Archive - 2014
All are invited to enjoy some Christmas spirit and attend the Sweetwater Municipal Bandâ€™s Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium.
Band Director Billy Weems said the band and its sub-elements like the Mistletoe Brass will play mostly traditional, upbeat Big Band songs, including â€śSilver Bells,â€ť â€śWinter Wonderland,â€ť Let it Snow,â€ť Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,â€ť This Christmas,â€ť and â€śMerry Christmas Darling.
See the full story in our weekend edition.
Betty Lou Rose Wortham, 78, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, after an extended illness. She had been under the care of Sweetwater Healthcare Center, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and Hendricks Hospice in Sweetwater. Her family will hold a private service this week, and a public memorial service and celebration of life will be announced in January 2015.
Lois Virginia (Wales) Faver, a long-time resident of Sweetwater, died peacefully the early morning of Dec. 11, in Baytown, TX. She had just celebrated her ninety-first birthday.
Military graveside services for Bobby James Heller, 85, of Richland Hills, TX, will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Slater's Chapel Cemetery in Nolan, performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. The service will be officiated by Rev. Billy Oliver on Nolan. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons).
Read Friday's edition to learn more.
The Christmas season is in full swing, and among all the decorations will be one holiday staple: the poinsettia.
In Colorado City, Neff's Nursery and Greenhouses offer a wide variety of poinsettias. While most people opt for the traditional red plant, the area provider also has poinsettias in pink, white and jingle bell--red speckled with white, among others.
Read more in Friday's edition.
Chris Stevens, Kiwanis Club Vice President, representing the Kiwanis Club, is shown with Brandi Sitter with Doug Sitter State Farm, Kelsey Zimmerman, Executive Director of West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) and Peggy Parrott with WTCAC.
The Kiwanis Club donated $200 toward toiletries during a drive held at Doug Sitter State Farm. The remainder of the toiletries were donated by Doug Sitter State Farm and the community.
Cameron Tanner Alldredge passed away on Monday, Dec. 8 in Lubbock, Texas.
He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and was the seventh of nine children. He was the peacemaker in the family, and greatly loved. He was kind and loving, with a beautiful smile and cheerful spirit. Cameron attended junior high in Sweetwater where he played football. His eighth grade team was undefeated and not scored upon. Cameron went on to attend and graduate from Roby High School, playing football and being a friend to all.
Lois Virginia (Wales) Faver, a long-time resident of Sweetwater,Â died peacefully the early morning of Dec. 11, in Baytown, TX.Â She had just celebrated her ninety-first birthday.
Mrs. Faver was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Florence, Texas, where she grew to adulthood. Her parents were Prosper Adams and Alice Ruth (Taylor) Wales, both of whom preceded her in death.