November 5th, 2012
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
Today's weather is pleasant, with sunny skies and a high near 70. Winds from the north at 10 to 15 mph will decrease to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Gusts, however, could top out at 25 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 48 and calms winds. After midnight, they will become south-southwest at around 5 mph.
Learn more about your weekly forecast at weather.gov.
Kevin David Mueller, 23, died Thursday November 1, 2012 in Hiram, Georgia at his residence. He was born March 7, 1989 in San Angelo, TX. He moved to Roscoe in 1996. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Sweetwater, TX.
He was preceded in death by his mother Anna Lee Mueller April 2, 2011, uncle Steven Mueller, maternal grandfather, Roy Shiller, uncle Michael Shiller and aunt Janice Shiller.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made seven arrests on Nov. 1, 2012.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Aggravated assault â€” 900 block of W. Louisiana.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Breanna Havner, 19 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Jeremy Hays, 34 â€” Reckless driving.
â€¢ Diamond Gray, 25 â€” Engaging in organized criminal activity.
The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
The NCUW is a local organization that runs solely on pledges, led by a board of volunteers throughout the community who desire to impact the caring power of the community. Wendy Smartt serves as the group's Executive Director.
Donors to the Nolan County United Way can give a one-time donation through a payroll deduction or a quarterly basis, which allows the organization to impact thousands within the community through the nine agencies supported.