October 5th, 2012
Philanthropist, volunteer extraordinaire, educator, leader, mother and grandmother, Marilyn Joan MacKenzie Threlkeld died on Sept. 21, 2012, her 83rd birthday, from complications during surgery.
A memorial open house will be held at First Baptist Church, 213 East 3rd Street in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from 2-5 p.m. There will be no interment; in her usual selfless and loving manner, Marilyn donated her remains to the Genesis Medical Education and Research Institute.
Mr. Rodney Gaither Mayo of Hermleigh, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Mayo was born on Â Nov. 11, 1945, in Roscoe and lived in Hermleigh most of his life with his mother and father Mary Neal and Gaither, his son Darrell, his wife Linda, his daughter-in-law Stacy, and his grandson Nathan.Â
A graveside serviceÂ will be heldÂ in the Pyron CemeteryÂ on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.Â
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren recently swore in two newly approved reserve deputies.
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office added two more members to its roster. However, these two men wonât get paid a salary for their efforts. Stephen Smith II and Chad Mitchell were sworn in as reserve deputies for the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office.
Half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Different types can affect your body in various ways, but the key to survival is through knowledge of risks and early detection.
This month, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) wants to shine light on the importance of early detection by hosting a Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 10, that focuses on early cancer detection by educating attendees on risks and screening schedules.
The Roscoe Independent School District board of trustees, administration, and staff would like to extend an invitation to the local community and surrounding area to attend the 2012 Open House for Roscoe ISD on Tuesday, October 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Following an assembly and program in the cafetorium, student-led tours of the new facility will be provided. Refreshments will be served at this time as well.
All community and area patrons interested in viewing the new facilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. "We look forward to seeing you then and appreciate your support of Roscoe ISD."
Texas State Technical College will host a team challenge cook-off on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
The cook-off is open to all TSTC West Texas students and employees. Team members must consist of three students and one employee.
Cooking begins at noon and judging begins at 5 p.m.
The competition will be held at TSTC Lake Lot. There will be prizes for Best Dish, Best Camp, Showmanship and Best Overall. A Market Mystery Food Box will be provided to each team. Teams can provide their own grill or cooking equipment. TSTC will have a limited supply.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will host their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 300 SE Georgia Ave.
Everyone is invited to come and join us for a time of worship, sharing and prayer. For more information, call 338-8924 or 766-2245.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
I remember a song that my brother, father, and I use to sing that went like this: âLet me touch Him, let me touch Jesus so that others may know and be blessed.âÂ We should desire to reach out and touch others with the love of God.Â A poet wrote:
The local extension of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas has been getting ready for its second year of their BEST robotics program on its campus which began on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012.
The first of three events for the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition was the BEST Kickoff which was Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school.
A Coors Light truck overturned on Highway 84 yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
According to authorities, the truck driver came off of the exit on Highway 84 to go west bound on Interstate 20 and took the exit too quickly. The truck then slid across the interstate and flipped over.
There were no serious injuries.
Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a local sports medicine physician and graduate of Sweetwater High School, along with Texas Sport and Spine in Abilene are the first to provide free computerized concussion testing to Sweetwater High School athletes and students at risk for concussion. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized concussion evaluation system currently being used by the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, IRL and USA Olympic teams in addition to many area universities, and it will now be made available to Sweetwater High School.