Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
World War II (WWII) veterans are being offered the chance of a lifetime â€” a free trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The West Texas Honor Flight has up to 125 seats available to be filled by area veterans. The group uses this opportunity to honor and thank WWII veterans for their service to the nation. Participants will receive accommodations, food and transportation free of charge. Medical personnel and other volunteers will be on hand to assist the veterans during the trip as well.
Many local residents celebrated Presidentsâ€™ Day with days off of work and American flags being displayed. Feb. 12 was President Lincolnâ€™s birthday and Feb. 22 is President Washingtonâ€™s birthday. Show are flags displayed at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
Sandra Light of Maryneal recently donated items that she made to the Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater. One of the items donated was a velvet quilt. Another item that Light donated was a knitted sweater with intricate beading. Light has made many quilts and knitted many sweaters over the years. "My daughter owned a yarn shop and one year I knitted 54 sweaters," said Light.
Light mostly makes quilts now. She says that she has been quilting most of her life. "My mother quilted and thatâ€™s how I began. I've been quilting for about 55 years now."
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Board of Directors met on Monday morning, Feb. 14, for its regular session meeting.
Various action items were presented and approved at the meeting. Among them were the financial statements from December 2010. The board was very pleased with the sales tax numbers that were presented in the report and also noted that the numbers were higher from the previous year. Also approved at the meeting were the minutes from the meetings held in January and the payment of accounts payable.
Parker College of Chiropractic presented Nicholas Todd Anthony the Doctor of Chiropractic degree during its 76th graduating class ceremony held at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas on Dec. 11, 2010. Dr. Anthony is the son of Steve and Debbie Anthony and is a native of Roscoe, Texas.
Each year Texans are surprised by tornadoes or severe thunderstorms. It is vitally important to have more than one way to receive NWS warnings. You can receive NWS warnings from devices such as your cell phone, smart phone, PC, radio, television or NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. Some communities, universities and private companies can text or e-mail NWS warnings to your cell phones or telephones. You could search the internet for these private companies and/or you may contact your university and/or local Emergency Management Office to see if they offer this service in your area.
All Smiles, a group based out of Dallas, was stationed at various Sweetwater schools last week to help bring traveling dental care to Sweetwater ISD students. The company launched their Traveling Miles for Smiles campaign in 2004 in an effort to assist schools, organizations and parents invest in their child's health with on-site dental care. Seeing the great need of a lack in dental care among students, Molly Thomas, SISD Head Nurse stated that the program has been in consideration for some time.
2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants wait for the day's activities at 2011 Media Day held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at a local hunting lodge. The pageant will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be Friday, March 11-13, 2011.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laney Wallace speaks with Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham at 2011 Media Day.
2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Ashley Stevenson cuts the head off of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake before skinning it on Media Day.