Archive - Sep 2013

September 19th

Thelma Maye Adkins

September 19, 2013

Thelma Maye Adkins, 87, of Midland, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Maye was born June 17, 1926 in Fisher County, TX to Sarah Edna Ferrell Walker and William Dallas Walker. Maye attended school in Roscoe, TX and also attended Texas Tech College. She taught school in Sylvester, TX. Maye was married to Gerald Adkins on Feb. 18, 1956 in Midland, TX.
Maye was a long time employee of the Midland Reporter Telegram and also worked for the Odessa American.

Thursday's local weather forecast

September 19, 2013

Today, we have a 60% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rain. Expect cloudy skies with a high near 83 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances continue throughout the evening, with cloudy conditions in the area and a low around 69. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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September 18th

Enrollment up more than 23 percent at TSTC West Texas

September 18, 2013

Enrollment at Texas State Technical College West Texas has increased significantly this fall. As of Sept. 17, 2013, there are 1,282 students enrolled at TSTC West Texas. On this same date last year, the college had 1,041 students enrolled.
“Business, industry and the community rely on TSTC to meet the demand of a skilled technical workforce," said TSTC West Texas President Gail Lawrence. "We, at TSTC West Texas, have worked diligently to provide programs that meet the specific needs of the Big Country," added Lawrence.

City issues notice for proper brush and debris disposal

September 18, 2013

The placing of junk, brush and/or debris in the alley and/or street right of way is littering and subject to a fine not to exceed $200 in addition to refuse surcharges to be applied.

FSA announces acreage reporting dates for 2014

September 18, 2013

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. Please pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates below, as some dates have changed for 2014.
“In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Nolan County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline," said Cumbie.

Bishop honored by SISD board

September 18, 2013

A resolution honoring past Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) board trustee Wes Bishop was read during Monday night's school board meeting. Bishop served on the board for a decade, from 2000 to 2010.
He was praised for his commitment to and involvement in local education, along with his extraordinary performance and invaluable contributions to the district. The resolution also proclaimed Sept. 16 as Wes Bishop Day throughout Sweetwater ISD.

Free cholesterol screenings at local health department

September 18, 2013

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. To observe this, a free cholesterol screening sponsored by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be held on Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater.
Cholesterol can play a critical role in a person's health. It's important that all people know what their cholesterol level is and how it affects their risk of developing heart disease. People also need to learn about all risk factors for heart disease.

VFW supports troops overseas

September 18, 2013

Sweetwater V.F.W. Post 2479 donated a $100 check to assist a local military mother in her endeavor to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan.
Shown (from left to right) is Post Commander Lionel Mendez making the presentation to Minnie Cortez.

Manuela (Nellie) S. Aguilar

September 18, 2013

Manuela (Nellie) S. Aguilar, age 73, of Loraine, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Autley Hamilton

September 18, 2013

A memorial service for Autley Hamilton, 77, of Sweetwater and formerly of Burnet, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ with Reverend Jeremy Thompson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hamilton died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
He was born April 15, 1936, in Burnet. He married Bea Broadway in Burnet. Autley moved to Sweetwater from Burnet three years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired carpenter and painter.

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