Archive - May 2013
Today marks the 100th birthday for the American Cancer Society. From 9-11 p.m. tonight, in front of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, the word "hope" will be spelled out in lighted luminaries to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer.
The luminaries will be available for purchase for $5 beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. For more information, call Cindy Hamlin at 325-725-7615.
Located at 2301 Lamar, Rattlers is your one stop pool hall, saloon and game room. Owner/operator Steven Sellers of Amarillo opened Rattlers in Sweetwater on Jan. 26, 2013. Sellers moved to Sweetwater in February 2012 and originally planned to set up shop in the old Blockbuster building. Instead, Goodwill took over the Broadway location and Sellers had the old Holiday Bowl building remodeled. "It was the right thing to do, for Goodwill and for me," Sellers said of the move.
ROBY â€”Â James R.C. Whiteley, 46, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Fisher County Hospital.Â Services will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Roby with burial to follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.Â Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.
Two Sweetwater High School coaches have been selected for Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star games in Abilene next month that will involve several Big Country area athletes.
SHS football coach Shane Mobley is an assistant on the North coaching staff at the football game to be played at Shotwell Stadium. SHS volleyball coach Liz Miller will be an assistant for the North coaching staff at the volleyball game to be played at ACUâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
Both games are scheduled for June 8.
A Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp will be held June 3-6 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street. The camp is for students who have completed grades 2-8.
The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The campâ€™s goal is to improve playersâ€™ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.
Today will be sunny, with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight with a low around 70, with southeastern winds around 15 mph, and gusts as high as 20 mph.
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The Big Country has an abundance of history, much of which centers on ranching and railroad, but what some residents might not realize is the importance the area played in World War II. From 1942 to 1944, Avenger Field in Sweetwater was home to the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), a select group of brave and patriotic women who were trained to fly and ferry military aircraft between Air Force bases throughout the United States. Their dedication to country and love for the open sky freed male pilots for combat duties.
The Lunch and Learn Seminar on arthritis was held on Thursday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), as a packed house learned more about a condition that affects many people.
The free program was presented by Dr. Mark Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH.
Arthritis is a generic, non-specific term which can be translated to be defined as "joint inflammation". The first part of the word, "arthr-," means joint, while "-itis" means inflammation.
Two rezoning requests recommended by the Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission were approved by the Sweetwater City Commission during their meeting last week. Prior to the approval, a public hearing was held for both requests.
The first request was to rezone a 29.544 acre tract from an E-1 dwelling district to an H business district. The area is more commonly recognized as 501 E. Bradford Lane, which is located east of the property owned by Devon Energy.
Initially, the item was originally slated to be a K zone, but a request by the P&Z changed it to be an H district.
FORT WORTH â€” Kenneth D. Talbot, 81, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his home in Fort Worth.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Newman Cemetery in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his wife, Gene Talbot of Fort Worth; sons, Danny Talbot of Azle and Michael Talbot of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Joe Don Talbot and Alisha Weatherford, both of Fort Worth; three great-grandchildren; sister, Vera Holloman of Sweetwater; brothers, Billy Ray Talbot of Sweetwater, Mike Talbot of Arlington and Olen Talbot of Vernon.
Arrangements are with Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.