Archive - Jul 2013
The 2013 Sweetwater Heart Walk Leadership Breakfast was held on Thursday morning, June 27 at The Center, located on the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
The gathering is a kick-off to encourage community members to participate in the Sweetwater Heart Walk, scheduled this year in mid-September.
The keynote speaker of the event was Kirk Maberry, who recounted his recent medical scare on Sunday morning, April 28. As he was getting ready to attend church, he told his wife that his heart felt funny.
Shown above is the fireworks stand on West Broadway in Sweetwater, run by Chris Carruthers. Also shown is a family preparing to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks.
The lighting of fireworks inside or outside the city limits of Sweetwater is not allowed. Lighting fireworks inside the Roscoe city limits is not allowed, but a fireworks show will be provided for the public on Saturday evening in Roscoe.
See a story about fireworks safety on Page 3 of Thursday's edition.
Americans all across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July. People are gathering in their backyards, at the local park and at churches to celebrate our nation's independence with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts and family reunions. But, why do we celebrate the way that we do? And just what is the significance of July 4?
Your Independence Day forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a nigh near 90. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 68 and winds from the south-southeast around 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a weekend preview now.
Mrs. Petra Aguilar, age 75, of Colorado City, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Ronald Chamberlain died July 1, 2013, at his home in Sweetwater at the age of 74.
He is survived by his wife, Toni Chamberlain; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Philip Siebenlist; and daughter, Wendy Chamberlain.
A memorial will be held July 6, at 1 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, located at 1200 SE Georgia in Sweetwater.
Ron came to Sweetwater with his wife, Toni in 1968 to help further the good news of God's Kingdom with the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Matthew 24:14). His family and friends look forward to the fulfillment of Acts 24:15.
Clinton McKeehan of Trent, a fire fighter for the Sweetwater Fire Department was the winner of the First Financial Bank Lucky One Sweepstakes Mini iPad winner for the month of May.
Pictured also is Renee Garcia of First Financial Bank.
AAA Texas urges those who celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends to designate a sober driver and reminds motorists about its free Tipsy Tow program during the holiday.Â The community service that aims to keep drinking drivers off the road is available 30 hours, from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 through midnight Thursday, July 4.
Local members of theÂ TexasÂ CriminalÂ DefenseÂ Lawyers Association (â€śTCDLAâ€ť) are planning annual Fourth of July readings of the Declaration ofÂ Independence atÂ over 50 countyÂ courthouses and other public buildings across the state in conjunction with otherÂ criminal defense attorneysÂ throughout the nation. TCDLA is an organization of lawyers committed to protecting and ensuring by rule of law the individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be celebrating Independence Day by giving away free watermelon slices on the hospital lawn. This is set to take place along with the Sweetwater Independence Day parade on July 4, from 10 a.m. until noon.
â€śNothing says summer like cold, juicy watermelon slices,â€ť said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH. â€śLast year, our community outreach team decided to provide this refreshing treat for the community and it was such a success that we decided to continue the project this year during the parade.â€ť