November 9th, 2012
Hospital employees open canned food drive up for community participation
As Thanksgiving Day nears in just a couple of weeks, employees at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) are thinking about area residents who might not have the opportunity to enjoy a holiday dinner. In an effort to help those less fortunate, employee organizers are inviting the community to participate in their â€ś1,000 Cans of Caringâ€ť canned food drive.
Funeral services for Oddie B. Williams, 97, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church. Rev. Joseph Garnett and Rev. Claude McKiddy will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Williams died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his home.
Georgia Louise Sutton, age 71, of Abilene, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marcy Grun officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us If you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued seven citations and made one arrest on Nov. 7, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
â€˘ 500 block of E. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 900 block of E. 17th.
â€˘ Information â€” 400 block of E. Avenue D.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Anthony Wells, 35 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Nov. 7, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Traffic hazard â€”Â Highway 70.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Sweetwater JV girls play at Coleman tournament through Saturday, Nov. 10.
Sweetwater 7th grade teams play at Wylie, 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams play at Wylie, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen host Wylie, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV game has been cancelled.
Roscoe jr high plays at Roby (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV plays at Roby, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 5:30 p.m.
Highland varsity plays at Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m. (game originally was on Friday).
Highland JV game has been cancelled.
After a gutwrenching loss to Monahans this past week, Sweetwaterâ€™s football team must have two things happen Friday in order to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
First, Sweetwater must defeat Wylie, which not only has clinched a playoff spot but is the No. 2-ranked team in the state with a 9-0 record and is 4-0 in district play. Also, Sweetwater must hope that Snyder (1-3, 3-6) beats Greenwood (2-2, 6-3) which would make Sweet-water the districtâ€™s No. 3 team with a 3-2 record.
Highland has decided to play its 2012 season finale one day early.
The Hornets (0-2, 5-4) were to host Hermleigh â€” which is also 0-2 in district and 2-7 in district â€” at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
However, the schools decided earlier this week to move the game up to today at the same time, and also play in Hermleigh. The Highland-Hermleigh jun-ior high game will also be played at 5:30 p.m.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held their diabetes support group meeting on Tuesday afternoon, November 6, 2012 in the hospital classroom. The presentation given was "Reading Food Labels", given by Tasha Baxter, the Consumer Family Science agent with the Nolan County Extension Office.
When looking at the ingredients on a food label, they are usually listed by the heaviest and then descend. Diabetics should be wary if sugar or another form of sweetener is close to the top of the list.
The power of social media was ever-present during the 2012 election, as early results and projections came across television and computer screens on Tuesday evening.
And at the Sweetwater Reporter, we decided to join in on the fun and ask our Facebook friends what their thoughts were--as the coverage continued, when Ohio was projected for the incumbent president, and when the dust slightly settled on Wednesday morning.