Archive - Nov 2013
During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to increase the authorized number of reserve deputies (non-paid) in the Sheriff's Office from four to six.
Sheriff David Warren stated that recently, more people have stepped up to serve in this role. While they serve on a voluntary basis, the non-paid reserve deputies take part in the full academy, just like a paid deputy.
As a result, the reserve deputies have the same power and authority. However, the decision to increase the number was required to go before the commissioners for approval.
Local Girl Scouts and Nolan County Girl Scouts Service Unit #722 showed their appreciation to the Sweetwater Municipal Band recently by giving each member a coffee mug.
The band performed at the Meet and Greet Under the Oaks event at Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains Camp Boothe Oaks.
Shown are Girl Scouts Ava Headstream and Lucy CastaĂ±eda donating the mugs to some of the members including Billy Weems, Landa Clay, Rudy Rivera, Bill Tinsley, David Jones and Clifford Ashley.
Memorial graveside services for Elizabeth â€śLibbyâ€ť Sylvest, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Rev. Brian Brownlow will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Sylvest died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Abilene Regional Hospital.
She was born July 12, 1927 in Clarksville, TN. She married Robert Ray Sylvest on Oct. 31, 1946, in Franklinton, LA.
Funeral services for Tanjua K. Clapper, 56, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Clapper died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1957, in Sweetwater. She married Mel Clapper on July 12, 1996 in Sweetwater.
Sandra Joyce Tucker, 69, of Potosi, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Burial will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of Northâ€™s Funeral Home. Services will be at Potosi Baptist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Keith Clifton officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the church.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Sweetwater freshman boys will host Wall, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater girls will play at Abernathy â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls at Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Hawley starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys will play at Winters starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams host Jayton starting at 6 p.m. (season opener for varsity boys)
SATURDAY, NOV. 30
Wolfforth Frenship vs. North Richland Hills Birdville (Class 4A, Division I regional playoff), 4 p.m., Mustang Bowl, Sweetwater.
Today will be sunny with a high near 45. Winds will be breezy with a north northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 29 and a northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.
Forming nearly four years ago in their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, The City Harmonic went from anonymity to widespread acclaim with their major hit â€śManifesto,â€ť headlining tours across North America and gathering numerous awards along the way.
The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female â€” one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.