October 8th, 2012
Today, we'll see patchy frost before 10 a.m. Thereafter, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 55, and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about this week's forecast.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued two citations and made five arrests on Oct. 4, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Fraud âÂ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ Theft âÂ 300 block of SW Georgia.
â˘ Debit/credit card abuse âÂ 9100 block of S. I-20.
â˘ Debit/credit card abuse âÂ Sweetwater area.
â˘ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 1000 block of View.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Charlie Jones, 41 âÂ Public intoxication.
â˘Â Charlene Carrington, 52 âÂ Warrants.
â˘Â Leonard Hernandez, 50 âÂ Warrants.
â˘Â James Raney, III, 22 âÂ Warrants.
Graveside services for Curtis William âBubbaâ Stone, 77, of Winters, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery. Rev. Werth Mayes will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stone died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Stephenville.
Louis M. Steen, age 84, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jessie Joe âQuecoâ Costillo will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Costillo died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Sweetwater.
The Bitty Bop Harvest Bash benefitting Cornerstone Christian Preschool took place on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ parking lot. There was a hot dog supper, pumpkin painting, an apple toss, leaf printing, fall photos, a football toss, digging for treasure, a petting zoo, fall tattoos and many more activities for children. Shown above are Ayden Peacock and Ethan Peacock playing a water gun game at the event.
Philanthropist, volunteer extraordinaire, educator, leader, mother and grandmother, Marilyn Joan MacKenzie Threlkeld died on Sept. 21, 2012, her 83rd birthday, from complications during surgery.
A memorial open house will be held at First Baptist Church, 213 East 3rd Street in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from 2-5 p.m. There will be no interment; in her usual selfless and loving manner, Marilyn donated her remains to the Genesis Medical Education and Research Institute.
Mr. Rodney Gaither Mayo of Hermleigh, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Mayo was born on Â Nov. 11, 1945, in Roscoe and lived in Hermleigh most of his life with his mother and father Mary Neal and Gaither, his son Darrell, his wife Linda, his daughter-in-law Stacy, and his grandson Nathan.Â
A graveside serviceÂ will be heldÂ in the Pyron CemeteryÂ on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.Â
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren recently swore in two newly approved reserve deputies.
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office added two more members to its roster. However, these two men wonât get paid a salary for their efforts. Stephen Smith II and Chad Mitchell were sworn in as reserve deputies for the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office.
Half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Different types can affect your body in various ways, but the key to survival is through knowledge of risks and early detection.
This month, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) wants to shine light on the importance of early detection by hosting a Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 10, that focuses on early cancer detection by educating attendees on risks and screening schedules.