October 26th, 2012
Mary Frances Johnson, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ, with Jim Wilks and Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery in Palava, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
With a mere three weeks left in the regular season, all four high school teams in Nolan County will finally be playing the games that really matter â€” the ones involving other teams in their districts â€” starting today.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are well into their district schedules, and both have important games in District 4-3A and District 7-1A, Div-ision II, respectively, that they may need to win in order to remain viable contenders for the state playoffs that will begin next month. Sweetwater (1-1) goes to Big Spring (0-2), while Roscoe (2-2) is also on the road at Gorman (1-3) today.
Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 40, and eastern winds around 10 mph.
Learn what the forecast will be from this week at weather.gov.
We'll see a sunny Saturday with a high near 56. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-southeast in the afternoon.
It will be mostly clear tonight, with a low around 38 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
When does the warm-up begin? Find the answer on weather.gov.
Expect partly sunny skies this Friday, with a high near 53 and northern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
A freeze watch will be in effect overnight for Nolan and several surrounding counties. Visit weather.gov to find out more.
Texas State Technical College West Texasâ€™ vocational nursing students from Breckenridge and Sweetwater campuses administered approximately 600 flu vaccines to the Abilene State Supported Living Center's employees on Oct. 3 and 4.
"We appreciate the infection control staff for the invitation and the opportunity."
During the Monday morning county commissioners' meeting, Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden shared that the Emergency Vehicle Driving Simulator from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)--part of the Texas A&M University System--would be at the fire station for the first part of the week.
From Monday through Wednesday, a morning and afternoon session was held, which offered training on defensive driving, followed by operation on the simulator. The simulator gives drivers various scenarios to be completed.
Nolan County Girl Scouts recently presented Homer K. Taylor, Executive Director of the Nolan County Foundation, with a thank you poster for being selected for a matching grant of $5,000. The grant will go towards the renovation of Camp Boothe Oaks. Making the presentation were Crystal McFaul, Lesley Knight, Haedyn Ramirez, Haley Ramirez, Ana Hall, Homer Taylor, Cheyenne Moorhead, Kate Hall, Gabby Gomez and Morgan McFaul.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is gearing up for their annual Breast Cancer Survivorsâ€™ Luncheon this Friday, with early numbers showing a large crowd coming together for the cause.
An early preview of the event was given as part of the Administratorâ€™s Report given by Donna Boatright during the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directorsâ€™ meeting held on Monday night, October 22 at RPMH. As of Monday night, over 50 reservations have been received for the Friday luncheon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Oct. 23, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Forgery â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Evading arrest with a motor vehicle â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Fabian PeÃ±a, 30 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Malcolm Black, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests from Oct. 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO: