwater City Commission began looking at bids toward the construction of the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building at their meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at City Hall.
Seven bids were received on the project, with the companies hailing from Sweetwater, Abilene, Lubbock, Big Spring and Waco. A brief summary of the cost along with the deductions for other work were read aloud.

Emily May Campbell

December 17, 2012

Memorial services for Emily May Campbell, 52, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Memorials may be made to your local SPCA in Emily’s memory. The family will be at 1004 Pine Street in Sweetwater.
Campbell died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Ethel Valerie Coker Sexton

December 17, 2012

Ethel Valerie Coker Sexton, age 93, of Abilene, Texas, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at The Oaks at Radford Hills in Abilene, Texas with all of her family at her bedside.
Her body was cremated. Her remains will be buried in a private graveside at Garden of Memories alongside her husband and son. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with David Cason officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Ollie Henry Wilson

December 17, 2012

Ollie Henry Wilson, 85, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1443 North 2nd Street, Abilene, with Jennifer and Kerry Bashaw and Jonathan Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in City Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas, directed by Community Memorial Funeral Home. The family received friends at a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Robert “Bobby” Gerald Kamer

December 17, 2012

Services for Robert “Bobby” Gerald Kamer, 65, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Bobby requested to be cremated after the services, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Kamer died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence.

Lady Mustangs hold off Graham to get 11th victory

December 17, 2012

Going on the road for the final time before the holi-day break, the Sweetwater girls basketball team got 18 points from Kendra Crosson and led at the end of each quarter as it held off Gra-ham, 37-32, on Saturday.
Crosson got double-figure support from Suede Shirley, who had 11 points to help the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-7. The game, originally set for Friday, was moved because Graham’s football team played in the state semifinals, losing to Gilmer 50-7.
Kelsi Crosson had three points, Kathleen Campbell and Janell Walker two and Taylor McPherson one.

Monday's forecast for Sweetwater

December 17, 2012

Today will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect to see clear skies with a low around 40, and south-southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

This week’s basketball

December 17, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except ‘B’ boys) host Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Robert Lee starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City — JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.

All-district Plowboys

December 17, 2012

Roscoe landed four of its players on the all-District 7-A, Division II first team that was released this past week, while several other players also earned district recognition.
One of the district’s top honors went to Roscoe freshman Vincent Pantoja, who shared the district’s defensive newcomer of the year honor with Hamlin’s Marcos Rojas.
Roscoe’s four District 7-A, Division II first team selections were defensive lineman Landon Jones, cornerback Brant Burnett, utility player Chris Deleon and receiver Shelton Toliver. Deleon, Burnett and Jones are seniors while Toliver is a junior.

SHS rally comes up short at Bangs

December 17, 2012

BANGS — The Sweetwa-ter High School boys bas-ketball team saw a furious fourth-quarter rally come up just short Friday as the Mustangs lost at Bangs, 47-44, despite outscoring their hosts 16-6 in the final eight minutes of play.

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