February 25th, 2012
Mary Ann Burns, 49, of Talpa, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born Mary Ann Sanders on May 31, 1962, in Sweetwater, the daughter of William Donald Sanders, Jr. and Sunshine Tempest Hamilton Sanders. She grew up and attended school in Sweetwater. She moved to Talpa three months ago from Virginia. She worked as a waitress and always was willing to help others.
Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country next month for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 14 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a Westie mix puppy.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The trial for Jill Frizzell has been set for Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the 32nd Judicial District Court. Frizzell was indicted for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Frizzell attempted to possess an increased quantity of a controlled substance, namely Zopiclone, by misrepresentation or deception. The date of offense was July 17, 2010.
Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Open Door Child Development Center in Roscoe has been honored with the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you do not have a church home we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We will have "High Attendance Day" in Sunday school this week. We are working and praying for 85 in attendance. Try to join us if you can.
Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show â€śCiao Italia,â€ť knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. It adds a delicious splash of flavor
to any recipe. As a rule of thumb, she says, substitute an equal amount of olive oil for other cooking oils.
Here are some more of her tips for eating deliciously with Filippo Berio
A man with a history of peeping on women in private places was arrested after being found lurking in a women's dorm at Abilene Christian University.
It happened at ACU's Gardner Hall over the weekend. Campus police arrested 40-year-old Jeremy Jacques on a charge of criminal trespass. Some of the dorm's residents say they had no idea a strange man was able to make it inside the building.
"It's kind of scary to know that people can come into your dorm without even knowing," said ACU freshman Linsey Thut.
Sweetwater High School's DECA chapter, a business competition organization, will be heading to Corpus Christie to compete in the state level competition. Listed in order from left to right are (first row) Kaylen Whittenburg, Hailey Wilkinson, Belinda Hefner, Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Chris Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, (second row) Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Luther Alejandro Garcia and (third row) Cesar Arellano.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, will host an open-house style public meeting for the development of the Texas Rural Transportation Plan 2035. This plan will identify the transportation needs for all modes in rural Texas through 2035. In addition, the plan will include a prioritized list of highway projects that will allow TxDOT to focus its limited planning funds on the most needed highway projects.