November 29th, 2013
Black Friday crowds gathered even earlier this year in Sweetwater on Thursday evening with people looking for great deals during the holiday season.
Shown above is a crowd at Wal-Mart. Sears, K-Mart, Tractor Supply and Bealls also opened on Thursday evening.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Thanksgiving Day Feed at the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church on Thursday.
They also delivered many meals around Sweetwater. Shown above are several Jaycees serving the meal.
The Annual Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart is set for Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second Sweetwater Goodfellows Toy Run will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.
The toy run will begin at the Nolan County Coliseum and end at the toy drive at Wal-Mart. Bring a new unwrapped toy and canned good as an entry fee. All motorcycle riders are welcome.
For more information, call 325-338-6446. Shown above are riders making their way to Wal-Mart on Lamar Street.
Naomi Thadene (Judy) Brazelton, age 79 of Almagardo, New Mexico, (former resident of Sweetwater), passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Newman Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.
Today will be sunny with a high near 60. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 38 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 60s. Lows will be in the mid 40s/upper 30s and winds will mostly come from the south around 5 to 15 mph.
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Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.Â
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.
Itâ€™s that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help needy Nolan County families have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.
For your Thanksgiving Day forecast, expect sunny skies with a high near 55. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight's low will be around 33, with mostly clear skies and winds remaining from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
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Many retailers are announcing that their stores will be opening their stores earlier this year for their Black Friday sales, including stores in Sweetwater.
Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, Tractor Supply and Bealls will open on Thanksgiving day at different times offering their low priced specials.
Wal-Mart will have three events with the first beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The second event will begin at 8 p.m. that day and the third event will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday. (See the pull-out advertising insert in our Thursday edition.)
A familiar face in the community is joining the Sweetwater Reporter, as Pam Goates is the newest advertising executive.
Goates started her work at the Reporter on November 19. Her previous positions as secretary at two local churches have provided her with office experience which will be beneficial in this new venture.
Goates said that she enjoys any opportunity that will allow her to meet and interact with people. Her new role will allow her to continue to build relationships with people through selling advertisements for the local newspaper.