October 27th, 2012
ARLINGTON â€” Neva Madglene Frasier, 88, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home.
Neva was preceded in death by two husbands, Marvin L. Thompson and Richard H. Frasier.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. Avondale Baptist Family will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Fall celebration for all children. It will be held on our church parking lot at 1405 Hoyt Street. We will have trunks with treats for the kids, cotton candy, pop corn and games. We are looking forward to this great time of fun with the children of our community.
A memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meek Blood Center will have bloodmobiles at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Sweetwater Spine Clinic from noon until 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 1413 Hailey.
According to information provided by Joeâ€™s mother, Lee Cantu, Joe passed away on Nov. 26, 2007 after a 4 1/2 year battle with Ewingâ€™s sarcoma. Joe received many blood transfusions during his treatment, and was grateful for each pint of blood he received.
State Representative Susan L. King, who represents District 71, held a legislative forum on Thursday morning, October 25 on the second floor of the Hall Law Firm.
The gathering opened with a brief discussion on the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session, which will begin on January 8, 2013. While they meet for only 140 days on odd-numbered years, an additional session can be requested. With six lawsuits, King said, the extended session is highly likely.
Mark Garcia, Assistant Vice President of Loans at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater, visited with Sweetwater High School students in Nina Wilson's class.
Garcia spoke with students about the importance of being responsible with their credit. He explained what credit is, how to establish it and how to properly maintain it.
Garcia also explained to students what bad credit is and how it effects everything in their lives.
At the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to a generator rental agreement and repair estimate. The meeting was held on Monday night, October 22 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
As a result of a radiator leak, several companies have been examined to take on the task of removing the radiator and repairing it. The approved quote from Warren CAT stands at approximately $15,000, which will include a stand-in emergency generator.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Forgery â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” Coral Cove.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Paige Morgan Kenas, 33, of Fort Worth â€”Â Theft by check.
â€˘ Mario TreviĂ±o, 40, of San Juan â€”Â Hidalgo County warrant.
Calls for service:
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Bentura M. Salgado, Jr., 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Salgado died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Greeley, Colo.
Mary Frances Johnson, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ, with Jim Wilks and Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery in Palava, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
With a mere three weeks left in the regular season, all four high school teams in Nolan County will finally be playing the games that really matter â€” the ones involving other teams in their districts â€” starting today.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are well into their district schedules, and both have important games in District 4-3A and District 7-1A, Div-ision II, respectively, that they may need to win in order to remain viable contenders for the state playoffs that will begin next month. Sweetwater (1-1) goes to Big Spring (0-2), while Roscoe (2-2) is also on the road at Gorman (1-3) today.