Archive - Dec 3, 2013
Mayor Isaac Castro made it official recently by filing his candidacy for State Representative. Mayor Castro will oppose incumbent Representative Susan King in the March 2014 primary election. On another note, Mayor Castro addressed the Abilene Tea Party meeting recently held at the Cotton Patch Restaurant.
RPMH recently held their second annual food drive on Nov. 4-15.
1,429 food items were donated to the Gaylordâ€™s Pantry at First United Methodist Church. RPMH wishes to thank Wal-Mart and Lawrence Management for their generous contributions.
Pictured left to right are Terry Hendley-UMC Food Pantry representative and Scott Fortin-RPMH Community Outreach Team member and chair of the event.
A total of 412 toys were collected during the Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday that included many toys given from the second toy run. Also collected were donations in the amount of $100 from Debra Loven, $25 from Jessica Messersmith, $50 from Jeremy and Paige Wilks and another $517.23 in cash donations.
Distribution will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building with the Christmas party with Santa scheduled for 3:45 p.m. that day.
The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. This year, FFB will also host their annual Open House at this time, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.
Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank, located at 201 Elm Street.
Funeral services for Andrew Adam Olguin, 19, of Grand Prairie, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Everisto Granado will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Olguin died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Dallas.
Funeral services for Dennis John Wesley (D.H.) Hall, 54, of Abilene, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Elmwood Funeral Chapel in Abilene. Ronnie Woods will officiate and interment will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elmwood and McCoy Funeral Homes.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Highway 277 South, Abilene, Texas.
Hall died Monday, Dec. 2, 2103 at Abilene Regional Hospital.
Mary Reed Armstrong passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
She was born on March 6, 1928. She is survived by her two sons, Bob Armstrong and Sonny Armstrong; and two daughters, Judy Cardwell, wife of Roland Cardwell, and Bonnie Kimbrough, wife of Greg Kimbrough; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Mary, you are with God now.
No more pain and suffering.
This is where we all want to be someday;
this is what we pray for everyday.
Salado â€“ Tommy Glenn Hipp, 67, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AK.
Services will be a visitation at Broecker Funeral Home, Salado, TX on Dec. 3, 2013, from 4-5:15 p.m. A rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Salado. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, with a visitation starting at 8 a.m. Internment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery, Olften, TX on Wednesday, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. with military honors.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Sweetwater girls host Merkel â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Merkel â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe hosts Trent â€” JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls host Albany starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys host Irion County starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Westbrook starting at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Six football players from Sweetwater are on the all-District 4-3A first team.
A seventh player, defensive lineman Cory Mendez, was named District 4-3A co-newcomer of the year.
Four first teamers â€” quarter-back Kaegan Jeffrey, wide receivers Bray Amos and Kaleb Hoover and center Andrew Davis â€” were named on offense while two others â€” linebacker Mar-quees Jenkins and defensive back Isaiah McGee â€” were named on defense. In all, 18 Mustangs were honored.