BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Americans are a people of spectators. We sit and watch ball games, television programs and movies.Â This mind set has slipped into our churches where we hire pastors and staff and then show up on Sunday morning, sit with arms folded, and say, âOkay, show me what you got!âÂ Itâs like the family that visited the church and then at home the dad said, âThe preacher was too boring.âÂ The mom said, âThe music was too loud.â The teenager said, âThe youth were snobs,â but the little boy said, âI thought it was a pretty good show for a quarter.âÂ
This yearâs Sammy Baugh Classic began yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 30, as the Roscoe Plowboys challenged the DeLeon Bearcats. The Plowboys were defeated 38-6 at the game.
Jenny Johnson, MD, a sports medicine physician and a 2000 graduate of Sweetwater High School, has returned to the area to work at Texas Sport and Spine in Abilene.
Jenny graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University, achieving Departmental Honors in Neuroscience, and she knew that she wanted to pursue medicine. She then attended Texas Tech University School of Medicine where she was invited to join the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was voted âBest Personalityâ in her graduating medical class in 2008.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Aug. 29, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Burglary of a building âÂ 200 block of W. First.
â˘ Credit card abuse âÂ 1200 block of Grand.
â˘ Family violence assault/impede breath âÂ 1400 block of Hughes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Aug. 29, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ Preston Allen White, 23, of Merkel â Warrant/violation of probation.
Vela Hall Alexander Evans died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Hendrick Hospice. Memorial graveside services will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Restland Cemetery, in Gatesville, Texas. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater, Texas is in charge of arrangements.
CLYDE â Vivian Elease Brown Seaton, 82, of Clyde, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Bailey-Howard Funeral Home Chapel in Clyde. Burial will be in the Clyde Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the funeral home.
A 38-6 season-opening loss to De Leon on Thursday at the Sammy Baugh Classic wasnât what Roscoe was hoping for. But head coach Jonathan Haseloff still saw encouraging signs for his team, which is coming off an 0-10 season.
âIâm pleased with the way our kids performed for three quarters,â he said of his Plowboys, who trailed just 18-6 at halftime. âBut when we came out in the second half we just made some awful boo-boos, being young, and weâve got to stop doing that. But I thought we did some things well and a lot of our young kids really stepped up.â
Nolan Countyâs two six-man Hornet football teams begin the regular season today with hopes of showing much better results than a year ago when they combined for just four victories, with one of them coming as the result of a forfeit.
Highland is facing a tough opener against Motley County at Jaytonâs Gridiron Classic starting at 6 p.m. as it begins trying to improve on last yearâs season that ended at 3-7. The Classic is a three-day tournament that will feature a total of seven games. Motley County was the state runnerup in Divi-sion II this past season.
Friday's forecast will kick off a weekend of warm temperatures leading up to the Labor Day holiday. Today will be sunny with high near 97. Winds will be calm and then shift to the east-northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight we'll have a low around 72. Skies will be mostly clear, with winds east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will come from the south.
AUSTIN, Texas â During the Labor Day holiday period alcohol-related crashes killed fewer people in Texas last year than in any year since 2003.
But, state officials don't want this lower number to put Texans at ease. Law enforcement will still work thousands of overtime hours this month to crack down on drinking and driving during the holiday. The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail." campaign begins August 17 and runs through Labor Day.