Archive - 2013 - News Article
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in conjunction with the Sweetwater Lions Club recently held an eye glasses drive in an effort to help those less fortunate have the opportunity to see better with corrective lenses. The two groupsâ€™ efforts resulted in 97 used eye glasses being collected.
Sweetwater Independent School District Superintendent Mr. Terry Pittman is pictured at the Superintendents' Student Advisory Meeting held each six weeks.
The meeting is held during lunch and representatives from grades 4 through 12 attend. The representatives were appointed by campus principals.
Issues are discussed and suggestions are made to insure that SISD stays Sweetwater Strong.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be breezy, with a west-southwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 32 and breezy winds from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph after midnight, which is when we'll also have a 40 percent chance of showers.
Learn more about the upcoming cold front at weather.gov.
Mayor Isaac Castro made it official recently by filing his candidacy for State Representative. Mayor Castro will oppose incumbent Representative Susan King in the March 2014 primary election. On another note, Mayor Castro addressed the Abilene Tea Party meeting recently held at the Cotton Patch Restaurant.
RPMH recently held their second annual food drive on Nov. 4-15.
1,429 food items were donated to the Gaylordâ€™s Pantry at First United Methodist Church. RPMH wishes to thank Wal-Mart and Lawrence Management for their generous contributions.
Pictured left to right are Terry Hendley-UMC Food Pantry representative and Scott Fortin-RPMH Community Outreach Team member and chair of the event.
A total of 412 toys were collected during the Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday that included many toys given from the second toy run. Also collected were donations in the amount of $100 from Debra Loven, $25 from Jessica Messersmith, $50 from Jeremy and Paige Wilks and another $517.23 in cash donations.
Distribution will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building with the Christmas party with Santa scheduled for 3:45 p.m. that day.
The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. This year, FFB will also host their annual Open House at this time, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.
Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank, located at 201 Elm Street.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 53 and southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas. Come and learn about the services that DAC offers.
The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up a direct line with Santa Claus and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, kids will be able to call and talk to Santa.
Numbers to call are 325-236-5812 and 325-338-5326.