July 23rd, 2011
Hot temperatures aren't stopping Nolan County United Way from driving for a good cause.Â
The summer golf tournament Drive for United Way has been set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Sweetwater Country Club. There will be an 8 a.m. scramble with a shotgun start.Â
â€śThe funds raised from the tournament will once again go towards supporting our 10 local agencies,â€ť Wendy Smartt, NCUW executive director, said.Â
Currently on a global tour, the International Coin Collectors Association (ICCA) will be making a stop in Sweetwater, TX at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at 300 SE Georgia Ave., on Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The ICCA will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, July 13, Brookshireâ€™s launched a new sweepstakes called â€śYou Save, You Win: Cruises, Cars and Cash.â€ť
The program will run through October 4, and customers at every Brookshireâ€™s store will have an opportunity to win prizes guaranteed to be given away.
Eight customers from each store will win an exciting cruise for two. Also, two customers from each store will win a $100 Brookshireâ€™s gift card during each week of the promotion.
Rosie Tovar and Richard Ferguson with KXOX were at Brookshire's Thursday, July 21, to help promote the Brookshire's Cars, Cruises and Cash Sweepstakes.
Funeral services for Israel "Bombie" Morales, R.N., 51, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary was said at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Morales died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
A memorial service for Lark Samuel Campbell, 60, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Campbell died Friday, July 22, 2011, at his home.
He was born July 27, 1950, in Roscoe. He married Melisa Rawlings in 2003 in Sweetwater. Lark was a graduate of Sweetwater High School and attended San Angelo State University. He was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater and worked for USG for 35 years as a fork lift operator.
Carmaleta Whisenant Sudbrock, daughter of one of the areaâ€™s pioneer ranch families, died at home on July 18, at the age of 95.Â Born during World War I, Carmaleta grew up on a ranch in Fisher County. Although she lived
for several years in New Mexico, Florida and Utah, she remained at heart â€śa rancherâ€™s daughterâ€ť who felt that there was no prettier place in the world than the West Texas prairie. She spent the final decades of her life on
Trent â€” Wanda Ruth Stubblefield Hodo, 82, died Friday, July 22, 2011 in Abilene, TX. Wanda was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother â€śGrannieâ€ť. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 25, at the McCaulley Methodist Church with Reverend J.W. Raney officiating. Burial will be in the Newman Cemetery, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel.
According to reports, the Snyder police corporal who was shot in the head last week is breathing on his own in a Lubbock hospital.
According to the Snyder Police chief, Corporal Darrell Campbell has been taken off the ventilator and is breathing on his own.
A tube inserted in his trachea is still assisting his breathing, but his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
The County-City Library held Story Hour on Thursday, July 21, 2011 for local parents and children. Eloisa Hernandez (shown, far right) read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. She also led the group through several songs, including The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Iâ€™m a Little Teapot and Alligator, Alligator. Parents and children were encouraged to participate in the activities. Pictured are Eloisa and the children and parents that attended Story Hour.