January 4th, 2011
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum, located at 1699 Cypress Street in Sweetwater. Use the East entrance to the Coliseum. The Nolan County Coliseum is a beehive of activity virtually every weekend of the year. Not only does it host the Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâs Largest annual Rattlesnake Round-Up, but it also has livestock shows, cutting horse shows, rodeos, civic events, arts and crafts shows, specialty products expositions and a variety of community events.
Funeral services for Gordon Dean "Pop" Bales, 84, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jimmy Don Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. The Nolan County Honor Guard will perform military graveside rites.
All eight Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams start the 2011 portion of their seasons today, although a few of them have only been idle for a few days.
In non-district action, the Sweetwater boys and girls go to Roby while both Roscoe teams will travel at Eula for their final pre-district tuneups.
The Highland boys and girls will play their first District 11-A, Division II doubleheader when they bus to Loraine, and Blackwellâs boys and girls have a District 12-A, Division II doubleheader at Paint Rock.
TUESDAY, JAN. 4
Sweetwater at Roby â JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5 p.m. varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman girls host Roscoe, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Eula starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Loraine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV girls and varsity teams at Paint Rock starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 6
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âBâ girls host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ boys and girls at Wall tournament through Saturday, Jan. 8.
It has been a week since a 13-year-old girl from Colorado City has been missing.
Hailey Darlene Dunn was last seen on Monday, Dec. 27, at 1804 Chestnut Street in Colorado City around 1 p.m., wearing navy blue sweatpants, a short sleeved light colored T-shirt and pink and white tennis shoes. Hailey has hazel eyes, pierced ears and brown hair with blondish streaks. She is 5'1" and weighs 120 pounds.
New elected officials were sworn in for 2011 on Monday during a ceremony held at the Nolan County Courthouse. 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison swore in nine officials during the ceremony including Nolan County Court at Law Judge David Hall, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough, Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Terry Locklar, Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Tony Lara, District Clerk, Patti Neill, County Clerk Pat McGowan, County Treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff, Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner and County Surveyor, Stanley Morris.
Sweetwater Independent School District students got back into the swing of things on Monday when school began again after the Christmas and New Year holiday. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School students beginning their school day, (bottom row, from left to right) Mason Hernandez, fourth grade; Taiden Smith, fourth grade; Laykin Gotcher, fifth grade; (top row, from left to right) Kaci Webb, fourth grade; Heaven Martinez, fourth grade; Ky Hoover, fifth grade; Mason Maxwell, fifth grade; and Latimer Burnett, fifth grade.
Holy Mass of Christian burial for Rosa Q. Alvarado, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Alvarado died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Abilene.
Alton Dale (AD) Copeland, 94 passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hendrick Hospice inpatient unit. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Lawn Baptist Church with the Reverend Price Mathieson and Lynn Turnbow officiating. Burial will be in Dewey Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola. Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services for James Hugh Ince, 84, of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Larry Fluitt and Royce Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Ince died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.