July 25th, 2011
Phyllis Fern Walker, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
Her body was cremated.Â A memorial service will be held at a later date.Â Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Funeral services for Danny Orozco, 36, of Pleasanton and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 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 prayer service and visitation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Orozco died Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Pleasanton.
He was born Nov. 21, 1974, in Sweetwater. He was a resident of Sweetwater most of his life. He had lived in Pleasanton since November 2010.
Syble Margaret Robertson Hobbs of Maryneal passed from this life on July 23, 2011. Syble was born to Pearl Perry Robertson on June 12, 1919. Her father, Charlie passed from flu and pneumonia in January 1919, five months before Syble was born. Syble and her mother moved to Runnels County shortly after Sybleâ€™s birth. They moved to Blackwell in 1928 and farmed. In August 1932, they moved to Maryneal. Syble went to school in Maryneal until the schoolhouse burned down, then to Highland for a short time. She worked several places taking care of children and keeping house.
AMARILLO, Texas, â€” Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment retailer with 145 stores in 20 states has announced the closing of its 1102 East Broadway location on Aug. 20, 2011. The store will be conducting a going out of business sale through Aug. 20, 2011.
The Sweetwater, Texas location is closing due to store operating profit being less than that required by management. This location employs approximately 35 full and part-time associates. All gift cards can be redeemed at www.gohastings.com.
These students entering grades 2-9 attended a Plowboy Football Camp this past week in Roscoe. Pictured in no particular order are Jordan Blain, Xavier Lujan, Aidan Hermosillio, Zachary Parrett, Caleb Camacho, Chase Cathey, Vincent Pantoja, Alec Pantoja, Paul Pantoja, Kolten Hope, Zeke Murphy, Skyler Pulatte, Austin Willman, Cade Garrett, Grady Underwood, Madoc Underwood, Wesley Parish, Jared Cowen, Braiden Moore, Christian Diaz, Francisco Garcia, Luke Wilson, Kevin Lavalas and Dayton Heaps.
These students entering grades 4-9 attended a Mustang Football Camp this past week. Pictured in no particular order are Zack Bearden, Zane Bearden, Clay Birkham, Lane Burgess, Ty Crain, Tate Fullwood, Ty Fullwood, Alex Gallegos, Carlos Gallegos, Branson Guelker, Mark Guevara, Gage Hannah, Ky Hoover, Grant Howe, Patrick Hutson, Dylon Jeffrey, Keagan Jeffrey, Travis Macon, Corey Mendez, Max Nemir, Tate Rainey, Tyler Rea, Adrian Vizzerra, Kurt Wetsel and Luke Williams.
Reserved season football tickets to Sweetwater games for the 2011 season are up for renewal to the current option holders through Friday, Aug. 5.
Tickets may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration building, located on 207 Musgrove.
Tickets are $30 for Sweetwaterâ€™s five home games which will be against Vernon on Aug. 26, Mona-hans on Sept. 2, Early (homecoming) on Sept. 16, Big Spring on Oct. 14 and Brownwood on Oct. 28.
Reserved ticket sales for the general public will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 8. The last day to purchase season tickets will be Friday, Aug. 19.
The drawing for the four Rangers tickets and $150 Mastercard to benefit the Wounded Warriors project was held Friday, July 15, 2011 at Texas National Bank. Raffle tickets were sold to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Alliance. Funds from the ticket sales will send a wounded soldier to Eagles Summit Ranch in Junction, TX for both training and tools needed to turn tragedy into triumph. Drawing the winner was Jim Kelley, Chief of Police. The winner of the prize package was Ron Johnston. Ron very generously donated the tickets and Mastercard to the family of local Wounded Warrior Cpl.
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.