January 28th, 2011
On the Faith Lutheran Church lawn, the white crosses continue to stand this week, as they continue to uphold their beliefs on the sanctity of human life. On the church lawn are 137 crosses representing the number of abortions that take place every hour in the United States. Since 1973, approximately 52 million children have had their lives taken from them. That number equals the population of 18 States, stretching from Mississippi north to Minnesota, west to Idaho and Oregon, and back down to Louisiana.
This is Jack Williams' first visit to Java Jax, to perform this coming Saturday evening show on the Jan. 29. After a conversation with Williams and discussing his talents in music from even when he was a small child, I can only imagine how great the show will be. When speaking to Williams it didn't take long to start up a conversation about subject material that we could both relate to.
Kinston---Wendy Butler Wade, 49, of Kinston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. Wendy was born Feb. 16, 1961, in Cisco, Texas to Clyde Butler of Sweetwater, TX and the late Patricia Ann Wallace Butler. In addition to her mother, Wendy was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Rufus F. Wade; daughter, Kassi Wade; and sister, Cindy Foster. Wendy graduated from the Lenoir Community College School Of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse with 3HC. Wendy was passionate about nursing and treated her patients as family.
Services for Evelyn Estelle Hillyard , 89, of Kaufman, TX, are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Bro. Dan Baum officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Memories in Canton under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.
She passed away Jan. 26, 2011, in Kaufman, TX.
Family will receive friends Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Visit www.eubankfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
The first month of the new year is nearly over. That means the high school basket-ball playoffs are getting close, and over the next few weeks the postseason berths in each of the stateâ€™s districts will be decided.
While Sweetwaterâ€™s teams are off tonight, the other six Nolan County varsity squads will see action and three of them are still very much in the playoff hunt. In District 9-A, Division I, Roscoeâ€™s teams have a doubleheader at Haskell while in District 11-A, Division II, Highlandâ€™s teams host Loraine and in District 12-A, Division II, Blackwellâ€™s teams will host Paint Rock.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s girls powerlifting team placed second at Big Springâ€™s recent meet and posed with their plaque afterward. Standing from left are Bri Munoz, Alexis Thompson, Kika Hernandez, Loni Mendez, and Briana Rosas. Seated are Lexie Perez (holding the plaque) and Cari Aguilar.
The Nolan County American Heart Association Board will be hosting their first Wear Red Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, to promote women's heart health during heart month. Feb. 4 was recently designated as Wear Red Day in Nolan County.
The luncheon will begin at noon at The Center at Texas State Technical College with special guest speaker Susan Hash of Abilene. Hash is employed by TSTC in Abilene and is a recent cardiac survivor.
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center 41st annual telethon and auction Saturday raised more than one point two million dollars ... to be more exact the total at midnight the total was $1,209,995. The overall total now in 41 years is over $33 million dollars. Last yearâ€™s total at midnight was $1,201,000. In 2008 the all-time record was set of $1,271,367 was raised. The second best was in 2007 with 1.26 million.
Future Sweetwater participants recently learned about Sweetwater's economy. Shown are Future Sweetwater participants with Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Executive Director and Jaime Ince. Future Sweetwater participants are Molly Fincher, Rachel Hunt, Mackensey Hayes, Kathleen Campbell, Amy Witt, Jerren Villa, Elise Lawrence, Blake Young, Sean Morrow, Nick Nemir, Cole Maxwell, Ryan Linebaugh and Brandon Howell.
Wandalene Louise (Rinehart) Moore, (Wanda Moore), age 82 of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Chamberlain officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.