Archive - Oct 10, 2013 - News Article
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Friday night, Oct. 25, at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria. The fundraiser will be held before the Mustangs take on the Big Spring Steers in Mustang Bowl.
Serving begins at 5 p.m. and continues until kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each (for adults) and $6 each (for children 12 and under). The club is offering a special group rate of $5 each for parties of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door the night of the supper (Oct. 25).
The Sweetwater City Commission discussed the progress of two projects during Tuesday morning's meeting, including the Hunter Well Field.
A resolution was approved, which expresses official intent to reimburse cost of the water and sewer system projects. A representative with Southwest Securities was at the meeting to discuss the matter, notably the $1.9 million loan the city has applied for from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
Southeast Elementary recently hosted Celebrate Freedom Week and a United States Navy Veteran, Steve Houston, came to visit Mrs. Ami Houston's first grade class and talked about what freedom means to him and how he helped our country in the Vietnam War.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971. He had two tours in Vietnam: one on the Aircraft Carrier USS Ticonderoga and one on the USS Ranger.
He was honorably discharged in November of 1971 as a Second Class Petty Officer.
The POW MIA Remembrance Ceremony
As you entered the banquet hall this evening, you may have noticed a small table in a place of honor. It is set for one. This table is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly called POWs or MIAs; we call them "Brothers." They are unable to be with us this evening and so we remember them.
This table set for one is small - symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors. Remember!
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be breezy with a south-southeast wind at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 64 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
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