Archive - 2010 - News Article
The Roscoe American Legion Post #227 honored veterans with a full breakfast. Local recruiter, Raymond Medellin was the guest speaker. According to Donnie Willman, the breakfast is important to bring all veterans together. â€śTheir service is the reason that we have our freedom,â€ť Willman said. Bill Talbert continued to say, being a prisoner of war is tough, but there is nothing worse than a country that doesnâ€™t have the pride or the freedom to remember their veterans.
The Lionâ€™s Club recognized its veterans, during their weekly meeting. Their program included a recap of Lion Michelle Steakley when she went to see her son graduate from Navy boot camp.
Pictured are Ray Browning (Marine), Don Ware (Army), Bob Peterson (Navy), Ben High (Air Force), Alton Pyburn (Air Force), and Jack Kennedy (Army).
Run for the WASP.
The WASP Museum invites everyone to come out and celebrate their freedom for Veteran's Day 2010, with a 5K Run and a 1.2 mile walk.
Jerry Riggs was elected to serve on the Roscoe State Bank board of directors on Tuesday.
President of the bank, John Jay, said Riggs has been a long-time customer of the bank and a valued friend of his. In addition, Jay described him as a business supporter of the bank who took care of accounting and bookkeeping for the bank as a CPA until he retired a few years ago.
â€śJerry believes in the strategic direction of our bank,â€ť Jay said. â€śI look forward to working with him and his part in our future successes.â€ť
Prospective Sweetwater firefighters took a physical agility test on Tuesday as part of the overall testing to become a firefighter. Those taking the test were Kenny Slimp, Clinton McKeenan, Kerry Crowe, Vernon Buse, Seth Weston, Kody Dakan, Tyler Wauson, Brad Bailey and Robert Gotcher. Above, Gotcher does some heavy lifting during the test while Sweetwater Fire Marshal Richard Spradlin looks on.
Cholla Petroleum is moving forward on their projects with Nolan County. They requested access to county property near the coliseum and received approval from the county commission at Monday's regular meeting.
Also at the meeting, Sheriff David Warren requested that the Sheriff's Department be able to purchase two new vehicles, from the 2010/2011 budget. Commissioners approved the request.
Many area residents attended the TSTC Health Fair on Thursday, Nov.4. Those in attendance were able to have many free tests done and came away with many goodies and information for a healthy life. Shown above are TSTC nursing students Stephanie Brewer, Nicole Barnett, Jamie Cleveland, Chasidy Tomlin, Amber Rice, Jacque Wall and Christy Storey.
Take the time and thank a veteran.
Veterans Day is a day for remembering how our freedom was given to us. The Roscoe American Legion Post #227, will be having a flag raising ceremony and free breakfast feed, on Thursday, Nov. 11.
According to Donnie Willman, the flag raising ceremony is something that has been done for the past several years. Three years ago, the breakfast feed was started.
"It's about honoring our flag, our veterans and showing patriotism," Willman said.
Judge Glen Harrison heard one plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
Anthony Thomas Lopez pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation for family violence assault, a third degree felony. He was originally sentenced on July 21, 2009 and was given five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and had that sentence probated for three years.
Two more members were accepted into the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club.
Nathan Hartkopf and Renee Garcia were inducted as new members on the Wednesday, Nov. 3 meeting.
After the new member induction, Joshuah Ellis presented the program. Ellis is a photographer that moved to Sweetwater in April 2009. He serves as preacher for Avenue B Church of Christ. He took up photography as a hobby, but recently opened his own photography business. He is available for family, children, wedding and engagement photo shoots.