July 1st, 2014
Today, July 1 kicks off a three-day Mustang Junior Golf Clinic at the Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. The clinic will run Tuesday through Thursday, July 1-3.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. A fee will be charged, but family discounts are available.
For more information, call Ashley Timm at (325) 338-8055 or Don Timm at (325) 235-8093.
Starting at 10 a.m., the County-City Library will have its Adult Literacy/ESL class.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30 percent tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 70. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Celebrate Independence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
First Baptist Church hosted Vacation Bible School this past week. They used "Agency D3" (Discover, Decide, Defend) curriculum from Lifeway and raised money for missions.
They raised $483 â€” enough money to send clean water to a village and a goat to a family through Heifer International. As a reward for the fund raising effort, Lisa Eaker kissed a goat, Renee Ross took a pie to the face and Tique Hamilton shaved his beard (shown).
An early morning fire that began around 5 a.m. on Monday engulfed a home near Fifteenth and Vine Streets in Sweetwater.
The house was a total loss and was caused by an electrical problem with an air conditioning unit that was in a front window of the home. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.
Shown are members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD), Amber Wingo and Jessica Parks, presenting a check to SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) Director Tonya Challis. Also pictured are (left to right) Pete Crain, Bill Conger, Wes Barns and Johnie Bailey.
Proceeds from the Oh Snap! Summer Slam, the most recent DHRD home game, went to the SNAP and Meals on Wheels Program.
"We really appreciate the donation," said Challis.
Graveside services for Bessie Ann Vaughn, 83, of Loraine, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Loraine Cemetery. Eric von Atzigen will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Vaughn died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Valley Fair Lodge in Colorado City.
She was born July 27, 1930, in Loraine. She married Bill Vaughn in 1975 in Dublin, Texas.
Bessie lived in Loraine most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a graduated of Loraine High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Loraine.
Funeral services for Krisa Denise Shifflett, 38, of Odessa will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Carolyn Shifflett Easter will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Shifflett died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Buana Vida Nursing Home in Odessa.
Funeral services for John H. Henley, Jr., 70, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Wayne Kirk will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Henley died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home.
He was born May 1, 1944 in Rotan. He married Mattie E. â€śSueâ€ť Underwood on Aug. 24, 1967 in Abilene.
Memorial services for Josephine Hill Henderson, 61, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kary Fry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Henderson died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her residence.