Archive - Oct 26, 2012

RELIGION: Fall celebrations planned at several local churches

October 26, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. Avondale Baptist Family will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Fall celebration for all children. It will be held on our church parking lot at 1405 Hoyt Street. We will have trunks with treats for the kids, cotton candy, pop corn and games. We are looking forward to this great time of fun with the children of our community.

Memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas on Nov. 1

October 26, 2012

A memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meek Blood Center will have bloodmobiles at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Sweetwater Spine Clinic from noon until 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 1413 Hailey.
According to information provided by Joe’s mother, Lee Cantu, Joe passed away on Nov. 26, 2007 after a 4 1/2 year battle with Ewing’s sarcoma. Joe received many blood transfusions during his treatment, and was grateful for each pint of blood he received.

Rep. King hosts legislative forum

October 26, 2012

State Representative Susan L. King, who represents District 71, held a legislative forum on Thursday morning, October 25 on the second floor of the Hall Law Firm.
The gathering opened with a brief discussion on the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session, which will begin on January 8, 2013. While they meet for only 140 days on odd-numbered years, an additional session can be requested. With six lawsuits, King said, the extended session is highly likely.

Garcia talks credit with students

October 26, 2012

Mark Garcia, Assistant Vice President of Loans at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater, visited with Sweetwater High School students in Nina Wilson's class.
Garcia spoke with students about the importance of being responsible with their credit. He explained what credit is, how to establish it and how to properly maintain it.
Garcia also explained to students what bad credit is and how it effects everything in their lives.

Emergency repair approved by hospital board

October 26, 2012

At the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to a generator rental agreement and repair estimate. The meeting was held on Monday night, October 22 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
As a result of a radiator leak, several companies have been examined to take on the task of removing the radiator and repairing it. The approved quote from Warren CAT stands at approximately $15,000, which will include a stand-in emergency generator.

Blotters for October 24, 2012

October 26, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.

The SPD received 33, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Forgery — Sweetwater area.
• Criminal mischief — Coral Cove.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Paige Morgan Kenas, 33, of Fort Worth — Theft by check.
• Mario Treviño, 40, of San Juan — Hidalgo County warrant.

Calls for service:

Bentura M. Salgado, Jr.

October 26, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Bentura M. Salgado, Jr., 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Salgado died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Greeley, Colo.

Mary Frances Johnson

October 26, 2012

Mary Frances Johnson, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ, with Jim Wilks and Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery in Palava, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

District football action will be in full swing today

October 26, 2012

With a mere three weeks left in the regular season, all four high school teams in Nolan County will finally be playing the games that really matter — the ones involving other teams in their districts — starting today.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are well into their district schedules, and both have important games in District 4-3A and District 7-1A, Div-ision II, respectively, that they may need to win in order to remain viable contenders for the state playoffs that will begin next month. Sweetwater (1-1) goes to Big Spring (0-2), while Roscoe (2-2) is also on the road at Gorman (1-3) today.

Sunday's weather for Sweetwater

October 26, 2012

Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 40, and eastern winds around 10 mph.
Learn what the forecast will be from this week at weather.gov.

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