Archive - Jun 4, 2012
Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012.
The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:
â€¢ Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old;
â€¢ Are unemployed;
â€¢ Received an other than dishonorable discharge;
First Baptist Church saddles up for Vacation Bible School, June 4 through the 7, from 6-8 p.m. The first three nights will be held at First Baptist Church, (213 E. 3rd) beginning each evening in the church sanctuary for a round-up. Then they will travel along the Tejas Trail to snacks, recreation, crafts and Bible stories.
Tina Melendez was given the honor of being named the 2011-12 SHS (Sweetwater High School) Teacher of the Year within the Sweetwater Independent School District.
Melendez is a 9th-12th grade Spanish II teacher at SHS. Out of her eight total years of teaching, six of those have been with Sweetwater ISD. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from McMurry University.
The Sweetwater High School FFA Career Development teams were honored with a resolution during the May meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees. The teams qualified for state in Cotton Judging, Homesite Evaluation, Meats Judging, Milk Quality and Products Judging, Poultry Judging and Wool Judging.
Laura Fay Duncan, 105, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.Â Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Rev. Vernon Baker officiating. A visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Seferino Portello Carrillo, age 70, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012 at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 at Belvieu Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.