Archive - Sep 9, 2013
Carroll Kearney, President of the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club (SRPC), presented Bearett Eckhardt, a student at Texas State Technical College, with a $1,000 scholarship Friday morning.
The SRPC has been giving Nolan County high school seniors scholarships for the past five years and to TSTC students for the past three years. Bearett was chosen based on his grades, need, application and resumĂ©, and plans for the future.
Pictured left to right are Kim Porter, admissions advisor, Bearett Eckhardt and SRPC President Carroll Kearney.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. The health department would like to say thank you to the hospital for their years of service providing free services to the public at the facility.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are, when, where or why the photo was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Funeral services for Milton R. Shirley, 88, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. James Baker will officiate and interment will follow at Slater's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Shirley died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at his home in Sweetwater.
Mrs. Dorothy Dell â€śDotâ€ť Gagnon Fournier, 75, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Transitional Health Services in Kannapolis.
There will be a private burial in Sweetwater, TX.
Mrs. Fournier was born October 21, 1937 in Worcester County, MA. She was one of six children of the late Leo E. Gagnon and Edelle Edith Brooks Stevens. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired as a Director of Nursing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Arthur Fournier, Sr.; daughter, Susan Fournier Cato; and a son, Robert Fournier, Jr.
Cub Scout registration will be held tonight, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the 4th & Elm Church of Christ youth center (in the back).
A free Cub Scout handbook will be given with registration. Registration fee is $6.25, and forms and fees will be collected this night.
For more information, contact leader Robert McCann at 325-933-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Council phone 325-677-2688.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southern winds around 5 to 15 mph.
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This Monday and Tuesday, Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater, respectively, will recognize a community member who has been very active, through the reading of proclamations. "Wes Bishop Day" on Tuesday will allow friends, family and the community to recollect on Bishop's achievements and involvement not only from a professional standpoint, but at a personal level.
For almost 36 years, Bishop served as the Director of Physical Therapy at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH). However, very serious health issues recently forced Bishop to step down and not return to work.
The Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District board of trustees, administration and staff would like to extend an invitation to the local community and surrounding area to attend the 2013 Open House for Roscoe Collegiate ISD on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the Roscoe Collegiate Special Event Center.
During a recent Sweetwater Kiwanis meeting, members were informed about an opportunity to reach out to a group that often goes overlooked.
Gonzalo "Speedy" San Miguel, Jr. has been a volunteer chaplain with the Texas Department of Corrections for the past 25 years. His ministry has allowed him to teach various Bible studies in Breckenridge, Sweetwater, Snyder, Colorado City, and most recently, in the country of Belize at the Belize Central Prison.