December 27th, 2012
Doris Newcomb, age 81 of Albany, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 28th at First Baptist Church with Rev. John Tunnell and Rev. Bob Knowles officiating. Interment will follow in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 27th at Morehart Mortuary of Albany.
Expect a bit of a warm-up today with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
With the freezing low temps tonight, don't forget to protect those plants, pets and pipes! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the forecast.
Rib Roast with Blue Cheese Horseradish Sauce
A holiday roast makes a lovely presentation and is just about the best crowd-pleaser you can find.Â You want to order a little more than 1 pound per person of "bone-in standing rib roast." If you can, ask the butcher to cut the bone off of it and tie it back on for flavorful cooking but easy slicing. Ask for extra fat for the cap too,Â if it is available.
Yield: about 10 servings
1 (about 14 to 16 pound) beef rib, roast ready
About 3-4 Tbsp of your favorite seasoning blend such as Greek Seasoning, or Creole Seasoning
Workforce issues were brought up during the recent Cline Shale Session held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
The event was hosted by the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), in which SEED's executive director Ken Becker was the session host. Bill Lavers from the Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) was the session emcee.
The Mistletoe Brass Band recently played Christmas carols for students and teachers at East Ridge Elementary School.
Players are Billy Weems, trumpet; Dianna Adams, trumpet and arranger; Larry Ludlum, euphonium; Richard Smola, tenor saxophone; Dr. Jeremy Smola, trombone; Elias Chavez, tuba; Bill Tinsley, percussion; and Joe Rivera, manager.
This year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is "Give Where You Live," so that the local organization can continue their commitment to local service. The 2012 goal has been set at $85,000, in which all funds raised will stay in the county to help nine local agencies.
Making up the agencies are the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, and the Women's Resource Center.
Sweetwater High School will honor its 2012 fall sports athletes with a banquet Thursday, Jan. 10 starting at 6 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum annex.
Athletes in football, cross country and volleyball will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Also, Sweetwaterâs cheerleaders and trainers will be intro-duced and thanked for their support. A highlight video will be shown. The Mustang Booster Club will also have a silent auction to support the athletes. Tickets are $12 and available until Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse, and will not be sold at the door.
DEC. 17 â VS. BIG SPRING
7th grade Red 23,
Big Spring 14
Sweetwater individual scoring: Texas Williams 11, Jessica Poe 6, Angela Blueford 2, Sonora Medellin 2, Eva Ornelas 2.
Big Spring 16,
7th grade White 3
Sweetwater individual scoring: Latimer Burnett 2, Dharma Hernan-dez 1.
8th grade Red 21,
Big Spring 10
Sweetwater individual scoring: Kensi Chowning 12, Stephanie Castillo 4, Maddie Berry 3, Davina Walker 2.
Big Spring 20,
8th grade White 11
Sweetwater individual scoring: Amber Smith 7, Sonya Sanchez 2, Danielle Vega 2.
DEC. 13 â AT WYLIE
Wylie 32, 7th grade Red 12
Baby, it's cold outside!!
With early morning temps in the teens, expect your Wednesday forecast to be partly sunny with a high near the freezing mark at 32. Wind chills will be as low as 9 degrees, with northern winds from 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 25. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
Remember to check on those pets, plants and pipes during freezing weather! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the local outlook.
On Saturday evening, Dec. 22, a line of cars were parked on the 900 block of Silas Street to greet Santa and Mrs. Claus. The two, played by Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, gave out cupcakes and punch to children who came to visit their lighted home. Shown visiting Santa are Mitzi Kirby with her sons, James and Hayden. âThis is our gift to the community and to God to celebrate Jesusâ birthday,â said Mrs. Kimbrell.