Archive - Jun 2013
Thomas Lee Donohoo III (Tis),Â 66,Â of Mission, TX,Â died on June 14, 2013.Â HeÂ passedÂ away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loved ones.Â T.L. was bornÂ in Hobbs, N.M. on Nov. 10, 1947.Â He was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He was married to Beth Rash Donohoo from August of 1968 until her passing inÂ 1992.Â HeÂ honorably served in theÂ United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972.Â Mr.Â Donohoo was employed by Lackâ€™sÂ Furniture for over 30 years.Â He was an avid huntsman, boatman and artifact collector.Â He also had a passion for reading and learningÂ that influenced all who knew him.Â T.L.
Lydia Marie Kafer Althof passed away on June 21, 2013, surrounded by her loving family following a long and valiant battle with Alzheimerâ€™s. She was born July 25, 1914 in Hurnville, Texas to Karl and Anna Kafer.
She married Richard Emil Althof on Nov. 4, 1934. After living many years in country, they moved to Roscoe, Texas in 1982. They celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Her treasures in her life were her family, the First Baptist Church in Roscoe, her love of God, her home and flower gardens.
Shown (at left) is the newest inductee of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, Larissa Place.
She is pictured receiving her membership certificate and club pin from Mitch Moore, president of the local Kiwanis chapter.
The 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown is coming to Nolan County. KXOX AM/FM will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion. Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special.
Shown (at left) is a recent inductee of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, Belinda Serrano.
Mitch Moore, president of the local Kiwanis chapter is shown giving Serrano her membership certificate and club pin.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), the sales tax entity that is responsible for economic development in Sweetwater, will be hosting a â€śCline Shaleâ€ť public forum for those interested in learning more about the Cline Shale Oil Play and how it affects West Texas.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department awarded Roscoe Collegiate High School graduate Alura Renteria with this year's Floyd L. Smith Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500.
Renteria received her Associate's degree in general studies and pre-law through the collegiate high school and plans on obtaining both her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in criminal justice at Angelo State University in San Angelo.
Shown making the presentation is Sweetwater Police Department's Sergeant Matt Counts.
Roby High School FFA Chapter and Fisher County 4-H will now be able to better serve the community, thanks to the support of local farmer, Jeremy Terry, and Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Communities.
A one-day closure for both main lanes of westbound I-20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 27 for ongoing work to replace the bridge that was damaged after a collision in September 2012.
The closure was originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, but is now planned for the following week due to an unavoidable delay from a material supplier.
Westbound I-20 will be closed early in the morning on June 27 to allow crews to place beams on the new structure. All interstate lanes are expected to be open by June 28.