Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
With flu season ramping up in Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people who havenâ€™t gotten a flu shot yet this season not to put it off any longer.
The level of flu-like illness is currently classified as â€śhighâ€ť in Texas, and medical providers are seeing an increase in flu in multiple parts of the state. Getting vaccinated is the best way for people to protect themselves and their families from the flu during the holiday season, when there is typically an increase in flu cases.
First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater bought presents for 40 Angels from Amyâ€™s Angel Tree at Wal-Mart, helping children served by the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.
Delivering the presents to the center was church member Keith Brock. Also pictured is Teresa Zarate, Executive Director of WTCAC.
Today will be sunny with a high near 52. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming calm in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 31 and light southern winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" asked a little block-headed boy in the 1965 classic carrying his namesake, A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz.
Ask anyone this question and you will probably get a different answer each time. But the timeless holiday movie shares what we hope Christmas to be, what it has become and what it really is about.
After we rolled into the sleepy little town of Sweetwater, Texas, from New Mexico, the natives looked happy to see us, which was a surprise. Pretty soon after our wind-driven trip, we were lassoed by matrons wanting to use us for their annual Tumbleweed Snowmen displays. Shorty, my sidekick, was placed atop Betsy, my medium-size girlfriend of many miles. I was the base of this new operation, I guess because I am quite rotund.
Shown are Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus, also known as Peggy and Ted Kimbrell of Sweetwater, visiting Goodwill in Sweetwater this week. The couple posed for photos with many of the children of the community and the store also offered free photos, taken by Roxsand Lecroy.
The staff and students at Cornerstone Christian School want to wish everyone a heartfelt Merry Christmas!
Suddenlink in Sweetwater has once again donated to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. Pictured are Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with WTCAC and Mark Crain, Leticia Morales, Marla Reddic and David Weaver all with Suddenlink. This is the fourth year for Suddenlink to donate to the WTCAC.
Pictured are Paul Romero and Dietary Supervisor, Brenda Hollis. Romero was named the 2013 RPMH February Employee of the Month and was voted Employee of the Year by his co-workers. He has been with RPMH since January 2001. He and his wife Michelle live in Sweetwater and have four children, Bianca, Nick, Aaron and Lindsey.
Pictured are Donna Boatright, Administrator; Dody Barnes, Heartbeat Award Winner; and Kirby Andrews, RPMH Board Member. The Heartbeat Award was presented to the Education/Infection Control Department, ran solely by Dody Barnes, RN. Heartbeat winners are recognized for their outstanding skills in customer service by promoting teamwork, courtesy, respect and dignity for others. Education/Infection Control was one of 20 departments nominated by the RPMH staff for this honor.