June 8th, 2013
The Fourth Annual "Blue Agave" Bar-B-Que and Chili Cook-Off will be held today in Blackwell. The event is "Lone Star" and "CASI" sanctioned, which will include brisket, ribs, chicken and beans. There will also be margarita and Bloody Mary pour-offs. A concert and dance featuring Mark David Manders will be held thirty minutes after dark. All activities will be held at the AMA Tech/Tel pavilion, located east on Highway FM 1170 in Blackwell. For more information and concert cover charge prices, call 325-668-3552 or 325-370-1119.
The Maryneal Homecoming will take place today. A steak dinner will be served at noon by Royce Randell and Acey Hurn. For more information, call Carol at 325-288-4434.
The 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown is coming to Nolan County. KXOX AM/FM will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion. Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special.
The Nolan County Crime Stoppers have announced two Crimes of the Week.
On Thursday, May 16, 2013, a burglary was reported to the Sweetwater Police Department. It was reported that sometime between Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2013 unknown person(s) entered a business located on the north side of town near FM 1544 and Elm. The unknown person(s) stole several large items as well as tools, ladders and smaller items.
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension's Family Consumer Sciences agent Tasha Baxter (Nolan County) provided a program entitled, "Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes" for patients with diabetes and their families, as well as any others interested in attending. The Sweetwater-Nolan County Heath Department sponsored the location and Alice Velez with the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Outreach Program provided free blood glucose testing. The program was divided and presented into four different areas with four different speakers with special knowledge in those areas.
Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab were spotted enjoying a breakfast outing at Buck's restaurant recently. This outing is offered once monthly and isÂ one of theÂ highlightsÂ of the activities program offered by the home.Â Pictured is Myrl Frazier, Shirley Zetsman, Karla Knight A.D., June Lamb, Bonnie Gill, Norma Martinez, R.A., Donald McGregor and Mark Bolton.
The Sweetwater Aglow team would like to invite you to our June meeting. Ministering will be the Aglow team. Everyone is invited to share a word or testimony. Praise and worship will be lead by Dallas McFaul, with song specials from the Aglow youth. Come join us as we lift up the Lord.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11.
Please bring your favorite snack.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Recently, a local firefighter paramedic received a letter of commendation after he and his team responded to an emergency situation.
The letter to Lance Campbell, given to him by Sweetwater Fire Chief/Emergency Services Director Grant Madden, recollected on an incident that occurred on Sunday, April 28. A call for assistance was received from Highway 70, just north of town.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Errand Solutions, Inc. Elaine Gray, owner/operator, is pictured cutting the ribbon with Stacy Dove, Liz Howard, Judge Tim Fambrough, Janis McDowell, Debbie Anthony, Ken Becker, Brenda Stirl, Kirsten Smith, Jacque McCoy, GayNell Cherry, Aida Pantoja and Vickie May.
Mary L. Clemmer, age 89, of Hamlin, (former resident of Sweetwater) passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Hamlin Memorial Hospital in Hamlin
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Spalding officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.