December 11th

Betty L. Wortham

December 11, 2014

Betty L. Wortham, age 78, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Her body will be cremated. A memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Local and area hoop teams go to tournaments

December 11, 2014

Sweetwater’s boys and girls participate in Stanton’s basketball tournament starting today, while Roscoe’s boys host their Blackland-Divide Invitational. The Highland boys are also in the field for the latter event.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Thursday's local forecast

December 11, 2014

Today, we'll have some patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a high near 63 and south-southwest winds around 5 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 53 and south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, some patchy fog will roll into the area.
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December 10th

TSTC students honored at award ceremony

December 10, 2014

Student award winners for the Fall 2014 semester at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater were recently announced. Students are nominated by peers, faculty and staff at Texas State Technical College.

Find out who the recipients were in Wednesday's edition.

Zimmerman named WTCAC executive director

December 10, 2014

The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) welcomed a new executive director last week.
Kelsey Zimmerman, a Nolan County native, has been tapped to run the organization, which specializes in conducting forensic interviews of children who are suspected of having had physical or sexual abuse.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Donald Lester Goodrich

December 10, 2014

A remembrance service for Donald Lester Goodrich, 70, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Greater Zion Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Carey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Goodrich died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Lana Kay Sewell Davidson

December 10, 2014

Lana Kay Sewell Davidson, 66, of Mansfield, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm Street, Mansfield, TX 76063.
Lana was born April 4, 1948 in Tulia. She graduated in 1966 from Sweetwater High School.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Gary Davidson; children, Matthew Davidson, Amy Davidson Williams, Angela Davidson and Christian Davidson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Douglas Sewell and Stanley Sewell.

Sidney James Harber

December 10, 2014

ABILENE — Sidney James Harber, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 in a local hospital. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at North Side Baptist Church 2474 Westwood, Abilene directed by Starbuck Funeral Home.
James was born June 26, 1931 in Cleburne, Texas to Louise M. (Wirt) and Sidney Oliver Harber. He served in the Marines during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver. James enjoyed horse races, bingo, fishing and his grandchildren’s activities.

Sheila Dolin Welch

December 10, 2014

Sheila Dolin Welch, 76, an NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame inductee and wife of cutting legend Buster Welch, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7. Her family held a private Graveside service at Cottonwood Flats Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the River of Life Church in Abilene.
Born in Wolf Point, Montana, Sheila acquired a love of horses from her grandfather Dolin, an entrepreneur and newspaper publisher who served on the board of the Wolf Point Stampede and counted Will Rogers and Charles Russell among his friends.

Local hoops schedule

December 10, 2014

Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater varsity girls will play at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV boys will play at Post tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater JV girls will play at Abilene High tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater freshman boys will play at Coleman tournament through Satur-day, Dec. 13.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ girls will host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 13.

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