Brookshire Grocery Co. stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas began the 32nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive recently.
Approximately 150 Brookshireâs and Super 1 Foods stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries and other volunteer groups to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Sweetwater ISD recently completed their campaign for the Nolan County United Way.
The Sweetwater High School Cheerleaders donated $100 from their Kiss a Pig Contest. Pictured is SHS cheerleader Caroline Brennan holding the pig and SHS teacher Martha Aleman kissing the pig.
The cheerleaders are under the leadership of Kassidi Seaton and Candy Mercer.
Services for Billie Sue Irving, 73, of Sweetwater, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Mount Rose Baptist Church with Rev. Tommie J. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She died on Nov. 29, 2013, in Sweetwater.
She was born on Sept. 22, 1940, in Snyder. She married Arnold Irving. She was a member of Mount Rose Baptist Church, and she worked as a nurse aide.
Dorothy Helen Whisenant-Broughton, 79 of Converse, LA passed from this world in the fellowship of her family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 27. A native of Roscoe, Texas, âDottyâ spent the majority of her life in Sweetwater and Abilene, Texas. The eldest daughter of Sam and Lena Whisenant, of Roscoe, she is survived by her sister Mrs.
Richard Armstrong, 77, of Dublin, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Snyder, Texas, to Robert Lee Armstrong and Susan Elizabeth Mimms Armstrong. Richard married Carolyn Watson July 10, 1955, in Sweetwater, Texas.
Ervin John Schraer, our devoted, strong and faithful Dad, a lifelong farmer and member of this community, passed away on Nov. 29, 2013, three days after his 92nd birthday.
A rosary service took place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena, TX with Deacon Stanley Lange officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, also at St. Joseph, with Father Ariel Lagunilla celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Josephâs Catholic Cemetery at Rowena, TX.
MONDAY, DEC. 2
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ boys host Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade âBâ and âAâ girls at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high teams (except âBâ girls) will host Roscoe starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Paint Rock starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
Highland boys 52, Winters 47
Highland scoring: Jacob Richburg 16, Brandon Ste-vens 10, Ethan Wilson 9, Isaac Rios 6, Seth Wood 6, Kevin Box 3, Michael Hyde 2. Highland record: 2-0.
Hawley 45, Roscoe boys 35
Roscoe scoring: Kevin Lavalais 11, Rafael Aguayo 8, Javier Leanos 8, Jesus Leanos 3, Anthony Ortegon 3, Cutter Davila 2. Roscoe record: 0-2.
Rankin 40, Roscoe girls 24
Roscoe scoring: Mia Herrera 8, Eva Aguayo 5, Samantha Ortega 4, Whit-ney Williams 3, Shelby Brown 2, Sunshine Saddler 2.
Roscoe girls 35, Irion County 31
Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 43 and west-southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Nolan County Welfare Association (NCWA) wants to let the community know that their doors are open.
Rut (pronounced "root") Crowley, director of the NCWA, stated that they are able to give individuals one bag of food per month, stocked with one of each item that is in the food pantry. First-time recipients must fill out some paperwork prior to receiving the donation.