Archive - 2013
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To welcome the more than 300 people expected at J.P. Cowen Elementary Schoolâ€™s annual Fall Festival, ClearTalk Wireless will be handing out free giveaways including water bottles, small gym bags and 100 Whataburger certificates that are redeemable for one free Justaburger kidâ€™s meal. The certificates will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
The Fall Festival will run from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and will also include food, fun and games for the entire family.
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission will be hosting a Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Taylor County Expo Center- Round Building (170 Hwy 36, Abilene, TX 79602).
All veterans, active duty, and family members are invited to participate.
Make sure to bring your resume and other relevant documents with you.
The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female â€” one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.
The new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building was accepted by the city commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday morning at City Hall.
John Voller with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd explained that in the letter submitted to the city by the company, the building is in compliance of the specifications, although a few minor details are still being dealt with. Overall, the building is ready to be occupied--a good building that was constructed at a good cost.
Peter F. Sheridan, a local attorney, has announced his candidacy for Nolan County Judge.
He has practiced law in Sweetwater for almost 30 years and is familiar with the obligations and duties of the County Judge. He believes his experience as a practicing lawyer and knowledge of the County Court's various obligations will enable him to represent the citizens of Nolan County as County Judge.
Pictured are Peter F. Sheridan and Mark Hampton, Nolan County Democratic Party Chairman.
The Nolan County Commissioners met Tuesday morning for their regular monthly meeting.
A resolution was approved to apply for an Indigent Defense Formula grant for the 2014 fiscal year from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. According to Judge David Hall, the grant is funded by the state and totals about $20,000.
Approval was given to advertise for bids on a used computer from the District Judge's office. County Commissioners voted to leave the burn ban off for another two weeks as well.
Several applicants recently took the entrance exam for a place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, 11 applicants took the written exam and nine passed the test to go on to the physical agility test the next day.
Robert G. Allred, 82, of Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2013 at Clare Bridge in Everett, Washington.
Bob was born April 19, 1931 to Samuel and Vera Orbie Allred (Wood) in Sweetwater, Texas. He attended Sweetwater schools and graduated from Newman High in the class of 1949. He married Betty J. Long ofÂ Roby on April 23, 1955, in Kansas City, Missouri and together they raised three sons.
Funeral services for Walter "Fred" Wilson, 84, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kary Frye officiating. His body will be cremated under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Wilson died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in Sweetwater. He was born April 6, 1929 in Mayetta, Kan. He married Anne Williams on July 29, 1995 in Denver, Colo.