Archive - 2013
During Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, several reappointments were approved.
Billy Whisenant and Arthur Maberry will continue to serve as SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board directors, after being the sole nominees for the position by the commissioners. Both men had expressed willingness in continuing to serve, and their three-year terms will start on October 1 this year and run through September 30, 2016.
A back-to-school pep rally took place recently at East Ridge Elementary School, getting students fired up for the new year.
The theme of the pep rally was âMarvel Muscles, Marvel Mindsâ and special guest Spider-Man made an appearance at the event, leading students in a Zumba session. Students are shown spelling âEast Ridgeâ during a cheer at the pep rally.
See more photos on Page 10 of today's edition.
Funeral services for Wilma Floy Stanley, 86, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren and Royce Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Stanley died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Sweetwater. She was born April 4, 1927, in Cole County, Okla. She married Don Stanley on Jan. 18, 1946, in Hawthorne, Calif. Wilma came to Roscoe in 1977 and was a nurseâs aide for many years and was a member of the Roscoe Church of Christ.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-southeast in the afternoon. After 1 p.m., we'll see a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms come into the area.
Those chances will drop down to 10% tonight. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy conditions with a low around 70. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
âBack to Church Sunday,â part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 15. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, September 10 was declared Wes Bishop Day through the reading of a proclamation by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
Twelve years ago on this day, America came under attack by terrorist forces. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 would be forever remembered as a day full of sorrow and senselessness when almost 3,000 lives were lost at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.
The burn ban for Nolan County was reinstated at the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara made the motion, which was seconded by Terry Willman, Precinct 1 Commissioner and then approved by all four commissioners. The burn ban will be considered again by the commissioners at their next regular meeting.
Also during the meeting, a public hearing was held on the 2013-2014 proposed budget. No input was heard, and no changes were noted for the proposed budget.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms through 8 p.m.
Expect partly cloudy conditions with a low around 69, with winds at 5 to 15 mph from the southeast.
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Marian Ann Montgomery and her husband, Barry, of Dallas, toured the WASP Museum Friday evening and visited with museum and community representatives. Marian Ann is a museum and textile consultant and has experience in museum administration, archival and curatorial projects and program development.