Although the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium is over 80 years old, it continues to be a viable part of the community, serving as the location of the Miss Snakecharmer pageant and Municipal Band Christmas concert every year, as well as a venue for a variety of musicians and performers and community events. In fact, the buildingâs age brings a lot of character and beauty to it that it wouldnât have otherwise.
Students from Emmanuel Fellowship Youth Ministry are going out every night to âcaneâ houses.
The holiday equivalent to âFlamingo Flockingâ, the Youth Ministry is fundraising the entire school year to raise money to send a group of 24 students and four adults to Rockaway, New York - a rural community hit hard by Super Storm Sandy.
The group will be in Rockaway from June 7-17, 2013 working with Next Step Ministries to help people clean out and rebuild their homes, as well as share the gospel.
The county commissioners approved two appointments to the County-City Library Board during their meeting held on Monday morning, December 10, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Cherry Green of Blackwell and Brenda Stirl of Roscoe will be replacing Ame Monroe and the late Charles Roberson, respectively, on the board.
In addition, several bonds were approved during the meeting for county personnel.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 17 arrests from Dec. 7-9, 2012.
The SPD received 97, 911 calls.
â˘ 1800 block of E Broadway.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft class x2 âÂ 900 block of W Arizona/200 block of SE Georgia.
â˘ Aggravated sexual assault of a child âÂ Sweetwater.
â˘ Disorderly conduct fighting âÂ 1200 block of Ragland.
â˘ Fraud âÂ Sweetwater.
â˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle âÂ 1200 block of Coral Cove.
â˘ Burglary of a building âÂ 1300 block of Burch.
â˘ Burglary of a residence âÂ 500 block of Ave B.
Funeral services for Lou Ann Humphreys, 68, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Humphreys died Monday, Dec. 10, at her home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
The colder weather is still with us today, with sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds from the south at 5 mph will become north-northeast in the morning hours.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 26 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south.
Remember: keep those pipes, plants and pets protected during a hard freeze! Keep an eye on your local skies by visiting weather.gov now.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for people with diabetes as many popular seasonal treats are rich in sugar and other ingredients harmful to diabetics. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to equip the community with the knowledge to make better food choices with a free Munch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
All of Ms. Irene Armstrong's seventh grade Texas History class (112 students) made Veterans Day Posters to send to military heroes over the holidays.
Some examples are shown, with students Alondra Ruiz, Colt Bewley, Katy Nixon, Alicia Hernandez, Bella PeĂąa, Esmeralda Mendez, Eva Ornelas, Bridgette Lanier and Jaelyn Page.
Also, 26 National Junior Honor Society members made holiday cards for military heroes.
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond. NIVW was the week of Dec. 2-8.
The health department wants to encourage residents to use preventive actions:
â˘ Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
â˘ Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Construction began on Monday, Sept. 10, for the new Love's Truck Stop in Sweetwater and has been continuing at a fast pace.
Expected completion is around the end of February 2013. The truck stop will also house an Arby's restaurant.
The land is 53.14 acres and is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20.