April 2nd, 2014
Funeral services for Jessie E. Young, 83, of Breckenridge will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. His nephews Cooper Young and Wayne Brown will officiate. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Young died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Villa Haven Nursing Home in Breckenridge.
He was born Feb. 12, 1931 in Bailey County, Texas.
Everett L. Williams, alias â€śJelly Beanâ€ť on the baseball field and basketball court in his youth and â€śGrasshopperâ€ť on the tennis court in his senior years, â€śfought his last dragonâ€ť at age 101 by trouncing his son and daughter at dominoes only a few days before the end of his earthly existence.Â
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the southwest around 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 57 and southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center is fast approaching their Annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet. This year the banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex and will have a guest speaker. Each year the WTCAC hosts the Child Abuse Awareness Banquet in an effort to raise the funds needed to support child abuse victims in the counties of Nolan, Scurry Mitchell, Fisher and Borden.
The mission of West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event. Started nine years ago, the NCF has already awarded 199 Nolan County graduating seniors $1,000 each to begin their college careers at any Texas college or university.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, at the building located at 317 Oak Street. The Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center provides the first step in the healing process for children and their families, said spokesperson Teresa Zarate.
Last year, a total of 570 children from Nolan, Fisher, Mitchell, Scurry and Borden counties received services from the center.
The centerâ€™s mission is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2479 recently made a donation to Sweetwater Little League.
Shown is Crystal Rea accepting the check on behalf of the organization from VFW Post 2479 Commander Lionel Mendez.
Eight athletes from Nolan County, along with Highland coach Shea Baucom, today received Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country basketball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
The top All-Big Country honors went to Highlandâ€™ senior post Sierra Allen, who was selected the Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country girls MVP, and Baucom, who is the All-Big Country Coach of the Year. Baucom also won the honor in 2013 from the Reporter-News.
Receiving All-Big Country girls honorable mention were Hannah Allen, Madi-son Moseley and Beth Rich-burg of Highland and Eva Aguayo of Roscoe.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and winds from the north at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the afternoon, and we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.
Those rain chances will decrease to 10% before 7 p.m. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 64 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors of the class of 2014 an opportunity to apply for the NCBR Annual Scholarship. To students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.