April 25th, 2012
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for John Everett Walton, Jr., 72, of Sweetwater. He died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his residence.
Services will be directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater. Mr. Waltonâ€™s body will be cremated.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
He was born in Fisher County on July 8, 1939 and married Wanda Kay Jones on Sept. 19, 1961 in Grapevine. He was a lifelong Sweetwater resident and a member of the Sweetwater Elks Club. He also loved ranching and cooking.
Hilda Pauline Humphreys, 84, formerly of Abilene, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at a nursing facility in Sweetwater, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012, in Abilene City Cemetery (Cedar Hill section), with Frankie Santiago officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, Abilene. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the funeral home.
SWEETWATER â€” James (Stubby) Smith, Jr., passed away April 13, 2012.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1941, to James Eldon Smith and Elsie Vida Gober in Brownwood, TX.Â The light of his life was his daughter, Amanda Leigh Knight, who preceded him in death in 2008, along with his parents; and brother, Jerry Don Smith.Â
Results for Wes Williams Regional Qualifiers Meet held April 20 in Roscoe
100 â€” 1 Shelby Harris, Roby, 12.93; 2. Kennedy Martinez, Rotan, 13.01; 3. Rachel Specht, Clyde, 13.03; 4. Courtney Spitzer, Newcastle, 13.05; 5. Essence Ward, Knox City, 13.11; 6. Lisa Sanchez, Roby, 13.53.
200 â€” 1. Makebra Collier, Munday, 25.91; 2. Shelby Harris, Roby, 26.63; 3. Courtney Spitzer, Newcastle, 27.11; 4. Lisa Sanchez, Roby, 27.82; 5. Jacinda Moral-es, Roscoe, 28.77; 6. Destiny Gallegos, Hamlin, 28.81.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 800-meter boys relay ran a season-best time of 1:33.3 for a sixth-place finish at a regional qualifiers meet held April 19 in Brownwood.
Kaleb Hoover, Ryan Linebaugh, Nick Nemir and Sam Nemir were the runners on the relay, which will be in Lubbock starting Friday at the Region I-3A track meet. Nick Nemir will also be competing in the 100-meter run and 300-meter hurdles.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2012, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with your expenses.
Many enjoyed the street dance in Roscoe "on the bricks" this past Saturday, April 21, 2012, with Eleven Hundred Springs (shown) providing the entertainment. The 1st Annual Screw Terlinquin Chili Cook-off took place earlier that day at The Lumberyard. All proceeds went toward the Open Door Child Development at the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe, a non-profit organization. A fireworks show was also displayed at the event.
Come show off your singing ability at this year's Relay For Life event, planned for Friday, May 18, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Sweetwater High School track.
Relay Idol will be held the night of the event (be prepared to stay all night) and will consist of three judges and three heats. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. The event must have a minimum of 10 sign up to take place. All ages are welcome to enter the event.
Registration will be $10 and all proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society.
In a three-to-one vote, the burn ban in Nolan County was reinstated for the next two weeks during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, April 23, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The burn ban was just one of several action items presented at the meeting. Approval was also given on the architect's plan for the sheriff's office and jail pending the overall costs of the project.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued 25 citations and made 13 arrests from April 20-22, 2012.
The SPD received 68, 911 calls.
â€˘ 3000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 2000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€” 100 block of Oak.
â€˘ Information only â€” 800 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Assault â€” 200 block of Frank Williams.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1300 block of Grand.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” Coral Cove.