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August 1st, 2013

Lillie Belle Green

August 1, 2013

Graveside services for Lillie Belle Green, 93, of Bonham, formerly of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Colorado City Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at the Colorado City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, from noon to 5 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Green died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Bonham.

Flora Mae Rayburn

August 1, 2013

Flora Mae Rayburn, age 80 of Rockwall, passed away July 31, 2013. She was born July 27, 1933, in Haskell County to Erich and Olga (Helm) Lehrman. Flora was a member of First Baptist Church Rowlett. She loved the Lord and she loved serving people.

Garylen Pimpton

August 1, 2013

Garylen Pimpton, 60, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 608 North 7th Street with Reverend Tommy Jackson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene under direction of Abilene Funeral Home.

Sweetwater's daily weather outlook

August 1, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 99 and winds from the north around 5 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 76. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.
Get a weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

July 31st

Eight pets available for adoption at animal shelter

July 31, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight puppies available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female basset mix, female chihuahua mix, female healer mix, female mixed breed dog, male healer mix and three male mixed breed dogs.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Kiwanis Club to host first annual Family Fun Co-Ed Softball Tournament

July 31, 2013

The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater will be holding its first annual Family Fun Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 3.
The tournament will be a round robin followed by single elimination, with a guarantee of four games. The tournament will be limited to eight teams divided into two divisions.
The first division will include 4 competitive teams (league or tournament teams). This division will allow for unlimited home runs, with each home run hit costing $1, and there will not be a run rule implemented per inning.

Driver crashes into store window

July 31, 2013

On Tuesday afternoon, a disoriented driver drove their vehicle into one of the front windows at McDorman's Furniture on E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
The driver was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

County Commissioners discuss jail at meeting

July 31, 2013

The Nolan County Commissioners met on Monday afternoon to discuss the major construction projects of the county with Turner Construction.
The agenda outlined that information would be received on the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for the Nolan County Jail and Sheriff's Offices, in which discussion would be held and possible action would be taken on this particular aspect of the project.

Damaging winds in Sweetwater

July 31, 2013

The small amount of rain that Sweetwater received on Monday brought with it high winds, causing damage around Sweetwater.
One tree on the 1000 block of W. Oklahoma was uprooted and fell on a home, causing damage to a fence and roof.

Wednesday's local weather

July 31, 2013

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100, although heat index values could get as high as 103. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 76 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will become south-southeastern winds.
How long is the triple-digit heat here in the area? Find out at weather.gov.

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