February 18th, 2014
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be issuing â€śarrest warrantsâ€ť for many executives and community leaders in Sweetwater, Colorado City, Roscoe, Loraine and other surrounding areas on Wednesday, Feb. 19.Â As members of the areaâ€™s â€śMost Wantedâ€ť these jailbirds are going to be â€śLocked Upâ€ť to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the families they serve.Â They have all been charged with having a big heart and are heavily armed with kindness! Their sentence is to serve one hour of â€śhard timeâ€ť at MDAâ€™s jail site, the Sweetwater Fire Station, between the hours of 10 a.m.
The city of Sweetwater will remain in Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Water Conservation Program, as noted at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
City Manager Eddie Brown reviewed the quarterly assessment of the Oak Creek Reservoir and city's well field system, in which the recommendation to remain in Stage 1 was given by Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd. Brown explained that because not as much water is sold this time of the year, a change in stage would not be necessary.
The 2014 Miss Snake Charmer Tea was held at Java Jax on Sunday, Feb. 16. Ten contestants will be competing for the title of Miss Snake Charmer 2014. Pictured left to right are Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Abigail McPherson, Schyler Kimbrell, Hannah Smith, Sara Salas and front, Kyndra Vaught-Miss Snake Charmer 2013. Not pictured are contestants Skye Henderson, Megan Carney, Caroline Lawrence, Crysten Ivy and Marisa Moncada. The 2014 Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Beginning Friday, Feb.
Graveside services for Anna Fern Hoover Eiland, 80, of Palava, will take place at 1 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Palava Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Eiland died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Rosa Maria Berain Flores, age 90, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Her body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Earl Woodrow Whittington, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Weatherford, TX. He was a Sweetwater resident. Graveside services will be held at Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 48 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The March 4 primary election will be here before we know it, but several other deadlines are fast approaching.
The first day of early voting will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the County Clerk's office, which is located in the Nolan County Courthouse (100 East Third), Suite 108. The last day of early voting will be Friday, Feb. 28.
Friday, Feb. 21, is the last day for the County Clerk to receive an application to vote by mail.
On Election Day on Tuesday, March 4, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Representative Susan King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Monday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. For the eighth year in a row, Rep. King arranged for her colleagues in the House to get an up close and personal view of life in West Texas. The Sweetwater Jaycees took over duties of the Rattlesnake Roundup 52 years ago and have made been coming to the Capitol a tradition.
Jimmie Sue Martin passed away Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 in Abilene.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Elmwood Memorial Park in the Mausoleum Garden with Dr. Jeff Reid officiating, directed by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.
She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Sweetwater, to Boyce and Sue Lynn. She graduated from Sweetwater High School. She married Harold Martin in 1950.
She went to work for Texas Electric and then continued her career working for numerous drilling companies. She retired from Hendrick Medical Center in 1995.