March 23rd, 2013
Emilia Sanchez Martinez, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at an Abilene hospital.Â Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Rotan.Â Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â A Rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.Â Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In John 11 we read of the death of Lazarus and how Martha and Mary were standing at the tomb mourning the death of their brother. Christ arrives and Mary says, âLord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.â This troubled Christ and he wept. He wept, not over the death of Lazarus for he knew what was about to happen, but for the unbelief of the people. Later Martha and Christ are at the tomb, and she expresses her belief in the resurrection. Christ takes a moment to move that belief from doctrinal to personal when he says, âI am the resurrection.â
A live music performance will be held this weekend at the Texas Theatre featuring a solo performance by Kenny Maines of Lubbock. Born in Lubbock, to James and Edith Maines, Kenny was the third of a total of five siblings in the Mainesâ household. Music was a major part of most family gatherings and that tradition continues today. James Maines, along with his older brother, Raymond or âSonnyâ and younger brother, Wayne formed the original Maines Brothers Band in the late 1950s.
At the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) golf tournament tomorrow, participants will take part in a hobby they enjoy as they remember a dear friend who, for many years, joined them at the Sweetwater Country Club on many occasions.
This year's golf tournament/fundraiser is being held in honor of the late Charles Roberson, a former board member of the NCUW who passed away in July 2012 at the age of 85.
Roberson served on the NCUW board for over ten years. For three of those years, he worked alongside Lonna Walker, a past NCUW board member.
The National Association of Social Workers begins its annual celebration of one of the nation's largest professions this month. March is National Professional Social Work Month and this year's theme, "Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy," emphasizes the value of using personal strengths and self-advocacy to manage serious life challenges.
"Social workers strive every day to help millions of people function better in their environments," says NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH. "They also work to change environments that may limit individuals, families and communities."
Kristie Young received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1989. She became a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker in 1992.
Young is currently the Medical Social Worker at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. Since joining the hospital in October of 2011, she began the hospital's first Caregiver Support Group. She arranges for monthly speakers for the group and facilitates a time for family caregivers to find needed support and encouragement.
Several recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued four citations and made seven arrests on Mar. 20, 2013.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ James Jones, 25 âÂ Public intoxication/resisting arrest.
â¢Â Male juvenile, 15 âÂ Criminal mischief/terroristic threat.
â¢Â Josan Blythe, 46 âÂ Criminal trespass.
â¢Â Maxine Montes, 28 âÂ Theft/drug paraphernalia.
â¢Â Male juvenile, 15 âÂ Runaway.
â¢Â Terry Amos, 46 âÂ Criminal trespass.
â¢Â Ricardo Canales, 41 âÂ Warrant.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Black-well varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, noon.
Sweetwaterâs Donald Baker competes at boys state meet, Abilene.
Roscoe varsity teams are at Roby meet.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team resumes District 4-3A action today. The Mustangs, who began District 4-3A play by beating Greenwood on Tuesday, will play at Big Spring (also 1-0 district) at 7 p.m.
Seated from left are Cory Mendez, J.P. Poe, Gabriel Melendez, Shawn Campbell, Quentin Wetsel; kneeling, Cole Maxwell, Greg Aiken, Ryan Linebaugh, James Clift; standing, coach Tony Cortez, coach Dane Bennett, Stephen May, Kaleb Hoover, Hayden Reeves, Dylan Bennett, coach Chad Copeland, and head coach Roland Herrera. Players Sean Morrow and Nick Nemir are not pictured.