September 18th, 2012
Cooler temperatures will be around today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 79. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph, with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 58. Northeast winds around 5 mph will become south-southeast after midnight.
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A Friday morning fire has left a family without their home and without any of their belongings. The fire was electrical in nature and consumed the entire home and a vehicle as well.
The family â€” Alvin and Rosa Rogers and daughter Gracy Sosa â€” is currently staying at La Quinta in Sweetwater and a donation jar has been put at the front desk for donations for the family. As of right now, the family is mostly in need of clothes, as all of their clothes were burned in the fire. Any donations are much appreciated. Family clothing sizes include:
One in four adult Americans serve as caregivers to an elderly relative, spouse or friend. This crucial role can take a physical and mental toll on the caregiver, but with the appropriate knowledge and support, the job can be less taxing.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) understands the importance of caregivers. To make their job easier, the hospital is scheduling the first of what is intended to be a monthly support group meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20.
First Baptist Church announced the opening of Koinonia Coffee. The coffee shop opened last Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, with fresh ground coffee and homemade tea cakes in the newly remodeled Welcome Center on the corner of Third and Elm Streets.
Koinonia Coffee was originally planned with the remodel of the Education Building and is now beginning to take form and develop in its ministry to the community. The Welcome Center of First Baptist Church houses Koinonia Coffee and is a warm and friendly atmosphere to meet with friends and enjoy some great coffee and food.
Billy G. Rogers, 82, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Sweetwater. His body will be cremated with private family services at a later date.
Graveside services for James E. â€śBlackieâ€ť Blackwell, 97, of San Angelo, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Blackwell Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Blackwell died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in San Angelo.
He was born March 12, 1915 in Paris, Texas. He was married to Francis Evelyn Goodwin. He loved his wife dearly. He enjoyed golf, gardening, fishing and talking with friends. He also loved taking care of fruit trees and reading.
Graveside services for Ralph W. Porter, Jr., 81, of Nolan, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Slater's Chapel. Rev. Vic Meyer will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Porter died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
He was born June 11, 1931 in Dora, Texas. He married Wanda Curtis on Jan. 27, 1957 in Lovington, NM. Ralph was a member of Nolan Baptist Church.
Elizabeth Dawn (Burnett) McRae, 62, Nolan County native and former Sweetwater High School teacher, was called to her Heavenly Rest Friday, September 14, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Sherman, Texas, while comforted by her daughter, mother, two sisters, and numerous devoted and helpful friends.
Celebration of Life Memorial is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, at 2 pm, Christ Church Plano in the Chapel 4550 Legacy Dr., Plano TX 75024 â€“ Phone 972-618-0222.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams play at Big Spring at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wall, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams host Miles (separate gyms) at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Miles, 6:15 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
Sweetwater 7th grade teams at Wall at 4 and 5:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wall at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshmen will host Wall, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Wall, 6:30 p.m.
BRECKENRIDGE â€” It started out looking like a blowout win for Sweetwater in the first half of its initial road game of the season.
But then it got a little scary in the second half against a Breckenridge team that refused to go down easily.
In the end, however, the Mustangs came up with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to stretch a five-point lead into a 33-14 victory.
Sweetwater â€” which began a three-game road swing that will also include games at Wall this Friday and Brownwood on Sept. 28 before starting district play â€” improved to 2-1, while Breckenridge fell to 0-3.