November 22nd, 2010
Oscar Lowell Taylor, Jr., age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at V.A. Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas.
His body was cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Students at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends on Friday at the school.
Invenergy held a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the Lake Sweetwater Golf Course. The funds raised â€”Â totaling over $10,000 â€” will benefit the Sweetwater Fire Department to purchase wind turbine rescue equipment that will serve all wind farms in Nolan County. Invenergy did this last year to benefit the Snyder Fire Department.
The undefeated Pee Wee Mustangs played at the Pee Wee Superbowl at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. They played against the Abilene Cowboys and won 46-24.
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts was born on Oct. 31, 1860. Juliette, nicknamed Daisy, started the organization called â€śAmerican Girl Guidesâ€ť in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, when she invited 18 girls to become a part of a movement that would develop their self-reliance and resourcefulness. Now known as the Girl Scouts of USA over 2 million girls are now registered scouts. Girls all over the world celebrated her 150th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 31, with different activities.
Tenaska, Inc., developer of the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center near Sweetwater, presented a $3,000 donation to Nolan County United Way.
"Tenaska is honored to have become a part of the Sweetwater and Nolan County communities," Lloyd Harris, Tenaska community representative said, in presenting the check to members of the Nolan County United Way's Board of Directors.
"As in all the locations â€” in Texas and nationwide â€” where Tenaska has generating facilities, we take pride in being a contributing and supportive member of the community," Harris said.
Rees Taylor was able to share the experience of winning his first saddle with his grandfather, Clint Byers by his side. Taylor began roping, at the age of 10 years old. For four years, he has won buckles, but never a saddle. At the age of 14, during the Christmas for Kids roping event, Taylor received his first saddle. Pictured above are Clint Byers and Rees Taylor being presented with their saddles.
Christmas is coming early for Sarah, but she isnâ€™t celebrating alone.
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Sweetwater is sponsoring Sarah Getto.
Getto is a singer,songwriter and musician, from Norman, Oklahoma.
Getto is more than a performer; she is an inspiration. She has been blind since birth, but it has not been a hindrance to the achievements in her life. At the age of three, she taught herself to play the piano and the fiddle, at age 10. Her music has been related to that of Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Anne Murray, Floyd Kramer and Karen Carpenter.
American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, which is completely funded through donations. It was originally founded in 1881, by Clara Barton and a group of acquaintances.
The Big Country Branch of the American Red Cross, located in Abilene, is part of the Nolan County United Way. Tim Cox, American Red Cross representative, spoke to the teachers at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
According to Cox, the main focus of the American Red Cross is preparedness. Winter months tend to see an increase in house fires. Many of those fires occur in older houses.
Dylon Adames scores for Sweetwater on Tuesday during overtime against Hawley while teammate Kevin Sepeda watches. Adames scored five of his seven points in the extra period to help the Mustangs pull out a 71-62 victory in their 2010-11 season opener. Sweetwaterâ€™s boys travel to Coleman for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff Friday while the girls will play host to Abilene High, also starting at 6:30 p.m.