Archive - Nov 11, 2013
Doug Sitter State Farm, located at 208 Lamar Street in Sweetwater, will be hosting two free seminars this week. "With so many changes right now in health care we wanted to offer some information on what the future holds and how we can help," said Doug Sitter, State Farm agent.
The Sweetwater VFW Post 2479 Nolan County Honor Guard hosted its annual Veteransâ Day flag-raising ceremonies honoring all veterans on Monday morning.
Coffee and donuts were served starting at 6:15 a.m. and the flag raising took place at 6:30 a.m. Judge Tim Fambrough was the guest speaker.
Shown are Tommy Millett, Doc Pietzsch, Lowell Corley, Richard Posey and Lionel Mendez during the ceremony.
On this Veterans' Day, we take time to remember all the men and women who serve and continue to serve our nation in the name of freedom. While their bond is strong during combat, the unity remains years later, as one local veteran proved that to assist one family in learning the full story of a family member lost during World War II.
The WASP Museum (Womenâs Air Service Pilots) hosted runners of all ages Saturday afternoon for their annual Run for the WASP. The WASP run is an annul fundraiser benefitting the museum and honoring the women who served as WASPs.
Men and women competed in a 5K run, while others could walk a mile to show support.
Jodie Michelle Adkins, 42, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Terry Wayne Davison, age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
M.J. Robison, 76, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Robison was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Graveside services for Gerald Dorey âJerryâ Runyard, 94, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Mark White, his grandson, will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Runyard died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1919 in Antioc, Illinois. He married Peggy Lois Smith on Nov. 8, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico.
Today's weather will be partly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect increasing clouds to come into the area, with a low around 38 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast after midnight, and we'll also see a 20% chance of rain after that time.
Learn more at weather.gov.
MONDAY, NOV. 11
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Big Spring (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ girls host Big Spring (season openers) at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland 7th grade boys and junior high teams host Westbrook (season openers) starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys will host Haskell (season openers) at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls will host Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls will host Wichita Falls Hirschi, 5 p.m.