February 9th, 2011
The second annual âRidinâ for Cashâ Bull Bash will be an even larger event than last year, with many vendor booths being set up before the action begins. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Doors will open at 5 p.m. so that those attending will have time to visit vendor booths, the silent auction and the concession stand.
There will be about 30 vendors that will be selling many items including leather goods, jewelry, candles, Scentsy items, clothes, crosses and much more.
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were on hand at Sweetwater Auto-Tire on Tuesday for a ribbon cutting and open house for the new business. The business is located at 1509 Lamar Street and provides auto services including oil changes and unlocking vehicles and provides new and used tires including Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Cooper and more. Owners are Bill and Candace Jones and the manager is Manny Gutierrez. They can be reached at 325-236-8180.
Emily Ann (Mitchell) Rogers, 65, of Midland and formerly of the Trent-Merkel area, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.
She was cremated. Memorial services are to be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Trent First Baptist Church.
Emily was born in Merkel. She lived most of her childhood and part of her adult life in the Trent-Merkel area. She worked hard all her life. She had many talents, including making ceramics, writing poetry, drawing and gardening. Her best talent was smiling. One of her sweet smiles could warm you when you were cold, make you happy when you were sad.
Kenneth Dale Hess, age 85, of Snyder, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011,Â at his residence in Snyder.
Funeral services for Mr. Hess will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with Rev. Loren Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Funeral Home.
Mr. Hess was born on May 7, 1925, to John Wesley and Nora (Barnett) Hess. He married Francis MarieÂ Lewis on Dec. 2, 1945, at Pyron. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2005.
BROWNWOOD â The Brownwood Lions dominated the first and third quarters so much in Tuesdayâs 51-23 win over Sweetwater that they could afford to rest their starters and play their subs in the other two periods.
The victory â which improved the Lions to 3-3 in District 5-3A â came almost entirely on the strength of a 16-minute stretch where Brownwood outscored Sweetwater 47-9.
BROWNWOOD â Brownwoodâs No. 18 Lady Lions lived up to their state ranking Tuesday, running off the gameâs first 10 points and never looking back in a 55-26 win over Sweetwater that ended the regular season for both teams.
Patricia Wilson had 19 points for Brownwood (6-2), which will be District 5-3Aâs No. 2 playoff seed. Brownwood also stifled Sweetwater (1-7, 16-17) defensively, allowing just single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.
The National Weather Service in San Angelo issued a special weather statement for area cities including Sweetwater, Roby, Rotan and Abilene.
Another arctic front with an ice, sleet and snow mix is possible tonight and early Wednesday across West Central Texas.
Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union personnel were commended for their quick thinking and safety procedures in keeping a troubled woman from entering the establishment on Thursday.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, a woman was trying to gain access to the building on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The woman was said to have a note, back pack and stun gun knuckles in her possession.
"The personnel at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union took every necessary step to keep the woman out of the building," said Chief Kelley.
High Sky Children's Ranch, Inc. in Midland opened its doors in 1963 under the direction of a concerned citizen, Joan Nobles, as a home for girls who had no place to go. In 1985, they changed their license to accept both boys and girls, enabling them to keep sibling groups together. High Sky was re-licensed yet again in 1987 as a treatment facility to work with more traumatized, higher level of care children and later as a therapeutic foster care. The programs provide a structure with life skills as well as therapeutic services.
The February art exhibit at the County-City Library is a quilling display by Betty Oliver of Abilene.
Oliver began quilling in 2004, when her husband first became ill. "I had seen the work in art digest books for many years and thought it was interesting. When my husband got sick I decided to take up the art because he would get anxious when I left the room. I purchased the materials I needed for the art and worked on it while I stayed in the room with my husband."
Oliver has been an artist for many years, specializing in oil paintings before she went to quilling.