July 9th, 2012
D.M. Pieper, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler officiating.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Othieno officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Dorothy Lord Russell, 88 of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Corsicana, TX with Rev. John Fanning officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Russell died Monday, July 9, 2012, at her home in Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Charles D. Richburg, 79, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with his son, Lance Richburg and Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Richburg died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Funeral services for Melvin C. Martin, 92, of Dallas, formerly of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Martin died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Dallas.
To any first responders in and around Nolan County, the Smalley Foundation will host a gas pipeline training awareness class will take place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. The class will be held in the training room on three separate nights including Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2, at 6 p.m. each evening.
The mission of the Smalley Foundation is to increase safety and awareness for those who live, work and play near the nationâ€™s oil and gas sites and pipelines through empowering the general public, training first-responders and partnering with industry.
SWEETWATER, Texas â€“ A year and a half after opening, Shermco Industriesâ€™ Sweetwater office recently threw its long-awaited grand opening celebration. The open house event was a customer appreciation barbecue for the companyâ€™s West Texas client base, and a big hit with close to 100 customers, employees and local businessmen that attended.
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and many members of the community showed their support for the newest Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce member, Year Round Yard Sale, on Friday, July 6, 2012, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the business at 710 Lamar Street. Store owners are Temy Teel and Bobbie Dunn.
Reserved season tickets for the 2012 football season will be up for renewal to current option holders beginning Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 3.
Tickets are $30 for five home games and may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration office. Reserved ticket sales for the general public go on sale on Monday, Aug. 6 during regular business hours and continue through Friday, Aug. 24. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call the administration office at 235-8601, ext. 116.
Griselda Sanchez, Enrollment Advisor for the Wind Energy program at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater had the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge about the wind industry thanks to the Sweetwater Chapter of the Women in Wind Energy.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 59 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on July 5, 2012.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 400 block of W. New Mexico.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 400 block of Bradford.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Locust.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘Â Assault â€”Â 800 block of Lubbock.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Ittticha Kay Taylor, 29 â€” City warrants.
â€˘ Richard Hopkins, 44 â€” Family violence assault.