Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
With more than 50,000 new cases of Parkinsonâ€™s disease each year, it has grown to become the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. Although there is no cure for those living with the disease, there are treatment options that can reduce some of its debilitating effects.
On June 27, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on the hospitalâ€™s new treatment option for those in the region suffering from Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 99 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Adult Literacy/ESL (English as a Second Language) class will meet at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
Instructors will help attendees learn how to read, improve their reading and/or English skills, or help them in reading to their children.
For more information, call 235-4978 or visit www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Custom Touch Homes recently unveiled their workforce housing project planned for Nolan County at a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The project is geared towards oil field workers in the Cline Shale region. Custom Touch Homes unveiled a sample unit at the event. Those who attended the event got to walk inside the unit. Modern amenities included automatic water heaters and ample-sized kitchens and kitchenettes.
Adam McGonegal, paramedic, was hired by the Sweetwater Fire Department at the end of May. Originally from Castle Rock, Colorado, McGonegal was a paramedic there for four and a half years before moving to Texas.
McGonegal, his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Ella and Mya, currently live in Sweetwater. "My wife and I lived in Abilene in the early 2000s and we really enjoyed the people and the area," McGonegal said. "We want our kids to grow up around good people."
The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and will alsoÂ hostÂ the 2013 All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the WASP Museum at the old Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. There will also be an allÂ classesÂ reception on Friday night at the Texas Theater, a golf tournament at the Sweetwater County Club on Saturday morning andÂ Sunday morning church services at Newman ParkÂ according to Marilyn Kuss, reunion coordinator.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 76 and southern winds around 15 to 20 mph.
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Tenaska announced that it will discontinue its development efforts for two advanced coal-fueled electric generating facilities designed to capture carbon dioxide and will focus its efforts on ongoing development of natural gas-fueled and renewable facilities to customers across the nation.
This summer, the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, will be offering Microsoft Office Short Courses from June 24 until July 26. All of the courses will be offered in the Pevehouse Building in Room 210.
Shown (at left) is the newest inductee of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, Larissa Place.
She is pictured receiving her membership certificate and club pin from Mitch Moore, president of the local Kiwanis chapter.