Archive - Apr 17, 2013
Spicy, sweet or zesty, itâs never been easier to enjoy the crisp, tangy taste of homemade pickles. And with recipes like these you can preserve perfect pickles for any palate.
Here are a few tips from the pickling pros at Mrs. Wages to help you give your cukes a kick of great homemade flavor:
n Choose pickling cucumbers, not slicing cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers are short and blocky â about 4 inches long. They should be firm and green in color with no blemishes.
Regional updates were heard at the Cline Shale Alliance luncheon, held this past Friday at The Center of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) in Sweetwater.
Nine counties were represented in the updates, which cited significant growth as the Cline Shale oil exploration and development continues. Many entities offered brief reports and presentations from their respective area, such as Howard County.
The Annual County-City Library Book Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. There will be a brown bag special on Saturday. Books available include fiction, nonfiction, paperback, childrenâs books, religious books, craft and cookbooks, magazines and special collectorâs items. For more information call 235-4978 or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org. All proceeds benefit the library.
Following a 20-year run of Star Search, the local talent show sponsored by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, the civic group is unveiling a new type of talent show in an effort to boost involvement.
Introducing..."Sweetwater's Got Talent."
With only one performing act at last year's Star Search finals in the high school division, change was necessary, according to Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore. The format of the show at the finals will be changed to resemble the television talent show "America's Got Talent" but with a local twist.
The Woman's Forum of Sweetwater presented a microwave and micro-refrigerator to the Pioneer Museum for the employees and for use for guests who want to attend meetings or parties at the museum. Making the presentation is Woman's Forum president Dianne Trent (center) to museum curator Melonnie Hicks (left) and museum board member Mike Fernandez (right). The Woman's Forum invites all women in Sweetwater and surrounding areas who are interested in promoting acquaintance and mutual helpfulness among women and women's organizations to aid in civic and intellectual improvements.
The City of Roscoe recently welcomed McVeyâs Native Nursery to town with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Many members of the community showed their support at the event. Shown are Kelley Etheredge, Carlos Perez, Delma Boston, Cathy George, Mike Fernandez, Melissa Gillespie, Armando Perez, Nicholas Anthony, Liz Howard, Sherry Baugh, Helen Perry, Vicki Bowen, Brenda Stirl, Kelton McVey (cutting the ribbon), Regina McVey, Pete Porter, Nicole Neff, Robert McBride, Travis Williams, Kay Aiken, Vickie Haynes, Michelle Allen and Donna Parker.
Armeta âJaneyâ Sansing passed away April 14, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 20, 2013 at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with family members officiating. Interment will follow in the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held Friday April 19, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
SPRINGTOWN â Coy Lee Moore, 84, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Fort Worth.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Old Sweetwater Cemetery in Sweetwater.
Coy worked for the Sante Fe Railroad as an engineer and retired after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing and playing dominos.
MONAHANS â For the first time since 2004, Sweetwaterâs baseball team is in the Class 3A playoffs.
But wait, thereâs more.
After Tuesdayâs 10-5 win at Monahans â coupled with Snyderâs 7-4 victory over Wylie â the Mustangs find themselves all alone atop District 4-3A.
But it took a late rally for Sweetwater (7-1) to defeat Monahans, which had taken a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth and was just three outs from an upset victory.
subject to change
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet) starting at 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV host Wylie at 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.