Archive - 2013
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.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 53 and southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas. Come and learn about the services that DAC offers.
The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up a direct line with Santa Claus and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, kids will be able to call and talk to Santa.
Numbers to call are 325-236-5812 and 325-338-5326.
Brookshire Grocery Co. stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas began the 32nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive recently.
Approximately 150 Brookshireâ€™s and Super 1 Foods stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries and other volunteer groups to distribute food to families who need assistance.