Archive - 2013
Sweetwater High School begins football practices for the 2013 season Monday at its practice field starting at 7 a.m. All players will work out in shorts until Friday, the first day pads and full contact is permitted.
Sweetwaterâ€™s first scrimmage will be held Aug. 16 at Wichita Falls Hirschi, followed by the teamâ€™s final scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 22 vs. San Angelo Lake View at Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater High School volleyball practices at the SHS gym begin Monday, just one week before the season opens with a match at Grape Creek on Aug. 12. Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central and Frenship this Friday and Saturday, respectively. There are just three home matches â€” Aug. 15 vs. Abilene Cooper, Sept. 10 vs. Lamesa and Sept. 24 vs. Levelland â€” before district play starts Sept. 28 at Monahans. Here is the practice schedule through Thursday, Aug. 8:
MONDAY, AUG. 5
6:30 a.m. â€” Roll check
7:15-8:45 p.m. â€” Strength and conditioning
8:45-9:15 a.m. â€” Break
Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell begin practices for the 2013 football season on Monday.
Roscoe, under new head football coach and former Sweetwater assistant Jake Freeman, will work out from 6:30-10 a.m. at its practice field this week. Freeman, a former standout Roscoe player who gradua-ted in 1997, also was a star player in college at Hardin-Simmons University.
Freeman replaces Jona-than Haseloff, who resigned last month to be the head football coach at Morton High School.
Sweetwater High School will begin practices for all 2013 cross country athletes on Monday, Aug. 12 at the high school gym, according to SHS cross country coach Christi Adams.
The first-week practices will begin at 8 a.m., accor-ding to Adams.
The 2013 cross country meet schedule has not yet been released.
Graveside services for Marvin D. Walker, 81, of Sweetwater will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Claude McKiddy officiating. Military graveside rites will be performed. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Walker died Friday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently announced the promotion of Cody Joe Paty to Director of Physical Therapy. Wes Bishop, director of physical therapy for over 35 years, has announced that he will step down from this position but will continue to provide professional therapy services at RPMH. Bishop wisely offered Paty a position in the PT department 11 years ago. Paty, a 1994 graduate of Sweetwater High School, graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1998 and PT School at Hardin Simmons University in 2001. During his college years, he worked summers in the RPMH PT department.
A summer kidsâ€™ event called Movin' On Up will be hosted at Broadway Baptist Church from Monday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Aug. 9. The church is located at 710 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Kids jump into schoolhouse fun at Movin' On Up where they participate in memorable Bible-learning activities. Children will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats and create Bible crafts theyâ€™ll take home and even share with others.
Jimmy Bennett was named the Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, he was given the honor of Elementary Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
He teaches third grade and has been teaching at Sweetwater ISD for his entire teaching career--the last four years. Bennett attended Angelo State University and Howard College, in which he earned his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Child Development and Learning.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
How many times have we heard someone say, â€śThere has been only one perfect person in this world AND YOU AINâ€™T HIM?â€ťÂ Truth is Paul tells us in Romans that there is none righteous, no not one.Â We have all failed but failure is not final.Â When it comes to becoming righteous, it can only happen through salvation and, as Paul states, â€ś...we become the righteous of God in Him.â€ťÂ Salvation makes us a child of God, not a perfect person. We still falter, stumble and make mistakes.Â But we cannot let those failures stop us.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Lupe Bermea of Sweetwater has been growing a cactus for over 14 years now in her back yard and it has grown to 15 feet. She received the cactus from a family member who brought it to her as a gift.
Bermea did state that in the winter with the low temperatures, some lower sides of the cactus have been killed. Other than that, it has been doing great.
The cactus blooms yellow flowers during the months of May through June. It grows about a foot a year, as long as weather conditions remain reasonable during the winter time. She credits part of it to the rich soil of Sweetwater.