April 5th, 2013
National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Texas National Bank recognizes the importance of financial literacy in the community and seeks to actively create a more secure financial future for the citizens of Nolan County.
Karina Garcia Cepeda, age 41, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at her residence.
It was her wishes to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home with Ron Chamberlain officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Karina was born on Aug. 13, 1971 in Sweetwater to Roberto Macias Cepeda and Juana Garcia Martinez Cepeda. She worked as a bookkeeper. She received her Associate's degree in applied science.
The Pioneer City-County Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Shelley Wachsmann, Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University.
In 1986, Dr. Wachsmann, working as nautical archaeologist for Israel, was called to the kibbutz Ginosar and the Sea of Galilee to take a look at a "possibly ancient" boat. The first ancient ship to be recovered from the Sea of Galilee, the boat is the type described in the Gospel as used by Jesus' disciples.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on April 4, 2013.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Harassment âÂ 700 block of E. New Mexico.
â˘ Theft âÂ 1800 block of Lamar.
â˘ Bigamy âÂ Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Sylvia Morales, 30 âÂ Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made two arrests on April 4, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ Randall Wayne Bradberry, 50, of Sweetwater âÂ Warrant/parole violation.
The Taste of Sweetwater is an annual event people of Sweetwater and the surrounding areas have come to enjoy. It is a chance for residents to sample foods from many local restaurants and other food establishments under one roof. This year, the event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-12.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites the public to join them on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express for their first youth night.Â Ministering will be the Aglow youth. Praise and worship will be led by Dallas McFaul. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. For more information, call 766-2245 or 338-8924.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Brownie Girl Scout Luz Cano will have the opportunity of a lifetime when she throws out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels game on Sunday, April 7.Â The lucky second grader from Blackwell was chosen out of thousands of girls from across the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council.
âLuz will turn eight on April 12, so this is a wonderful early birthday present,â said Norma Cano, Luzâs mom and troop co-leader.Â âWe are big baseball fans and this will be our first time attending a professional baseball game.â
Demolition of the McDonaldâs restaurant in Sweetwater began this week with the large playland toy coming down.
The new McDonald's is planning to have a new indoor toddler play area and games for children. The restaurant closed on March 31 and plans are to re-open in July or early August.
TSTC West Texas will be offering a new specialty certificate this fall, Downhole Tool Technician, pending approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Downhole Tool Technicians are in-demand locally due to the recent Cline Shale activity, as well as across Texas as shale operations continues to increase. According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, Texas today produces roughly 30% of the US natural gas and roughly 30% of US oil production. With the Cline Shale booming in West Texas, industry has expressed the need for qualified, trained technicians.
Dealing with loss can be difficult for anyone, but children can find it especially challenging. Hendrick Hospice Careâs Camp Courage offers a place of healing and hope for area children suffering a loss of a loved one through death, divorce or other painful transition. Registration is now open for the camp scheduled for Saturday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 4. The camp is offered for third through 12th graders and is held in Lueders.