Archive - Dec 11, 2012
Although the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium is over 80 years old, it continues to be a viable part of the community, serving as the location of the Miss Snakecharmer pageant and Municipal Band Christmas concert every year, as well as a venue for a variety of musicians and performers and community events. In fact, the buildingâ€™s age brings a lot of character and beauty to it that it wouldnâ€™t have otherwise.
Students from Emmanuel Fellowship Youth Ministry are going out every night to â€ścaneâ€ť houses.
The holiday equivalent to â€śFlamingo Flockingâ€ť, the Youth Ministry is fundraising the entire school year to raise money to send a group of 24 students and four adults to Rockaway, New York - a rural community hit hard by Super Storm Sandy.
The group will be in Rockaway from June 7-17, 2013 working with Next Step Ministries to help people clean out and rebuild their homes, as well as share the gospel.
The county commissioners approved two appointments to the County-City Library Board during their meeting held on Monday morning, December 10, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Cherry Green of Blackwell and Brenda Stirl of Roscoe will be replacing Ame Monroe and the late Charles Roberson, respectively, on the board.
In addition, several bonds were approved during the meeting for county personnel.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 17 arrests from Dec. 7-9, 2012.
The SPD received 97, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of E Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft class x2 â€”Â 900 block of W Arizona/200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Aggravated sexual assault of a child â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct fighting â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1200 block of Coral Cove.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 1300 block of Burch.
â€˘ Burglary of a residence â€”Â 500 block of Ave B.
Funeral services for Lou Ann Humphreys, 68, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Humphreys died Monday, Dec. 10, at her home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
The colder weather is still with us today, with sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds from the south at 5 mph will become north-northeast in the morning hours.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 26 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south.
Remember: keep those pipes, plants and pets protected during a hard freeze! Keep an eye on your local skies by visiting weather.gov now.