Archive - Nov 16, 2010
A suspicious fire was reported at 2:13 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 15 at 3901 FM-1230. The fire occurred at a ranch house, located southwest of Roscoe. The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene and enlisted the assistance of the Sweetwater Fire Department and Loraine Volunteer Fire Department. The call was reported by an oil field delivery driver, that was making her way to a large drilling rig location several miles up the road.
The brick, ranch house, which is located almost eight miles south of I-20, belonging to Mr. John H. Henley Jr., was declared a total loss.
The second grade classes at East Ridge Elementary had surprise visitors during P.E. Â Several firemen came and played Capture the Flag, one of the studentsâ favorite games. The surprise visit was part of fire safety week. Students not only were able to enjoy fun and games with the fire department members, but they learned about fire safety, how to check fire detectors and other fire safety tips. Students and teachers of East Ridge extend their sincere thanks to members of the Sweetwater Fire Department.
Eurita Fay âRitaâ Rieger, 76, of Maryneal, Texas passed away on Nov. 15, 2010 at her home. She was born January 16,1934 in Palestine, Texas. She married Wayne Rieger on July 6, 1952 in Palestine, Texas.
Survivors include her son, Paul Rieger and wife Debbie of Big Spring, Texas; daughters, Ada Jackson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Paulia Sacket and husband Rick of Temple, Texas; one sister, Anita Wylie of Palestine, Texas; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The high school basketball season will be arriving in full force here today, as the Sweetwater boys open their season against Hawley at 8 p.m. and the Sweetwater girls entertain Breckenridge at 6:30 at Mustang Gym.
Also on tap today will be freshman and JV girls con-tests at 5 p.m. in both gyms and a JV boys game at 6:30 at the old high school gym.