July 11th, 2013
The afternoon session of Monday's County Commissioners meeting was held in the third floor conference room and focused on issues with the remediation of the courthouse facade as well as issues pertaining to the proposed Nolan County Jail and Sheriff's Offices.
Many children have been enjoying the summer reading program at the County-City Library with reading and activities every Wednesday, as well as keeping up with their own reading logs. Shown are Jonathan Gallegos, Carinna Gallegos, Juan Carlos Dominguez and Adrianna Gallegos coloring donuts as one of their activities. Reading logs are due July 22 and the summer reading party will be next Wednesday at the library.
Laura "Sue" Michael, age 73, of Midland (former resident of Sweetwater), passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Midland.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at noon at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Juanelle Jordan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mary Lou (Boyett) Baucom, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14,2013 at Garden of Memories with Pastor Juanelle Jordan officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the funeral home.
Mary Lou was born on July 27, 1924 in Sweetwater to Ira H. and Ida L. (Barry) Boyett. She worked for Ludlumâ€™s for many years before retiring.
West Texas Center employees drive more than 75,000 miles a month in rural West Texas providing care to more than 3,200 people.
Their superior record of safety earned West Texas Centers the Betty Hardwick Excellence in Risk Management Award presented by the Texas Council Risk Management Fund.
â€śBetty (Hardwick) had a high passion for good risk management and she would be most proud of (West Texas) center for their accomplishment,â€ť said Greg Womack, Program Executive Texas Council Risk Management Fund.
Two people were transported on Tuesday afternoon after another 18-wheeler wreck at the US 84 bridge that is currently being repaired after being hit last year by an 18-wheeler. The road had seen several wrecks in the past few months. The Sweetwater Fire Department received the initial call for emergency services at 3 p.m. One person was transported by ambulance to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and another person was flown to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
While the new SNAP building is being built, clients enjoy SNAP activities in the metal building next to the former building, also where the new building will be located. Shown playing dominoes at the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building are Clydelle Steen, Inez Walker, Wilma Critz, Patsy Frith, Evelyn Barnes and Maud Woolf.
Nolan County Commissioners met Monday morning to discuss several issues involving the courthouse and Nolan County. The commissioners voted on and approved the re-instatement of the burn ban throughout the county, due to recent dry conditions.
Ydalia G. Alcala, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at her residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Outgoing President Gil Cherry is shown presenting the gavel to incoming President Terry Pittman.