Archive - Dec 2010
James Harry Jenkins, 86, of Roscoe, Texas passed away on December 12, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, Texas.
He was born July 29, 1924 in Bonham, Texas. He married Mable Ward in 1972, in Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred, in 1970, second wife, Mable, on Oct. 28, 2009, a daughter, Betty Jane Gerber and his brothers, David, Paul and Robert.
Margaret G. Landers
Funeral services for Margaret G. Landers, 87, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Rev. Chris Rodriquez officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Landers died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to the Ministerial Alliance Brown Bag program. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Ward Hayes (right) this assistance, Jerry Riggs (left), President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.
Shermco Industries, an industry leader in electrical safety, maintenance and repair, has recently ascended to number 23 on the Dallas Business Journalâ€™s Dallas 100 Fastest Growing Companies list.
Sweetwater Christian School held their annual silent auction and Christmas program on Tuesday evening at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall where many gathered to see an elaborate performance.
Santa Claus made a stop at the Sweetwater Goodfellows Christmas party on Friday to hear what each child wanted for Christmas. Shown above with Santa are Roman Lopez, Ayzon Lopez and Taylor Shamblin.
Many local businesses donate their time each year at the Sweetwater Goodfellows Christmas party. Shown above is Mark Garcia with First Financial Bank filling balloons for children who attended the Christmas party. Also shown from FFB are Jason Gazaille and Renee Garcia. Children also received an envelope containing $1 at the party from FFB.
Above, Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office deputies Angie Collier and Eli Cunningham, along with Sweetwater Goodfellows coordinator Billie Johnston assist a customer with items at the Sweetwater Goodfellows toy and food distribution on Saturday.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows held their food and toy distribution on Friday, helping 208 families and over 700 people with Christmas toys for children of Nolan County that they might not have otherwise. Each child received three toys and each family received a bag of food, a Brookshireâ€™s gift card and a free hen from Brookshireâ€™s. Many volunteers contributed their time at the distribution and Christmas party.
A blood drive that will benefit Meek Blood Center and the Nolan County Welfare Office Food Pantry will take place on Monday, Dec. 20. Meek Blood Center will have two bloodmobiles parked at the Nolan County Courthouse from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Donors are asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items to the blood drive. In return, those who donate blood will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a $5 Sonic gift card.