With a great headliner, great sponsors and wonderful donors, this yearâ€™s 42nd annual West Texas Rehabilitation Centerâ€™s telethon promises to be the best yet. At seven oâ€™clock on Jan. 21, new comer Sunny Sweeney will step into the spotlight at REHAB 2012.
Suddenlink Communications is the official sponsor and as they have for many years Area-Wide Phone Books is also helping underwrite the show. The Host Hotel for the Telethon is the MCM Elegante Suites. Telethon auction support is provided by NTS Communications.
Pictured is Ann Cavitt, secretary of the First Apostolic Tabernacle Church presenting Billie Johnston, President of Goodfellows with a check for $500.Â First Apostolic Tabernacle Church has been collecting money at their church to send to the Blue Mountain Mississippi Children's Home.Â They were recently notified that the home had been closed and their congregation decided toÂ donateÂ theÂ moneyÂ to GoodfellowsÂ to helpÂ purchase food for needy families.Â Senior Pastor at First Apostolic Tabernacle ChurchÂ is Winnie Glasglow and Co-Pastors are Lester Cavitt and Travis Glasgow.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 118 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 13 arrests from Dec. 16-18, 2011.
The SPD received 48, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ 1300 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 300 block of E. Arkansas.
â€˘ Tampering with consumer products â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Duty on striking unattended vehicle â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Duty on striking unattended vehicle â€” 200 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Gabriel Villa, 38 â€” Warrant.
Cecil S. Slater, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, NY. Born Jan. 9, 1926 in Roscoe, TX, he was the son of the late William Vining Boone and Hattie Lewis Slater. He was a W.W. II Navy Veteran and retired as a self employed business owner of Cecil S. Slater, Inc., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cecil was made a Master Mason at Lodge #559 in Abilene, Texas on Jan.14, 1953.
Cleburne, TX â€” Services for Dollie Mae Hagins Blair, 84, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Spur Cemetery in Spur, Texas at 3 p.m. Chaplain Chuck Barnard will officiate.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Davenport, Greg Blair, Fred Schreier, Jacob Blair, Joe Yeakley and Wayne Parker.
Dollie passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 in Cleburne, Texas.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams take on Colorado City today in their final games prior to the holiday break.
However, they wonâ€™t be sharing the same site as the girls are playing at Mustang Gym (JV girls at 5 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m.), while the boys will be traveling to Colorado City (JV boys at 5 p.m., varsity boys at 6:30 p.m.)
The Highland girls bas-ketball team rebounded from a loss to perennial nemesis Roby this past Friday with a 61-45 win on Monday at Ira.
Sierra Allenâ€™s 23 points and Kara Hugheyâ€™s 19 led Highland, which is now 2-1 in District 11-A, Division II and 13-4 overall while Ira is 1-2, 5-10. Lora Stewart and Megan Thompson had six points for the Lady Hornets, ranked No. 24 in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
Allen had seven points to pace Highland in Fridayâ€™s 33-15 loss to Roby (3-0).
The Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School bands performed in a concert for the public on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Many were in attendance to watch the bands perform many holiday favorites.
Shown from left to right are Jan Bartlett, representing the Sweetwater Jaycees; Julie Hurn, representing the Sweetwater Jaycees; Aubrey Turnbow, representing the Sweetwater Goodfellows; and Marlyn Gage, representing the Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters. The Sweetwater Jaycees donated $1,500 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows and the Sweetwater Jaycees Roosters donated $250 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
Funeral services for J.L. Campbell, 81, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Champion Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Champion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Campbell died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sweetwater.