November 13th, 2014
A memorial service for Peggy Wade Otwell will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at Avondale Baptist Church with Kevin Shipp officiating.
Funeral services for Willard G. McFaul, 85, of Roscoe, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
McFaul died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
You could say that making the move to District 2-4A Division II this year has paid off big for Sweetwater.
The Mustangs are not only in the playoffs for the first time in six years, but are 10-0 entering the post-season for the first time since 1997.
Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.
Today, November 13, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet in the Community Room of the County-City Library at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Glenn Dromgoole of Abilene, who will talk about 101 Essential Texas Books.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 32. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 25, with northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph shifting to southeast after midnight. Wind chill values will range between 16 and 21.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The driver of an 18-wheeler carrying a mixture of gasoline and diesel was transferred to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition on Tuesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled over on Highway 70 in Nolan County, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief and Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden. He was later transferred to a Lubbock Hospital.
Get all the details in Wednesday's edition.
Students are registering for the spring semester at Texas State Technical College. TSTC offers affordable, accelerated training for in-demand careers. TSTC Career Services provides assistance with resumes, interview skills and career placement. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 73% of jobs require an Associateâ€™s degree or less, while only 27% require a Bachelorâ€™s degree or more.
Apply at tstc.edu/spring15 or call 325.235.7300 today. TSTC has four campuses in the Big Country â€” Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held a special Lunch and Learn seminar this month on Tuesday as one of its employees recounted his personal military experience.
Read more in Wednesday's edition.
THURSDAY, NOV. 13
Roscoe junior high boys will play at Hamlin (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater vs. Perryton (Class 4A, Division II), 7 p.m., Canyonâ€™s Kimbrough Stadium.
Roscoe vs. Wink (Class 2A, Division II), 7 p.m., Big Springâ€™s Memorial Stadium.
Post vs. San Angelo Grape Creek (Class 3A, Division II), 7 p.m., Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl.
FRIDAY, NOV. 14
Highland vs. Crowell (Class 1A, Division I), 7:30 p.m., Ansonâ€™s Tiger Stadium.
After consecutive trips to Austin, Highland girls basketball coach Shea Baucom said goodbye to three starters â€” 6-1 Sierra Allen, 5-10 Beth Richburg and 6-0 Schyler Kimbrell â€” who were a key part of that ultra-successful two-year run.
Read more in Wednesday's edition in Sports.