September 17th, 2011
Dorotha Mae Ford Smith, 89, passed from this life on Sept. 17, 2011, to join her savior Jesus Christ and a host of angels. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren, Royce Clay and Hershel McDonald officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe. A family visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, from 7-8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors, (NCBR) is planning on sending out a survey to the Sunnyvale, Fairway and Club Trail neighborhoods. The NCBR wants to determine if the homeowners on the southern side of these streets would be interested in a joint effort with the NCBR in taking steps to have their area reevaluated and to possibly have the flood zone status removed.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Southeast Elementary School. Shown above are Roman Camacho, student at Southeast Elementary with grandparents, Sandra and David Vaughan.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed seven members to the Texas Commission on the Arts. The commission encourages appreciation for fine arts in Texas, and acts in an advisory capacity regarding the construction and remodeling of state buildings and works of art.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of E. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Class A assault â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Tina Limon, 42 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Amber Welch, 23 â€”Â Theft/warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ MHMR transport â€”Â Wichita Falls.
â€¢ Suspicious vehicle â€”Â CR 181.
Nolan Countyâ€™s three area football teams will all face tough non-district road games today.
1A Roscoe (0-3) is at Class 2A Merkel (1-1), while the countyâ€™s two six-man teams, Highland and Blackwell, will also be traveling tonight to play Fort Davis and Robert Lee, respectively. Highlandâ€™s game is at Garden City.
Blackwell is also 0-3 so far, while Highland (1-2) is coming off its first victory, 70-52 against Novice.
Sweetwater (2-1) rounds out tonightâ€™s local schedule as the Mustangs go for their third win this season when they host Early.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
Sweetwater varsity hosts Early (homecoming), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Merkel, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity vs. Fort Davis at Garden City, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Robert Lee, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
Sweetwater runners at Hamlin meet.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams vs. Denver City and Lubbock Monterey at Denver City starting at 11:15 a.m.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Shown above are Hope Peek, student at SIS with her grandmother, Glenda Bedwell and her great-grandparents, Billy and Irene Spears. The three traveled eight hours from Nashville, Arkansas to have lunch with their granddaughter. The lunches will continue at Sweetwater ISD schools this week.
Four-H members and youth interested in learning more about the 4-H food and nutrition project are invited to participate in a multi-county Food Fun Night on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Ranch House located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. To register, call the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048. Cost for the camp is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members, which includes supper. Registration may be paid at the workshop.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its 47th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The theme for this year's banquet is "Spotlight on Sweetwater".
There will be eight spaces open for businesses to "spotlight" their products/services. It is first come, first serve. There will not be a fee â€” however, you must be registered. Please call the Chamber for more information and registration.