June 6th, 2012
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department welcomes â€śBuzzy the Beeâ€ť to the staff. Buzzy will help promote the health department's immunization program. Children will have an opportunity to meet him during Immunization Fun Days this summer.
SNCHD will be at the library on Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. to do story time for Kindergarten through third grade children.
Shown from left to right are Ken Becker, Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development; Kirstin Smith, Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development; and Jacque McCoy, Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce at a booth representing Sweetwater at the AWEA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued nine citations and made one arrest on June 4, 2012.
The SPD received 75, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1300 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Freddie Decker, 43 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on June 4, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Domestic disturbance â€”Â CR 249.
â€˘ Theft â€” Main Street, Roscoe.
W.T. â€śDubâ€ť Johnson, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Abilene Regional Hospital in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater, officiated by Rev. Brian Brownlow. Interment will follow at the Hamlin Memorial Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas. A visitation will be held Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Pallbearers at the service will be Jake Johnson, Justin Johnson, Gary Wiseman, Mike Fernandez, Bill Shuttleworth, Steven Snell and Will Snell.
Eileen Morrow passed away in San Antonio on Monday, June 4, 2012, at the age of 87. She was born in Maryneal, Texas on Oct. 26, 1924, to Ben and Willie Ham.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Imogene Parker; and her son-in-law, Jerry Pickar.
Eileen worked for Atlantic Richfield/BP Oil Company in Midland for 37 years. She loved to line dance and even taught senior citizen classes. She also enjoyed gardening the land surrounding her home.
Graveside services for Wynell V. Banks, 86, of Jackson, MS, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery near McCool, MS, with Larry Vanlandingham officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Banks was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater, TX. To sign the family registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com
Banks died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Jackson, MS.
She was born April 12, 1926, in Mississippi. She was a housewife.
The Astros were the first place team in the Major League and are playing in a District 5 Little League tournament this week. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Sammy Alvarez and Johnny Castereno; standing, Justen Gomez, Christopher Thompson, Carson Brownlow, Keevin Houston, Tyler Rea, Justin Castereno; kneeling, Josh Huckabee, Isak Alvarez, Nick Figueroa, Jose Sanchez, Marcus Meneses and Aaron Thompson. Not pictured is coach Mark Meneses.
The Dâ€™backs were the second place team in the Major League and are playing in a District 5 Little League tournament this week. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Arthur Arzate, Joe Hall and Randy Melendez; standing, Cameron Stev-enson, Andrew Gerold, Luke Williams, Andrew Melendez, Keagan Marti-nez, Matthew Hernandez; kneeling, Jakobee All-red, Cameron Lujan, Dalton Woofter, Tristan Longoria, Kobe Clark and Landon Hartkopf.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Advantage Office Products, located at 1116 E. Broadway.
Advantage Office Products is owned by Advantage Office Products, LLC, with Erin Gomez as the store's manager. Advantage is a full service office supply and furniture store.
The store was founded in May of 2005 by Stewart Spencer and Dennis George and serves Nolan and surrounding counties. Advantage opened in May of 2006 in Sweetwater and is the second Advantage Office Products store to open.
Many area residents showed their appreciation and support on Sunday, June 3, 2012, for Kenneth Dudensing, longtime Sweetwater FFA Agriculture Science teacher.
After almost four decades with Sweetwater Independent School District â€” 39 years â€” Dudensing is retiring. He has taught everything from welding in shop class, to hunter safety in wildlife management class, to animal protein requirements in advanced animal science class. He has even been a math tutor for students that have struggled with their math TAKS tests.