November 9th, 2011
Funeral services for R.J. â€śToadâ€ť Monroe, 86, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Monroe died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Julian Lopez Reyes, 78, of Colorado City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Saint Annâ€™s Catholic Church. Father Michael Udegbunam will officiate. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
4 p.m. Update:
Day three of the Aubrey Phillip Childers case continued on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse. Testimony was heard from three local law enforcement officers who were involved in the case, and the jury saw the video interview of Mr. Childers with Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) Detective Sam Cunningham.
The second day of the Aubrey Phillip Childers case continued on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse with 32nd Judicial District Court Judge Glen Harrison presiding.
The Nolan County Election results are in and totals have been announced. The totals are as follows:
Mail In Votes
Pre Veterans Day activities for sisters from Sweetwater included a trip to Washington, D.C., meeting celebrity chef Paula Dean, touring Wounded Warrior facilities and assisting with a donation for the WASP Museum.
This past Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, â€śButter Queenâ€ť Paula Deen hosted a VIP event that included sisters Boo Nemir and Caroline Chorn.Â
Nemir and Chorn met with Deen after she appeared in the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show of D.C.
The ladies talked about the show and Deenâ€™s new book, The Paula Deen Southern Cooking BIBLE.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge 571 has an open called meeting Saturday, Nov. 12. A covered dish meal will be served at 6 p.m. with a meeting to follow. The meeting has been called to present the Golden Trowel Award to Glen Wortham and the Community Builder Award to the Woman's Forum.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 1, 2011: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and caneberries.
The WASP Museum will host a Veterans Day celebration, Run for the WASP, a benefit 5K run and 1.3 mile walk beginning at 1p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Cost is $25 per person and $20 for pre-registered students and military personnel. Cost is $25 on the day of the race for any runner or walker. Register by clicking on â€śRun for the WASPâ€ť button on the top right of the WASP Museum homepage (www.waspmuseum.org), print registration page and mail with entry fee to: National WASP WWII Museum, P.O. Box 456, Sweetwater, TX 79556. There will be awards for 10 year age groups.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Andrei Bovbenco, 24 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘ Ramona Martinez-Almanza, 57 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Paisley Shafer, 19 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Michael Adam Hernandez, 21, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/cruelty to non-livestock animals.
The overnight forecast for Sweetwater is clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 57. North northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.