Archive - Aug 8, 2013

Local cheerleaders bring home awards

August 8, 2013

Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School cheerleaders recently attended Universal Cheerleading Association camp in San Angelo.  
The SHS cheerleaders won many blue superior ribbons in dance and cheer. SHS was named camp champions in the varsity division in cheer, game day preparation and fight song.
"The SHS cheerleaders worked extremely hard and are ready for football season," said Kassidi Seaton, cheer sponsor. "Big Red, Katie Fox, attended camp with the cheerleaders and learned many new skits and techniques."  

Local paramedic injured in motorcycle accident

August 8, 2013

22-year-old Nicholas Barton of Sweetwater, a paramedic with the Sweetwater Fire Department, was critically injured in a motorcycle wreck on Wednesday morning in Fisher County.
Barton was eastbound on his motorcycle on FM 57 at 9:15 a.m. A westbound Dodge Ram pickup turned in front of Barton, and the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Dodge.
Barton was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition.

Kandy Myers retires after 13 years

August 8, 2013

Nolan County Attorney Administrative Assistant Kandy Myers recently retired from her position at the Nolan County Courthouse after 13 years of service.
She is shown with her family at a retirement reception held in her honor. Pictured are Melissa Foerster, Colton Foerster, Kandy Myers, Cody Myers, Audrey Foerster, Roger Myers and Kimberly Foerster.
See more photos on Page 11 of Thursday's edition.

Eliseo V. Gomez

August 8, 2013

Eliseo V. Gomez, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at his residence.
A rosary will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Chapel, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 8, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area until 1 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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