September 6th, 2011
Where were you 10 years ago on Tuesday, September 11, 2001?
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September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Road construction on SEEDâ€™s (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) 88 acre industrial park located on I-20 at the western entrance to Sweetwater began recently.Â In the last two years, SEED has added water, sewer, and 3-phase electricity to the park.Â To make it â€śshovel ready,â€ť a term used in the economic development industry to mean â€śready to build,â€ť the SEED Board of Directors decided to take bids on constructing an 850' road with a cul-de-sac turn around.Â The bid was accepted in July and the picture is the beginning of the road construction.
Texas motorists may notice some changes to speed limit signs in the next several months, as new laws regulating speed limits on the roadways of the state highway system begin to take effect.
Mary E. Castillo, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at her residence.Â
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, atÂ Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating.Â BurialÂ followed at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements were under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Tula Mae Pinkard, 95, beloved sister and aunt, died onÂ Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Sweetwater, Texas as a result of a massive stroke suffered on Aug. 7, 2011. She was born on Jan. 24, 1916, in Rosebud, Texas and lived much of her life in Sweetwater.Â On Aug. 31, 1941, she married Harl W. Pinkard in Fort Worth, Texas.
Fern â€śGGâ€ť Roberts, age 87, of Eastland, passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2011, at her home. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Daugherty St. Church of Christ in Eastland with Grandsons Steven and Todd Roberts and Keith Hudgins officiating.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Lamesa Memorial Cemetery in Lamesa with Mark Hackett officiating.
Fern was born on Nov. 8, 1923, in Point, Texas, the daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth Barrett Strickland. She married Hilburn Roberts on Dec. 19, 1940, in Lamesa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2009.
Though he wasnâ€™t a one-man team, Rotanâ€™s Bryson Alls certainly did everything he could to help his team beat Ranger here Saturday.
Alls had three intercep-tions, including one with 10 seconds left that thwarted the Bulldogsâ€™ final drive, plus a fumble recovery and also rushed for 84 yards in leading the Yellowhammers to a 26-20 victory in the finale of the seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic.
Sam Nemir is Sweetwaterâ€™s Football Player of the Week. Nemir, a 5-9, 170-pound senior who starts at fullback and linebacker, was the teamâ€™s leading tackler and rusher this past Friday against Monahans. He had an outstanding defensive game with eight solo tackles, one for a loss, eight assisted tackles and one sack. In addition, he rushed five times for 23 yards.
The Sweetwater High School tennis team went to Big Spring for its first match of the fall season this past Thursday and lost by a score of 13-8.
â€śWe fell short, but we fought hard to the end,â€ť said SHS coach Shella Arnwine. â€śI am very happy with how we started.â€ť