ROBY- Sue Dell (Lance) Driver, 89, died Sunday Dec. 5, 2010, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.Â Burial will follow in Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sweetwater High School held its annual football banquet Monday at Texas State Technical College to honor the 2010 Mustang football players, as well as the SHS cheerleaders and student trainers. SHS coach Craig Slaughter is pictured introducing his varsity players. A highlight video of the season was also shown during the banquet.
After a busy weekend of tournament play, all of the Nolan County area high school basketball teams are back in action for single games today.
The Sweetwater girls and boys will both go to Merkel with the Lady Mustangs tipping off at 6:30 p.m. and the Mustangs at 8. The freshman and JV teams will also take on Merkel today.
The Mustangs took fourth place at Coahomaâ€™s tourna-ment over the weekend, while the Lady Mustangs reached the consolation finals at Ballingerâ€™s three-day tournament.
(Sweetwater varsity boys)
Seminole JV 46
Top scorers: Paxton Kelley 13, Taylor Jones 12.
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 21.
Jim Ned 80,
Top scorer: Paxton Kelley 18.
Notes: Sweetwater boys are now 4-3. Paxton Kelley was named to the all-tournament team.
(Sweetwater varsity girls)
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 19.
Top scorer: Alicia Finn 8.
Nolan County firefighters extinguished a large grass fire that burned close to 800 acres near the Highland school on Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters say they began battling the flames around noon Sunday, and had the blaze contained by about 3:30 p.m. The fire began at a travel trailer close to FM 608. A total of eight agencies responded to the fire with a total of 15 trucks and 35 people assisting with the blaze, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
380 toys were donated and $474.17 was raised at the Sweetwater Goodfellows annual toy drive on Saturday held at Wal-Mart. Shown are Norma DeLaO and Roger DeLaCruz donating toys at the drive. Those donating received free hot dogs and hot chocolate. There are still opportunities to donate to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, as they are still taking donations of new, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Distribution will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, at Lamar Street Baptist Church. The annual Christmas party will follow from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on that day.
A press event from the Sierra Club will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at noon CST. It will be held at the west entrance steps to the Abilene City Hall at 555 Walnut Street in Abilene.
The theme for this year's Christmas parade is "It's a Wonderful Life." The theme derives from the beloved Christmas classic film produced by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart. The story focuses on an ordinary man named George Bailey who is contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve due to extremely difficult financial problems. His depressed state bring about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and the contributions he has made to his community.
Sweetwater Goodfellows work hard every year to provide toys and food for people in Nolan County that need assistance during the Christmas season.Â For those who would like to help, donation boxes for toys and food are located at KXOX, First Financial Bank, Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbotham (Radio Shack), Sweetwater TA Travel Center, Sweetwater Reporter, Oak Street Salon, SLJ Embroidery and Gifts, Texas State Technical College, County-City Library and all Sweetwater schools. Those who would like to make a monetaryÂ donation may send it to Sweetwater Goodfellows P.O.
The Texas Theatre will once again host the second annual Tinsel and Trains Christmas celebration. Immediately following the city parade and Christmas tree lighting, the Texas Theatre will open itâ€™s doors for pictures with Santa Clause. There will also be a large model train layout for viewing. Refreshments will be available for purchase.