Archive - Jul 5, 2011

Fireworks light the sky in Roscoe

July 5, 2011

Fireworks lit up the evening sky after an entire day’s festivities including a parade, led by local fire departments, food, vendors, children’s activities, live music and a dance all at “Roscoe on the bricks.” The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department handled the fireworks to make sure everything was under control.

RPMH to benefit from grant received by TCQPS

July 5, 2011

The Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety, an affiliate of the Texas Hospital Association, has received a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to improve medication safety in Texas’ rural hospitals.

Robotics program in need of donations

July 5, 2011

A new technology program for local middle and high schools is forming, but is in need of donations.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas in Sweetwater will be hosting a robotics competition called BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics for six weeks this fall. The goal is to start a new competition center in Sweetwater for the Big Country, but not without the help of community support, contributions and sponsorships.

Many contribute to WASP Homecoming

July 5, 2011

The National WASP WWII Museum celebrated the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII at WASP HOMECOMING 2011 on May 28, of Memorial Day Weekend. Approximately 1,000 people from all around the U.S. attended the day-long event. Twenty-two WASP were present who trained at Avenger Field in 1943-44 to become the first women to ever fly military planes in the United States.

Ira Lena Simmons

July 5, 2011

Ira Lena Simmons, age 97, of Sweetwater, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on  Sunday, July 3, 2011.   
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Jerry L. Fuqua

July 5, 2011

A graveside service for Jerry L. Fuqua, 57, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene with Military Graveside Rites performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Rev. Teddy Seales will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Fuqua died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at his residence.

Sweetwater rallies to beat Wylie, force 2nd championship game

July 5, 2011

After suffering their first loss on Friday, Sweetwater’s 10-11 year-old Little League all-stars have rediscovered the magic that has them one win away from going to a sectional tournament for the second straight year.
Sweetwater, which fell to the losers bracket after an 8-6 defeat Friday against Wylie in the semifinals, got some sweet revenge with a 7-5 victory when the teams met again on Monday in the championship game at Sweetwater’s Major League field. Since both teams now have one loss, they will meet again at 7 p.m. today to decide the District 5 title at the same location.

The Sweetwater baseball team will play Monahans at 7 p.m. Friday in Big Spring to decide playoff...
SNYDER — After getting the go-ahead hit in his team’s 4-2 win over Snyder on Tuesday that finally...
  A number of athletes from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland have qualified to compete in...

 

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