November 19th, 2011
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings from the Avondale Baptist Church family! Our regular Sunday schedule is: coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m., choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m. We will have "High Attendance Day" for Sunday school on Sunday, Nov. 27. Please join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. that morning and every Sunday morning. If you need more information about our services, please call our church office at 235-5835.
Broadway Baptist Church
A meeting of fire chiefs, representing the volunteer fire departments in Nolan County, was hosted at the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office this past Tuesday evening. Sheriff David Warren presented the five volunteer fire departments with a total of 33 new Kenwood brand portable hand-held radios with accessories. Sheriff Warren has administered the grant funds, received by Nolan County, from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant for the past several years. â€śThese new portable radios represent a major advancement in technology for the area volunteer fire responders.â€ť said Sheriff Warren.
Trinity Baptist Church here in Sweetwater observed Clergy Appreciation Month on October 30, with gifts for Bro. Ward Hayes (pastor), Bro. Kyle Tubbs (Youth Minister) and Gretchen Jones (Education Minister). A video was made by the members of the church for Bro. Ward. Among the questions answered were, â€śWhat comes to mind when you think of Bro. Ward?" "What do you appreciate the most about Bro. Ward?" and â€śHow does the church feel about Bro. Ward?â€ť Gifts were presented following the video.
Trinity is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 1, 2011: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and caneberries.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Nov. 16, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Danny Johnson, 58 â€”Â Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
â€˘ Shinice Black, 23 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Dalton Dunnagan, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made two arrests from Nov. 15-16, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Brenda Sue New, 47, of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/evading arrest detention.
A memorial service for Mary Elizabeth Gamble, 63, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.22, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Donald Hunt officiating.
Gamble died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Waynesboro, PA. She married Brett Gamble on June 6, 1989, in Hagerstown, Maryland. Mary moved to Sweetwater from Lubbock in 1991. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She was in retail sales and had been manager of the Skinnyâ€™s Store on Lamar Street from 1992 until 2009.
Ray Davison, age 78, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens and Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Viola Marie Stokes was born April 15, 1934, in Bledsoe, Texas to Clayton Hilliard and Fannie Lue Ruland Stokes. She spent her early childhood in and around Bledsoe, where she attended school and was a forward on the girlâ€™s basketball team.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
Sweetwater boys host Coleman â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls at Abilene High, 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls host Cross Plains, 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity teams at Guthrie starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Ira starting at 6:30 p.m. (season opener for boys)
Muleshoe vs. Godley (Class 2A, Division I area playoff), 7:30 p.m., Sweetwater.
Ira vs. Water Valley (Six-Man Division I regional playoff), 7:30 p.m., Blackwell.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19
After a tough one-point loss on Tuesday at Hawley in their season opener, the Sweetwater boys basketball team hopes to rebound sharply against Coleman in the Mustangsâ€™ home opener at 6:30 p.m. today.
The contest is the first of four straight at home for Sweetwater. The Mustangs will host Colorado City on Monday and Andrews on Tuesday before entertaining Wall on Nov. 29. Both the freshman and JV boys play at 5 p.m. today prior to the varsity game.