Archive - 2013 - News Article
Residents and staff had a fun day with fall hats.
A prize for the best hat went to Gayle Batchelor (shown) for her fall foliage hat. Gayle made her hat in arts in a featured craft activity.
Employee winner for best hat went to Linda Freeman,Â CDM. Many family members also supported their love ones with a hat.
Find more photos on Page A1 of our weekend edition from October 5-6.
This coming Saturday, Oct. 12, the 2013 Relay for Life will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
At the annual event, a luminaria ceremony is held, which honors those who have battled cancer. This year's ceremony will see some changes, as a Powerpoint presentation will be used to honor these individuals.
Instead of reading the names aloud, the presentation will allow family members to honor their loved one by submitting a photo. All photos must be submitted by this Wednesday, October 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pioneer City County Museum continues to be a vital part of the community. With community support, the Museum hopes to use the money raised to continue their community projects and programs. This spring the Museum hosted Dr. Shelley Wachsmann's "The Sea of Galilee Boat" lecture to a fantastic turnout and hope to continue bringing more people and programs that the community will enjoy. The museum is compiling and republishing histories of Sweetwater by prominent citizens, such as Judge R. C. Crane and Carlos X. Alvarado.
Morgan Whitley, Sweetwater High School senior, was recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Permian Basin Fair.
The scholarship recognizes her FFA and academic achievements. Competing with a heavyweight cross gilt, she also received first place in her class.
Whitley is the daughter of Terri and Russ Petty and plans to attend Angelo State University this fall.
Several have entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week in Nolan County.
John Franklin Hickmon was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years for pleading guilty to aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Hickmon stabbed the victim in the hand and knee with a knife on Feb. 2, 2013. Hickmon was also ordered to pay a $3,500 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees and will have to serve 160 hours of community service.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
I once read:
Some go to church to laugh and talk, and some go there to walk the walk.
Some go to church to meet a friend, and some go there an hour to spend.
Some go to church to find a bride, and some go there a fault to hide.
Some go to church to celebrate, and some go there to agitate.
Some go to church to doze and nod, but the wise go there to worship God.
Stanley Ford in Sweetwater is inviting the public to the dealership at 8 a.m. on Saturday, as they will be providing ID and fingerprints for all children, free of charge.
There will be plenty of food and activities for the children including food and festivities. For more information, contact Robert Barrett at 236-6355.
Texas Railroad Commissioner, Christi Craddick, spoke Wednesday at the first Shale Show, held at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater. Craddick, who has West Texas ties, expressed her gratitude for being asked to speak at the event and also her excitement with the developments of the new Cline Shale, and with the continuing progress of established shales, which has contributed $12 billion in industry to the state of Texas.
The Highland freshman class will be hosting an evening skeet shoot tonight beginning at 8 p.m. The event will be at the 4H Shooting Range.
A stocked concession stand will be serving the following items: Sausage wraps, candy, homemade desserts, sodas, chips and coffee.
Cost will be $10 per round, per person. (Each round is approximately 25 shots.) Chances will be available on a Barnett â€śJackalâ€ť crossbow.
Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
The local Wal-Mart recently donated 20 gift cards to teachers at Sweetwater Middle School. The names were drawn randomly.
Winners were (shown above in no particular order) Jamie Smith, Tony Cortez, Judith Kitchens, Shawna Clecker, Larry Hopple, Joy Coleman, Treva LeBleu, James Perry, Rachel Allen, Jill Locklar, Sherri Whittenburg, Chad Copeland, Carola Martin, Tiffany Rawlings, Crystal Hamlin, Tony Heredia, Lavada Tucker.
Not pictured are Karla Lambert and Jessica Withrow.
Also shown are Wal-Mart employees Gretchen Venzor and Sally PeĂ±a.