June 26th, 2012
Billy Neal Gotcher, 74, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at his residence. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Brookshire Cemetery in Tennyson, Texas with the Rev. Ward Hayes Officiating.
Shirley Ann Neilson, 75, passed peacefully on June 7, 2012, in her home in Bigfork, Montana, following a two year battle with cancer. Shirley was born in Helena, Montana, on Nov. 18, 1936 to Rhea and Charles Cartwright. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jerry Neilson, their sons, Rick and his wife Deb, Jeff and his wife Cortney, Dane and his wife Becky, Van and his wife Valke, and eight grandchildren who knew her affectionately as "Gigi"; Erin, Jeremy, Stow, Abby, Zack, Ava, Abigail, Shelby, one great-grandson, Solomon and her sister, Marilyn McKenzie of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Abilene Prairie Dogs will host Nolan County Community Night at Walt Driggers Field on the campus of McMurry University on Tuesday, June 26. The Prairie Dogs will host the Rio Grande Valley White Wings. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.
This year, as part of the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Women's Leadership Institute's (WLI) mission to support the TSTC Values, each TSTC location â€” Waco, Harlingen, Marshall and West Texas (Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge, Sweetwater â€” each did a community project on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The Sweetwater group spoke with Russell Jones, City of Sweetwater Director of Public Works, about painting the picnic tables at Newman Park and he was thrilled with the idea. He has asked that the pillars of the pavilion be painted as well.
Our law enforcement and fire departments, along with other entities, work together to make the community a safe place to live. Shown are law enforcement vehicles from the 32nd Judicial District Investigative Team, Texas Department of Public Safety, Sweetwater Police Department, Nolan County Sheriff's Office, Roscoe Police Department and Texas State Technical College Police Department. See a tribute to these law enforcement and local fire departments â€” Hometown Heroes â€” inside today's paper.
Joe Angel Reyna and Rian Hill are shown under water at the Sweetwater Municipal Swimming Pool this past week. Many area families cool off and have fun, spending quality time together at the pool.
Texas Midwest Community Network hosted a special event at the Bill Franklin Center in Coleman to recognize state lawmakers who serve districts in the region. The purpose of the Lawmakers Luncheon was to provide an opportunity for state senators and representatives to meet with local officials in preparation for the 2013 Legislative Session.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on June 21, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of W. 6th.
â€¢Â Fraudulent use of ID â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢Â Burglary of a building â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on June 21, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Vehicle accident â€”Â I-20 MM 236 east bound.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â E. 14th.
â€¢ Suspicious person â€”Â South I-20.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
This Sunday is Sunday School High Attendance Day so we would love to have you in Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.Â We have classes for all ages and we have great teachers for each class.
Food always seems to taste better when enjoyed outdoors. No matter the occasion or location, these packable, snackable recipes are foods fit for a fabulous picnic.
Bean Salad Stuffed Shells are a simple, flavorful, portable appetizer. Jumbo shells filled with a can of 3 or 4 bean salad, herbs and cheese make great
Baby Beet and Farro Salad is an easy pack-and-go side. Whole pickled baby beets â€” just right for one bite â€” are the star of this whole grain salad, tossed with Dijon mustard dressing.