Archive - Dec 27, 2013
Several upcoming fundraisers have been planned for local resident Sheila Williams, who recently lost her house in a fire in mid-December.
One of the fundraisers will be held in Big Spring, while two benefits are scheduled to take place in Abilene.
Since the incident, Williams has been able to stay at a local hotel with her granddaughter, as she is the sole caretaker of the 21-month old girl. There was no insurance on the house, which was considered a total loss.
According to responders of the fire, the power had been turned off at the house. Thus, candles were burning in the house.
Marc Blackburn does not live in Sweetwater, nor has he ever lived in Sweetwater, but he sure does love this sweet city! According to his sister, Tanja Jennings, who resides in Nolan and works in Sweetwater, Blackburn â€” a resident of Keller, Texas â€” likes to represent Sweetwater wherever he goes. Jennings says that Blackburn has many Sweetwater shirts that he has purchased or have been given to him and his family as gifts. â€śHe comes in during the Rattlesnake Round-Up and always wants to pick out a new Sweetwater shirt. He just really loves it here.â€ť
Ben Russell Young, age 84, of Rockwall, TX, peacefully passed away Dec. 23, 2013. He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Baird, TX, to Raymond and Annice (Day) Young. Ben worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1951 to 1981 when he retired in Sweetwater. He then successfully operated a small business until moving to Rockwall to be closer to his children and seven grandchildren. Ben was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and gardener and loved all sports.
Robert B. Brown, 85, peacefully passed away on Christmas Day 2013 in Abilene, Texas.
Rosary will be Sunday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.
Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Abilene with Rev. Msgr. Frederick Nawarskas officiating.
Sweetwater High School Spanish Club students visited Nolan Nursing and Rehab this holiday season to bring Christmas cheer to residents and staff as they decked the halls, decorating doors and walls, as well as decorating a large Christmas tree. Shown are students (back row, from left to right) Victor Garcia, Jennifer Medellin, Cheyenne Smith, Taya Santiago, Kala Wofford, Angellica Collier, Karla Knight (nursing home activity director), Kaitlyn Thompson, Staci Galindo, (seated, from left to right) Katherine Toland, Tina Melendez, Tuff Saunders and Jenny Medellin.
Emmanuel Fellowship Church
We invite you to join us this Sunday at Emmanuel Fellowship Church. Our Sunday morning services are combined for the month of December, so we will meet together this week at 11 a.m. We will enjoy warm fellowship, dynamic worship, a life-giving message, as well as top-notch childrenâ€™s ministry and nursery care for children up to fifth grade.
This week, we will be preparing our hearts for the new year. Come join us to get things started right in 2014!
A community paper like the Sweetwater Reporter becomes part of the lives of those in the cities reached. Every family collects clippings of times when their children, extended family or loved ones are featured on a story or a photograph. This is what the Sweetwater Reporter strives to provide.
On Dec. 14, six students from the Sweetwater High School band traveled to Idalou High School for the All-Region Band auditions and all six students made the band.
Shown (from left to right) are Clay Kitchens-7th place trumpet, advanced to Area; Chase Scott-3rd place saxophone, advanced to Area; Alexis Martinez-17th place clarinet; Crysten Ivy-1st place clarinet, advanced to Area; Keegan Valdez-11th place clarinet, advanced to Area; and Steven Le-3rd place french horn, advanced to Area.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi Ligon announces applications for funding opportunities with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) are currently being accepted at the NRCS offices located at 103 West Florida.
Sweetwater's Maddie Jones looks for an opening while being guarded by a Colorado City defender in a recent game.
The Lady Mustangs will begin play in Anson's two-day basketball tournament on Friday.