July 12th, 2014
He was known to family and friends as Woody and was born Nov. 7, 1949. He died July 7, 2014.
He married Susan McFaul in July 1980. The true love of his life was with him during the last days.
He is survived by nephews, Willie, Charlie and Randall Cunningham; sister-in-law, Nell Cunningham; many friends including his best, Gary Watson and Christine Parsons.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Woody Sr. and Mabel Cunningham; brother, Pete Cunningham; and aunt, Alice Miller.
He was loved and will be greatly missed.
Members of the community are staying cool this summer and students are enjoying time off from school by visiting the Sweetwater Municipal Pool. The pool opens every year on Memorial Day weekend and stays open until the day before school starts back up. This year, that day is August 24. Days and hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and the cost is $2 per person. Family nights are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for $5 per family or $2 per person. The city pool is also available for party rentals, Friday through Monday.
The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public outreach meetings to inform Texans about the availability of cost-effective, efficient passenger transportation services, as well as gather comments from people on what services are needed in the rural communities around Abilene. If you currently use public transit, are thinking about using public transit or would like more information on public transportation services in your community, feel free to attend the meeting.
This Sunday, July 13, Evangelist Joe Schmidt will be the guest speaker for the 10:50 a.m. service and the 6 p.m.
This afternoon isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected according to the National Weather Service. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight expect isolated showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., recently announced the promotion of Orlando Lara to Vice President and Consumer Lender in Sweetwater.
â€śWith his lending background and expertise, Orlando will make a great addition to our lending team and to our community,â€ť said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Sweetwater Region.
The Texas National Bank Board of Directors is proud to announce the hiring of Chris Bibb as Senior Vice President in the bankâ€™s Sweetwater location. The announcement was made by Bill Johnson, President and CEO.
As Senior Vice President, Bibbâ€™s primary responsibilities include servicing existing customers and developing new relationships in Nolan County and the surrounding communities while also assisting in the overall management of the bankâ€™s loan and investment portfolios.
Sweetwater ISD is now offering a tuition-supported pre-kindergarten program (Pre-K) at the Southeast Elementary campus. Here are some facts about the program:
â€˘ Children must be three years of age on or before Sept. 1 to register.
â€˘ Children must fit the profile of a regular education student. Special Education students are served in the district through the appropriate placement.
â€˘ This is an educational program taught by a certified teacher.
Marselina S. Martinez, age 73, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South southeast wind around 15 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.