Above, Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office deputies Angie Collier and Eli Cunningham, along with Sweetwater Goodfellows coordinator Billie Johnston assist a customer with items at the Sweetwater Goodfellows toy and food distribution on Saturday.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows held their food and toy distribution on Friday, helping 208 families and over 700 people with Christmas toys for children of Nolan County that they might not have otherwise. Each child received three toys and each family received a bag of food, a Brookshireâ€™s gift card and a free hen from Brookshireâ€™s. Many volunteers contributed their time at the distribution and Christmas party.
A blood drive that will benefit Meek Blood Center and the Nolan County Welfare Office Food Pantry will take place on Monday, Dec. 20. Meek Blood Center will have two bloodmobiles parked at the Nolan County Courthouse from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Donors are asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items to the blood drive. In return, those who donate blood will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a $5 Sonic gift card.
The holiday season is in full swing and many will be attending parties and dinners all season long. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital wants to remind everyone that even though some may be tempted to let healthy eating habits slide, now is actually the perfect time to focus on good eating habits.
Funeral services for Mary Louise Schattel, 93, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Paducah Cemetery with Jerry McClendon officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Schattel died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Stonecrest Senior Care, Inc.
Charles W. Boley, 71, of Uriah, Ala., died Monday, Dec. 6, at Atmore Community Hospital. There will be no service. Turner Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Boley was born Dec. 12, 1938, to George and Emma Boley in Thackersville, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Sherry.
Survivors include two sons, David and Rusty; one daughter, Tina; four grandchildren; two brothers, Carroll Boley of Granbury and Terry Boley of Sweetwater; and two sisters, Jean McGlaun of Fort Worth and Glenda McCravey of Belton.
His body will be cremated.
MONDAY, DEC. 13
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys at Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys host Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls at Stamford, 5 and 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Water Valley starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 14
Sweetwater girls host Lamesa â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Breckenridge â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Albany starting at 4 p.m.
At Big Spring tournament
7TH GRADE WHITE
7th grade White 10
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Jasmine Franklin 2, Hanna Hayes 2, Marisa Moncada 2.
7th grade White 27,
Sweetwater points: Lena Marti-nez 4, Ashley Bax 4, Marisa Mon-cada 4, Jasmine Franklin 4, Jade Johnson 4, Victoria Jimenez 4, Daisy Salas 2, Cheyenne Falcon 2, Ashley Lara 1. Halftime: Sweetwater 16, Andrews 0.
7th grade White 26,
Big Spring 17
Local fire departments responded to a grass fire on County Road 419 in Fisher County on Thursday morning. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the fire burned about four acres of grass and seemed to be started by a power line problem. The fire is still under investigation. Three Sweetwater Fire Department trucks and three Fisher County trucks were dispatched to the fire. "We overloaded the scene with resources because of the high winds and dry conditions. Under normal conditions, we wold not have called so many trucks, but there was nothing normal about today's conditions.
Seventy-five years ago the Sweetwater Texas Theatre opened its doors for showings of first-run movies and live entertainment. Two years ago people from all around the area started pitching in and working hard to clean, renovate and restore the venue to operable condition. Last week the final connections were made to get the new heating and air conditioning units installed and working in the Texas 2.