Archive - Dec 2010
The Woodmen of the World Lodge #136 of Abilene recently donated many items to the Sunrise Villa senior citizen complex in Sweetwater as part of the Assist Our Community (AOC) project.
Kathryn and John Pendergrass of Sweetwater are members of the Abilene lodge and were the coordinators of this donation.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club weekly meeting last week had guest Helen Manroe, representative of Tenaska, as their program. She went into more details of what Tenaska is all about and the next steps for the project. These steps are to include finding a water resource for the plant, detailed engineering plans and to get the federal government to create a policy on what the value would be to catch carbon dioxide for a plant of this size. The Kiwanis Board also decided to donate $300 to a needy family for clothing and coats to brighten their Christmas holiday.
On Tuesday, Rep. Tom Craddick (Midland) filed House Bill 457 to amend the Charitable Raffle act to clarify that qualified organizations who host charitable raffles may promote the raffle in their E-mail newsletters and Internet websites.
Vance Robert Inman passed away Dec. Friday, 17, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas.
He was survived by his father, Timothy Inman; his mother, Rachel Inman; his sister, Katherine Inman; his brother, Thomas Inman of Amarillo, Texas; grandparents, Paul Chambers and Lynn Chambers of Atlanta, Ga., Charles Inman of Amarillo and Louise Inman of Abilene.
The Highland girls won, but the Sweetwater and Blackwell boys were unable to produce a victory in their final games prior to the Christmas holiday break.
The Sweetwater boys (5-8) lost at Andrews, 75-36, on Monday, continuing a slump that has seen the team drop seven of eight games after starting out 4-1.
Andrews jumped out to a 20-11 lead after one quarter, then really took charge as the hosts increased their lead to 46-15 at half-time and 60-24 after three periods.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated their collection of â€śDeck the Halls and Line the Walls.â€ť Grocery sacks filled with can food and staples for 13 needy families, along with gifts for 29 children in Christmas wrapped shoe boxes were personally delivered by congregational members during the week prior to Christmas. Standing by the Chrismon Tree with gifts and sacks are from left to right, Melvin and Nelda Walker and Doug and Jenene Taylor.
United Steel Workers #173, a local group, presented $300 to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center for their Angel Tree project. The Angel Tree provides gifts for children who were served this year at the advocacy center. Shown are Peggy Parrott, WTCAC employee, Steve Lujan, Michael Sanchez, Isidro Ramirez, President Christopher Garza, Paul Villanueva, Teresa Zarate, WTCAC employee and Robert Aguilar.
Mildred Nadean Lackey Knight, 92, was born Dec. 20, 1918 in Sapulpa, Okla. She graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1936 and married Gilbert B. (Gib) Knight on Aug. 24, 1936. During Gib's career with Halliburton, they lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois and Indiana. Mildred was a homemaker and loved caring for her family and serving her church and community.
Funeral services for Amy Dianne Teague Rainey, 37, of Trent, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ronnie Freeman and Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Sweetwater Cemetery. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, until service time at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rainey died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Sweetwater.
A private family graveside service for James Elmer Rainey, 37, of Trent and Sweetwater will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Ward Hayes and Rev. Ronnie Freeman officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rainey died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Nolan County.