November 20th, 2014
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) reminds Nolan County residents that a great time to quit smoking is during the "Great American Smokeout", Thursday, Nov. 20, according to Donna Boatright, administrator of the hospital
"The 'Smokeout' is a good-natured effort by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to give up their cigarettes for one day," Boatright said. "If smokers see they can quit for 24 hours, they may quit forever."
Sandra L. (Sandy) Hale Stephenson, age 78, went to Heaven on Nov. 17, 2014.
âSassâ as she was lovingly known by her grandchildren and great-children, as well as her close friends, was preceded in death by her parents O.C. (Spot) Hale and Madeline (Tootie) Hale.
She is survived by âmy sweet baby,â husband Roger Stephenson; sons, Brad and wife Mindy, Britt and wife Christy and Kyle. Rogerâs âgirlfriendâ and âsweet brideâ is also survived by Randy and wife Roberta Donahoe.
The True Texan Award is a quarterly award given to team members at Texas National Bank who take pride in their work, do whatâs best for the team and always put the customer first. Award recipients are given an extra paid day of vacation and a small cash prize. The True Texans for the third quarter 2014 are Deadra Kelley (left) and Kathy Staggs (right).
Police are on the lookout for Timothy Cantu, 20, of Sweetwater.
According to officers with the Sweetwater Police Department, Cantu was identified as the passenger of a vehicle during a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning before fleeing the scene.
Officers gave chase to Cantu and several law enforcement agencies including the Sweetwater P.D., the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), Texas Dept. of Public Safety and the 32nd Judicial District set up a perimeter around a field near Alabama and Throckmorton.
The Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition & Renovation (STTAR) board of directors announces the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as the location for this yearâs Third Annual West Texas & Beyond Revue, hosted by Texas Music Ambassador Bob Livingston. The live music extravaganza will be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 22.
Read more in Wednesday's edition.
Sweetwater High School announced that the students will try to collect more than 1,000 cans for the 2014 Sweetwater Goodfellows Canned Food Drive. The school effort is being spearheaded by teacher Jamie Ince.
Learn more in Wednesday's edition.
A Masonic cornerstone ceremony and ribbon cutting were held for the Nolan County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. Shown are Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara, Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas Graham Childress, County Judge Tim Fambrough, Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Willman and Precinct 2 Commissioner Terry Locklar.
Roger W. Brooks, 69 of Big Spring, Texas died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral services took place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
The family received friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.
He was born Feb. 27, 1945 in San Angelo. He married Carla Perry June 27, 1975 in Midland.
Five Sweetwater High School athletes have earned all-District 2-4A volleyball recognition.
Kensi Chowning, who led the 22-13 Lady Mustangs in kills this season, was honored as District 2-4Aâs outstanding hitter.
Setter Maddie Jones and middle hitter Mikeilah Foust made the first team, while outside hitter Maddie Berry and libero Morgan Gomez were both named to the all-district second team.
Find the complete list of the All-District 2-4A volleyball team in Wednesday's edition in Sports.
Wichita Falls Hirschi 62, Sweetwater 39
Colorado City 51, Roscoe 36
Rotan 67, Blackwell 41
Clyde 59, Highland 41
Find individual stats in Wednesday's edition in Sports.