February 18th, 2014
Rosa Maria Berain Flores, age 90, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Her body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Earl Woodrow Whittington, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Weatherford, TX. He was a Sweetwater resident. Graveside services will be held at Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 48 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The March 4 primary election will be here before we know it, but several other deadlines are fast approaching.
The first day of early voting will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the County Clerk's office, which is located in the Nolan County Courthouse (100 East Third), Suite 108. The last day of early voting will be Friday, Feb. 28.
Friday, Feb. 21, is the last day for the County Clerk to receive an application to vote by mail.
On Election Day on Tuesday, March 4, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Representative Susan King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Monday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. For the eighth year in a row, Rep. King arranged for her colleagues in the House to get an up close and personal view of life in West Texas. The Sweetwater Jaycees took over duties of the Rattlesnake Roundup 52 years ago and have made been coming to the Capitol a tradition.
Jimmie Sue Martin passed away Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 in Abilene.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Elmwood Memorial Park in the Mausoleum Garden with Dr. Jeff Reid officiating, directed by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.
She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Sweetwater, to Boyce and Sue Lynn. She graduated from Sweetwater High School. She married Harold Martin in 1950.
She went to work for Texas Electric and then continued her career working for numerous drilling companies. She retired from Hendrick Medical Center in 1995.
Andrew Joseph Meyerhofer, 84, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be noon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Parish (Immaculate Heart) with Father Bob Bush officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited by Deacon Bill Butler at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Richard David Neill, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Rodriguez officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
A woman was flown to an Abilene hospital in stable condition on Friday morning by Air Evac after a wreck on Interstate 20. It took members of the Sweetwater Fire Department 30 minutes to extricate her from the vehicle.
The new Allsupâ€™s opened at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and, even though itâ€™s store number one in
Sweetwater, itâ€™s the three hundred and nineteenth store in the Allsupâ€™s line-up; proving that initiative and hard work continue to pay off for Lonnie and Barbara Allsup.
The Allsupâ€™s bought their first store in 1956 in Roswell, N.M. They opened with $200 in stock, $5,000 worth of fixtures and $400 of working capital. Working the store himself, Allsup said he gave it his all and, within the first year and a half, he had increased the volume from $4,000 to $20,000 per month.