Archive - Oct 2013

October 29th

Tuesday's weather for Sweetwater

October 29, 2013

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 79. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
We'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will increase to 60% after 8 p.m. Expect a nighttime low around 64 with south-southeast winds around 15 mph.
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October 28th

Library hosts special Halloween story hour

October 28, 2013

Norma Bonner was the special guest reader on Monday at the County-City Library, reading many Halloween books and leading children and parents in spooky songs. Those in attendance also enjoyed a Halloween craft and Halloween treats at the event.

Many fall activities this week

October 28, 2013

Many Halloween and fall events will be happening this week beginning on Tuesday. The following is a list of local events.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Trunk or Treat

Bennett named 2013 Elementary Teacher of the Year by Region 14

October 28, 2013

East Ridge Elementary School third grade teacher, Jimmy Bennett, was voted by his peers in Region 14 as the 2013 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
He, his wife Lesley and the principal of the school, Vicki Mayberry were recently in Austin for the awards ceremonies. Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams spoke at the ceremony and presented Mr. Bennett this prestigious award.

Robert Leon Haines

October 28, 2013

Military graveside services for Robert Leon Haines, 90, of Sweetwater will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. with Chaplain Charles Keogh officiating.
Visitation will be held all day Tuesday, Oct. 29, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Haines died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born Jan. 7, 1923 in Millard, NE. He married Ruth Pauline Schuster in Washington State. She preceded him in death in 1990.
Haines lived in Sweetwater the past 20 years. He was a self employed home builder.

Jose “Joe” Benigno Almanza

October 28, 2013

ROTAN — Jose “Joe” Benigno Almanza, 73, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.  
Rosary will be Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.

Carolee Patterson

October 28, 2013

Carolee Patterson passed away on Oct. 26, 2013 at the age of 72 years old.

Local weather for Monday

October 28, 2013

Today, we'll see areas of fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 77 and breezy conditions. Winds will be from the south southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
For tonight, we'll continue to see mostly cloudy skies, with a low around 65 and winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.

Health officials to have mock emergency exercise

October 28, 2013

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
In the event of an emergency, the Sweetwater Nolan County Health Department is responsible for providing mass vaccinations and medications (both oral and injectable) to the entire population of both Nolan and Fisher Counties. Whether it is a bioterrorist attack or a natural occurring pandemic, the health department must be prepared to medicate or inoculate all residents within 36 hours. Ongoing planning and practice is essential and required in order to protect the community in the event of a disaster.

Bahlman Cleaners begins local Coats For Kids drive

October 28, 2013

The cold season is approaching. Warm the hearts and hands of children by donating new or gently used coats and gloves. Since 2004, Bahlman Cleaners has collected over 1,000 gently worn winter garments for men, women and children who otherwise would be without one, according to owner Janice Pridemore. Bahlman's mission is simple: anyone in the region in need of a coats shall receive one if possible.

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