Archive - Dec 2010
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held its monthly chamber coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Calvin and Company Real Estate, LLC, located at 1408 E. Broadway.
Even though the dreidel and the Adam Sandler song have made Hanukkah into a festive holiday that is often poked fun at, the Jewish holiday's inception has a dark origin dating back thousands of years ago.
A war in 165 B.C. against the Jews and the Hellenist Syrians begins the story. The Greek king of Syria, Antiochus, had banned the Jews from partaking in their rituals, forcing them to worship the Greek gods. The Holy Temple had been taken and dedicated to the Greek god Zeus for his worship. Fueled by anger, the majority of the Jews made the decision to fight back.
Weldon D. Peeples, 78, of Big Spring, died on Tuesday, Nov.30, 2010, in a local hospital. In honor of Weldon's request, there will be no memorial service for him.
He was born on Aug. 15, 1932, in Roby, Texas. He served for four years in the United States Navy and retired from the appraisal district in Big Spring.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Barbara Peeples of Harrisonville, Missouri; and one sister, Gracie Williams of Roby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sabra Peeples; one brother, Milton Peeples; and one sister, Ramona Peeples.
A graveside service for Tyra Scott, infant daughter of Robyn Woody and Frank Scott, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Scott died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. She was born Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 in Sweetwater.
These six Roscoe players were named to the academic all-district football team:
Adan Aguayo, Sr.
Austin Carrasco, Sr.
Cody Graham, Sr.
Corey Hatcher, Jr.
Collin Smith, Sr.
Caden Smith, Sr.
A total of 17 Roscoe athletes have earned recognition on the All-District 7-A, Division II football team, with two of them earning top honors and six others making the first team.
Senior Caden Smith was chosen as the districtâ€™s overall MVP after accounting for over 2,000 yards during the regular season as the Plow-boysâ€™ starting quarterback and also leading the team in tackles on defense.
Smith rushed for a team-high 1,305 yards and 18 touchdowns, and also threw for 851 yards and five TDs while on defense, he had 109 tackles and recovered five fumbles from his linebacking position.
Representative Susan L. King will be visiting several locations in District 71 on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, to meet with constituents and tour some areas of interest in the Big Country.
On Monday night, Nov. 29, the Nolan County District Board of Directors met for its regular session at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Various approvals were made during the meeting, including the minutes from the previous meeting. However, the board did make a decision to table an approval of the financing of building improvements until more research was conducted. It was reported that there was a discrepancy in the two schedules and investments that were not clarified before the meeting took place, prompting concerns about the interest rates.
No injuries were reported and no transports were made from a wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on the corner of E. Arizona and Campbell Street.
The Roscoe DARE program role models and students participated in a culmination ceremony to celebrate a great year. Daren the Lion made an appearance at the ceremony and Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner was the guest speaker at the event. Also shown is Angie Collier, Nolan County DARE officer.