Archive - Feb 2012

February 20th

Dwayne Watson

February 20, 2012

Trent — Dwayne Watson, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Trent First Baptist Church with Reverend Ronnie Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery in Fisher County, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Five chosen to participate in all-star games set for Abilene

February 20, 2012

A total of five seniors from Nolan County high schools have been chosen for Fellowship of Christian Athletes games that will be played June 2 in Abilene.
Taylor Jones and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater and Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will play for the North team at the FCA Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game that kicks off at 7 p.m. June 2 at Shotwell Stadium.
Roscoe’s Jacinda Mora-les, meanwhile, has been chosen to play for the North team at the FCA girls basketball game that tips off at noon June 2 at ACU’s Moody Coliseum.

February 18th

One more time

February 18, 2012

2011 Miss Snake Charmer Laney Wallace decapitates a rattlesnake at Media Day on Friday.

Yummy!

February 18, 2012

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Kathleen Campbell skins a rattlesnake with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Pascual Ortiz.

Say Cheese!

February 18, 2012

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laura Duclos gets photographed with a rattlesnake around her neck with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers.

Jaycees preparing for Round-Up

February 18, 2012

Media Day for the Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Sweetwater Jaycees barn.
During the event, Jaycees showed the 2012 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants a demonstration of milking a rattlesnake. Jaycees were on hand to answer questions from the contestants about the snakes while helping the girls interact with the rattling reptiles.
The 2011 Miss Snake Charmer winner, Laney Wallace, began the annual tradition of decapitating and skinning the rattlesnakes, which led the way for this year's pageant contestants to also partake in the custom.

Leona Brown

February 18, 2012

FORT WORTH — Leona Brown, 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Funeral services took place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Interment followed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Leona McFaul Brown was born April 8, 1922, in Kaufman County to Clyde and Ada McFaul. She graduated from Roscoe High School and attended Texas Tech University. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dillard Brown.

Emmanuel Fellowship to host free concert

February 18, 2012

If you’re not doing anything Monday night, Feb. 20, you might consider heading over to Emmanuel Fellowship Church located at 1419 Hailey Street for what’s sure to be a fun night. The Christian rock alternative band A Road Less Traveled from Lubbock, TX will be performing a free concert for all ages. A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2012 with new single release and music video of “Break My Fall” set for Feb. 23.

Goodwill to move to new location

February 18, 2012

In spite of some changes, the Sweetwater Goodwill is still taking donations at its current store while working toward the opening of a new location.
On the company's blog post from Wednesday morning, February 8, 2012, the Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was "temporarily closed due to major repair work.”
According to Goodwill-West Texas president Cindy Haley, the building--an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years--and roof were in dire need of repair.

Nolan County Hospital District to hold election

February 18, 2012

An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 12, 2012 for the purpose of selecting three (3) directors for the Nolan County Hospital District (District 1, 3 & 5).
Por la presente se ordena que se llevara a cabo una eleccion el 12 de Mayo, 2012 con el proposito de: elegir tres (3) directoras del condado de Nolan al Districto del Hospital (Districtos Uno, Tres, & Cinco).

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