October 22nd, 2012
Today, we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 84. It will be mostly sunny with southern winds around 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south at 15 mph, with gusts topping out at 20 mph.
Learn more about your local forecast at weather.gov.
Graveside services for Johnny Orsak, 81, of Sweetwater, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Orsak died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
A Memory Mass for Armando Montemayor will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating.
Montemayor passed away on Sept. 2, 2012, in Jacksonville, Ark.
Lone Star, ACA (Lone Star Ag Credit) appreciates the communities they live and work in and wanted to find a way to give back to those communities that would represent Agriculture. In the month of October, Lone Star will hold a canned food drive at all of their branch locations, but with a competitive twist. Each branch is in the running to also receive a $100 check to go towards their pantry of choice if they collect the most food.
The Sweetwater office will be collecting for Goodfellows. All donations can be made at Lone Star Ag Credit, 400 East 3rd Street in Sweetwater by Oct. 31.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Trinity Baptist Church is celebrating the realization of a 50-year prayer and vision.Â â€śSince the beginning of the church, Trinity has had a vision of growth,â€ś says Senior Pastor Ward Hayes.Â â€śThe original church was constructed with a planned addition.Â And while the plans were modified over time, the vision to grow and serve the community of Sweetwater has remained steadfast.â€ť
â€˘ RPMH continues initiative for the second year in a row to support American Cancer Society
For the second year in a row, the lawn outside Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is sporting pink stakes as part of an initiative to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Two patients were transported from a wreck on Lamar and Arkansas Street on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. The Mustang, going west on Arkansas, struck the truck that was going north on Lamar Street, according to authorities. Both patients were in stable condition.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 63 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on Oct. 18, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ James Schorer, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Alex McCoy, 21 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Oct. 18, 2012.
Arrested by DPS:
â€˘ Jesus MuĂ±oz Velasco, 26, of Arlington â€”Â No driverâ€™s license (when unlicensed).
Representative Susan L. KingÂ will host a forum to address the legislative concerns of her constituents at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at 119 East Third Street on the second floor mezzanine in Sweetwater.
Representative King will open the forum with a short presentation on looking towards the 83rd Legislative Session and then facilitate an open discussion with opportunities for questions and answers.
The office of Representative King welcomes and encourages all constituents of District 71 who are interested in legislative affairs to attend the event.Â