March 3rd, 2011
Iva Jo Cooper, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas passed away at aÂ WeatherfordÂ nursing home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at age of 86. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Cotten-Bratton Chapel in Weatherford, Texas. Internment will be at Buckner Cemetery near Dennis, Texas. John Herington, Minister of North Main Church of Christ will be officiating.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Karwedsky, 83, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Pastor James Williams will be officiating .
Addie Emmaline Simms Mahoney passed away on Tuesday evening, March 1, 2011, at her sonâ€™s home in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Loraine, TX, with Rev. James McLeod officiating. There will be a family visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home in Colorado City. Interment will be at Lone Wolf Cemetery, near Hermleigh, TX.
These Sweetwater High School girls have qualified for the Region I powerlifting meet that will be held Saturday at Permian High School in Odessa. From left are Cari Aguilar, Kelsey Painter, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez, Bri Munoz, Alexis Thompson and Allie Zavaleta.
The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, a group of medically trained volunteers who provide medical and public health assistance to the community, has received a $1,000 donation from Tenaska, BCMRC Director Don Ware announced today.
"On behalf of the BCMRC and our sponsor, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, I want to thank Tenaska for this generous contribution in support of our work to preserve and enhance the health and safety of our area citizens," he said.
Jay Lawrence and Sammy Hancock, both with Lawrence Bros. were recently recognized for their support of West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Countryâ€™s Hearts Remembered fundraiser.Â Shown are Dev Ohre, Director of West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Country, Sammy Hancock, Lawrence Bros., Jay Lawrence, Lawrence Bros., Mike Alexander, WTRCâ€™s board president and Marjorie Cloud with WTRC Donor Relations Department.
West Texas Rehabâ€™s Hospice of the Big Country will be providing a six-part series called â€śLife After Lossâ€ť for individuals who have lost loved ones in the past two years.Â This is open to the public.Â
The goal is to provide participants with appropriate information and peer support through the grieving process.Â Most people who attend find the information and support tremendously helpful.
The series beings Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the First Financial Bank Building located at 201 Elm Street in Sweetwater from 10-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Shronda Shannon at 325 793 5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Scramble for Scholarships set for Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this year's event is being dedicated to the memory of Jere Lawrence, one of the NCF founders. Riggs stated that Jere Lawrence worked tirelessly for many local and area causes, but the NCF was one of great importance to all of Nolan County.
Sweetwater High School DECA students recently competed in district competition and took first place and moved on to the state competition. Adrian Lopez and Gabriel Medellin competed in a team event of sports marketing. Genea Cherry and Joselyn Gonzalez competed in retail. Sarah Romero competed in apparel and accessories. Tish Torrez competed in quick serve restaurant management. The group is shown with DECA sponsor Nina Wilson and SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Sandra Jean Frazier, 72, was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Harlingen, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Chapel of Memories at Sweetwater. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. J.T. Tucker officiating. Arrangements are made with McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.