September 18th, 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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ combined team hosts Wall, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ teams will be hosting Wall at 5:45 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Wall at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high and JV teams are open.
Highland junior high and JV teams at Sands at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high at Trent, 6 p.m. (JV is open)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater varsity vs. Wall (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity is open.
Highland varsity will host Sands, 7:30 p.m.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 69 and winds remaining in the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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On Wednesday, Texas State Technical College West Texas Vocational Nursing students will hold a TB clinic at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The TSTC students will be performing TB tests for more than 600 employees at the center. Coming up in October, TSTC has been invited back to the center to provide employee flu shots.
The following are area rain totals for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Oak Creek: 0.30 inches
Lake Trammell: 0.70 inches
Lake Sweetwater : 0.42 inches
Filter Plant: 0.23 inches
Booster B: 0.10 inches
Wastewater Plant: 0.17 inches
Well Field P.S.: 0.30 inches
CR 151: 0.63 inches
Oak Creek is 22.30 percent full and Lake Sweetwater is 22.10 percent full.
A concern was expressed about the establishment of gas meters in residential areas during the public input portion of September's city commission meeting.
Glenn Wortham shared that on McCaulley Street, between 12th and 13th streets, Atmos Energy were placing the meters on the curbs. He also showed pictures to the commission of the newly-erected meters.
This same type of situation took place in the past, but Wortham was informed that the company would discontinue the practice.
On Sept. 10, longtime Lion member Alton Pyburn was responsible for the program. His first thought turned to his own church pastor, Rev. Brian Brownlow who serves First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater.
Donnie Cornutt, a 21-year veteran of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), retired from the departmentâ€™s Mitchell County maintenance office on August 31. Cornutt began his TxDOT career in 1992 in the Nolan County maintenance section. At the time of his retirement, he served as Mitchell Countyâ€™s sign technician. Cornutt was a Champion resident for almost 40 years. He and his wife, Jarmila just moved to Ovalo after both of their retirements. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren.
Approval was given to continue with the funding opportunity presented by Texas Water Development Board toward the development of the Hunter Well Field and pipeline during the September meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
The board recently determined that no grants were available to the city but offered a mainstream loan for the well field development, which is more favorable than market certificates of obligation. City staff make the recommendation to move forward with the loan for the well field, which currently has three wells on chart.
The local Lions Club and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital are currently having a drive and collecting old and unused eyeglasses for the Lions Club International Recycle For Sight program.
Those wishing to donate may bring the eye glasses to the admissions desk at RPMH this week. Glasses will also be collected at the Wednesday lunch and learn program that will feature eye health.