Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Sweetwater Round-Up for Rehab event is a fun opportunity to once again to help out patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, some of whom are from this area. Itâ€™s the annual Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater that raises much-needed funds for the REHAB Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29.
Last yearâ€™s event raised a record $62,260.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated and delivered a collection of 52 pieces of luggage and bags, 90 rolls of toilet tissue, 20 rolls of paper towels, paper plates and cups, facial tissue, dishwashing detergent, toilet bowl cleaner, bars of soap, tooth brushes, wash cloths and bath towels to Gateway Family Services.
Gateway ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in five counties, Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 56 and southeast winds around 10 mph. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30% on Saturday during the daytime hours, but decrease to 20% by the evening and fade away by Sunday. Weekend highs will be in the low 70s, with lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Get a full weekend weather outlook at weather.gov.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater will hold its first annual Home Runs vs. Hunger co-ed softball tournament on Nov. 2, 2013.
The entry fee is $125 per team. Teams must consist of at least 10 players, with a minimum of three ladies on the field. There will be unlimited substitutions and teams may bat 11.
Three home runs will be allowed per game and additional home runs can be bought for $5 each. A maximum of three home runs can be purchased.
Pictured here are the breast cancer survivors that attended Wednesdayâ€™s luncheon.
The luncheon is hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital each year to honor survivors of breast cancer and remember loved ones. AdaBelle Clark, a 45-year survivor of breast cancer, was the guest speaker.
Find more photos from the luncheon in today's edition.
La Cocina Mexicana, located at 907 W. Alabama, has been a Sweetwater staple for 30 years now and they want to show their appreciation to the community for their patronage. Today is the restaurant's 30th anniversary and they will be serving free cake to customers on Friday to help celebrate the occasion. They will also have special prices on two of their best selling menu items. The #1 Mexican Plate will be available for $5.95 and the #2 Combination Plate will be available for $6.95 on Friday. (No substitutions on either plate.)
Southeast Elementary kindergarten and first grade students were visited by members of the Sweetwater Fire Department on Tuesday morning.
Fire Marshall Richard Spradlin and a number of his crew taught children about fire safety and how important it is to never play with fire. Shown are kindergarten students with Spradlin as he shows them how to operate one of the water hoses from the fire engine.
Find more photos on page 5 of today's edition.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 46 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The Woman's Forum has always supported the Pioneer City-County Museum with various fundraisers. This year the women kick off a new annual project called "A Night at the Museum" which will coincide with the museum's annual "Pumpkins on the Porch" celebration on Saturday. The night gives children in the area the opportunity for a safe, fun night out and allows the adults to revisit the museum and see it in a new light. There will be a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, cake walk and games with prizes. Games, hot dogs and drinks for children are free.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is gearing up for their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Friday night 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.