September 22nd, 2012
Jesse Alfred Lawhon, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has been paying it forward by showing kindness and encouraging others to do the same and pass on the kindness to others. FFB has their own motto, "Pay It First."
Eric vonAtzigen is shown purchasing tickets for the 48th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet from Tina Browning. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased a the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway.
By Belinda Serrano
In looking back over his past year as Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President, Rodney Foster has come to realize that life truly is sweet in Sweetwater.
In contrast to the national economy, Foster says that Sweetwater has been a fortunate community in which to live, with a varied economic foundation that enables the city to thrive.
"A diverse economic base combined with our greatest attribute--great people, allows our community to enjoy a great reputation for raising a family," said Foster.
Many grandparents, parents, other family members and friends visited students at a special Grandparents Lunch at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Shown are Tyler Ramirez and his grandmother, Juanita Jimenez.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Sept. 20, 2012.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
â˘ 2200 block of Robert Lee.
Calls for service:
â˘ Duty on striking fixture âÂ 800 block of E. Alabama.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 1200 block of Mustang Drive.
â˘ Assault âÂ 100 block of W. Avenue C.
â˘ Assault âÂ 1500 block of Cypress.
â˘ Retaliation âÂ Sweetwater area.
â˘ Theft âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Fraud âÂ 100 block of W. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Richard Sande, 25 â Family violence assault.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association will have their 3D Archery Shoot Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lake Trammell. The public is welcome to join in the event and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The $10 shooting fee covers both days and military and youth shoot free (youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Sign-in will be at the outdoor archery range, across the road from the lake house. Follow the dirt road next to the fish mail box to the archery range. There will be 25 targets at the hunting ranges plus one optional prize shot.
A memorial rodeo and dance will take place this weekend at the Nolan County Coliseum to honor two area men who died in a tragic accident. Nicholas Haden Lee Walker and Jeremy Paul Claxton died this past April after falling into a water well in neighboring Fisher County and being overcome with carbon monoxide.
This rodeo, featuring barrel racing and bullriding, will be honoring and benefiting the families of "two of the most amazing men to ever grace west Texas," according to organizers. "Nicholas Haden Lee Walker and Jeremy Paul Claxton we're known by many and loved by all."
Members of the Sweetwater Dive Team from the Sweetwater Fire Department fished out a trailer that had gone into Lake Sweetwater on Thursday morning.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden, Nolan County Game Warden Jake Simmering called the dive team when a trailer hitch malfunctioned, causing the trailer to go into the lake.
The trailer hitch was misadjusted and the boat on the trailer launched prematurely, taking the trailer with it. The trailer was flipped over and pointed in the opposite direction and had to be turned over and turned around by hand.