Archive - Oct 31, 2011
Many families attended the Fall Festival held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Shown (right) is church member Judy Clayton helping a little princess retrieve a prize from the fishing booth.
Over the past two decades childhood and adolescent obesity has risen at an alarming rate.
Here are just some of the statistics:
Kathy Smartt and Tracey Smola are shown judging pumpkins at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. Each class decorated pumpkins to be judged. There were bats, hamburgers, cats and much more on display.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.29, five cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is $3.44, three cents less than last week.Â The statewide average price is 15 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.36.Â Corpus Christi is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.14 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater is currently reporting $3.39 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
Students at Sweetwater Intermediate School decorated pumpkins and displayed them on the porch of the Pioneer Museum.
Milton George Bradley was born on July 29, 1927, in Temple, Texas to parents Lewis and Alberta Bradley. The second of three sons, Miltonâ€™s nickname was G Boy.
Milton Bradley attended high school in Temple, Texas. Growing up in the depression, young G Boy would sometimes have to chase jack rabbits for food and the skill helped to make him an extremely fast runner. As a track and football star in high school, he had an opportunity to race against the late, great Jessie Owens and almost beat him. Jessie Owens gave G Boy his own nickname of â€śSpeedyâ€ť.
Family and friends of Wanda Sharrock Ingram celebrated her life of 77 years on Oct. 27, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. She died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
Wanda Nell was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Sweetwater, Texas to Orin Ted and Eavvie Sharrock. She graduated from Crane High School and later earned a Bachelorâ€™s degree from Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas. Wanda retired from Texas Utilities in 2000, after serving as a training supervisor for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lubbock.