October 29th, 2011
Itâ€™s that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help needy Nolan County families have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas Season. Sign ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, 900 E. Broadway, on Nov. 1, 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. All applicants need to bring last proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.
Texas State law only prohibits sex offenders on probation from participating in Halloween activities such as handing out candy or putting up decorations. In addition to State law regulations, all sex offenders on adult probation in Nolan, Fisher and Mitchell Counties are not allowed to participate in any type of Halloween activities.
In different shades of pink, the Third Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) brought awareness while celebrating life and victory over the disease.
RPMH Administrator Donna Boatright welcomed the guests for their attendance, followed by an invocation by Gay Nell Cherry. Ms. Boatright also introduced three members of the hospital's dietary staff, who prepared the wonderful meal of three different salads with cookies and sorbet.
John Jay, President and CEO of The Roscoe State Bank, has been elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) for 2011-2012. Mr. Jay was chosen for the honor at the 37th Annual IBAT Convention recently held in San Antonio. Being elected to serve in this capacity on the Executive Committee of IBAT, he will begin a four year progression of leadership, which will culminate with John being named Chairman of the Association.
Jesalea Aken Wallace
A celebration of the life of Jesalea Aken Wallace was held Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Cotton Valley.
Jesalea was born July 20, 1921, in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas to Joseph David Aken and Lula Dudney Kendrick Aken. She died Oct. 21, 2011, at Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arcadia, La.
The 2nd Annual Bike Ride for Missions recently made a stop in Sweetwater at Sonic Drive-in on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
The ride helps to raise money for the missions program at New Life Temple in Abilene. The missions program supports missionaries from all over the world, from foreign to domestic missionaries and their causes.
Shown are the 2011-2012 SHS Pops Sensations. Pictured from left to right are Albert Lejia, Laney Wallace, Haylee Stewart, Ashley Erwin, Crysten Ivy, Marissa Ramirez, Shelby Ezzell, Tatum Maxwell, Jeremy Kamer, Rachel Hunt, Leigha Armstrong and Emily Richardson. Their first performance was at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Texas State Technical College Extravaganza.
Several local churches and organizations are planning Halloween and Fall events.
The public is invited to attend the forthcoming FBC Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy food, game booths, an air slide, cake walk, prizes and lots of family fun. FBC members are asked to bring individually wrapped candy to the church office to be given away by the various booths.
Highland Baptist Church Fall Festival
Many families attended the annual Halloween Extravaganza, hosted by Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Lily the Ladybug was worn out from all the fun. She is the daughter of Ramiro and Lupe Lopez of Sweetwater and has two big brothers, Ramiro, Jr. and Luis.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Oct. 26, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of Orange.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Female juvenile, 14 â€” Terroristic threat.
â€¢ Jimmy Medina, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Jaime Garcia, 26 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served five civil papers and made three arrests on Oct. 26, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Barry Michael Pieratt, 57, of Post â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.