Christmas is a special time and many people show their pride by lighting their yards and homes. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce wants to reward the best of the best.
The Chamber will be sponsoring the annual residential lighting contest for the Sweetwater and Roscoe communities. A group of judges will drive around town Dec. 17-19, to judge all homes entered in the contest with Christmas decorations and lights on display.
Every year, many groups, organizations, businesses and individuals devote many volunteer hours before, during and after distribution to the Sweetwater Goodfellows to make sure that families in need have a better Christmas. Shown above are volunteers Caroline Brennan, Sweetwater High School sophomore and Scott Turnbow, volunteering at the Santa party after the Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution this year.
On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5, Texas State Technical College of Sweetwater employees and Fitness Center members met to collect toys and food for the Sweetwater Goodfellows. TSTCâ€™s Staff Senate hosted the get together and served cookies and hot chocolate.
During the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors' meeting on Monday night, November 26 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), discussion was held on how upcoming political issues--namely the Affordable Care Act (also called "Obamacare") and the looming fiscal cliff, would possibly impact the local hospital.
Hospital administrator Donna Boatright acknowledged that there are several unknowns in the next year for both of the issues at hand. But the most immediate issues relate to the fiscal cliff and its impending cuts.
Two people were jailed this week after pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Oma Jean Kinerd, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with friends officiating. Interment will follow at Nolan Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Oma Jean was born April 4, 1935, in Nolan County, Texas to Fred and Elvie Lee (Price) Kinerd. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Jackson Paint and Body Shop for a number of years.
Graveside services for Emily Jeanette Whittington Boyer, 84, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery. Bishop Joel Davenport will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Boyer died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Tullahoma, TN.
DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a warm, encouraging and helpful event. Featuring video instruction and group discussion, it helps you deal with the discomfort and awkwardness of separation and divorce during the holiday season.
Trinity Baptist Church will sponsor one of these seminars on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in their Family Life Center (enter through the Family Life Center entrance just off Santa Fe Street). Childcare is provided.Â
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to come join us for worship and testimony on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. The guest speaker will be Irene Escobar from Roby, Texas.
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Several volunteers help set up food and toys for the Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution.
Shown are Brandy Leek, Skye Covington, Debbie Anthony, Cynthia Delgado and Brendan Delgado from First Financial Bank.