Archive - Nov 5, 2010
The Flower Box, located at 608 E. Third Street, hosted the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event on Wednesday. Shown above enjoying coffee are Peggy Parrott and Teresa Zarate with the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center and Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley.
A graveside service for Otto Byrns (O.B.) Freeman, Jr., 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Freeman died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
Highlandâ€™s junior high football team tries to finish its season today against Hermleigh with a two-game winning streak after picking up its first district victory, 47-13, this past week against Aspermont.
Kevin Box had touchdown runs of 15 and 48 yards and returned an interception 20 yards for another score for Highland (1-1 district, 4-4 overall). Shelby Howard, Tracer Jones, Matthew Leyba and Jeremy Hall also had scoring runs for the Hornets. Howard kicked two extra points and Branson Thomas had an extra point run. Howard was the top rusher with 77 yards on two carries.
Three Nolan County football teams come into Fridayâ€™s season finales with hopes of ending on a positive note. But for one of them, a win assures another game next week and a whole new outlook with the start of postseason play.
Thanks to a 33-12 win over Ralls, Roscoe is on the verge of claiming a 13th straight playoff berth as the No. 3 team from District 7-A, Division II. The win improved the Plowboys to 2-2 in district.
It takes a lot to stop a good cause.
The Nolan County United Way Halloween on the Green may have started out rainy, but it didn't end that way.
Teams had their tee-time pushed back a couple of hours, but once they got started nothing was stopping them. There were a total of 16 teams playing for the cause.
The West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is hosting the sixth annual family caregiver conference, Taking Care of You Too! on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. In observance of National Family Caregivers Month*, this conference is designed to provide support, recognition, and encouragement to family caregivers across the 19 county West Central Texas region.
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 7. All clocks will need to be set back one hour. The standard time to change clocks, according to the Daylight Saving Time Web site, is at 2 a.m. The 2 a.m. changeover was chosen to ensure as little disruption as possible. At this time, most people are at home and when train travel was a major factor, the fewest trains were running at this time. The early morning time also prevents the time change from changing days, which would happen if the change occurred at midnight or 1 a.m.