Archive - 2013 - News Article
A concern was expressed about the establishment of gas meters in residential areas during the public input portion of September's city commission meeting.
Glenn Wortham shared that on McCaulley Street, between 12th and 13th streets, Atmos Energy were placing the meters on the curbs. He also showed pictures to the commission of the newly-erected meters.
This same type of situation took place in the past, but Wortham was informed that the company would discontinue the practice.
On Sept. 10, longtime Lion member Alton Pyburn was responsible for the program. His first thought turned to his own church pastor, Rev. Brian Brownlow who serves First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater.
Donnie Cornutt, a 21-year veteran of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), retired from the departmentâ€™s Mitchell County maintenance office on August 31. Cornutt began his TxDOT career in 1992 in the Nolan County maintenance section. At the time of his retirement, he served as Mitchell Countyâ€™s sign technician. Cornutt was a Champion resident for almost 40 years. He and his wife, Jarmila just moved to Ovalo after both of their retirements. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren.
Approval was given to continue with the funding opportunity presented by Texas Water Development Board toward the development of the Hunter Well Field and pipeline during the September meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
The board recently determined that no grants were available to the city but offered a mainstream loan for the well field development, which is more favorable than market certificates of obligation. City staff make the recommendation to move forward with the loan for the well field, which currently has three wells on chart.
The local Lions Club and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital are currently having a drive and collecting old and unused eyeglasses for the Lions Club International Recycle For Sight program.
Those wishing to donate may bring the eye glasses to the admissions desk at RPMH this week. Glasses will also be collected at the Wednesday lunch and learn program that will feature eye health.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 88. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, and we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms between now and 8 p.m.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 71, with southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. The photo is of ninth graders in 1959.
Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County today to allow construction crews to continue removing scaffolding as the project nears completion. The passing (left) lane will be closed until early afternoon. Once the passing lane is open, the driving (right) lane will be closed to finish removing the equipment. Both lanes are expected to be open by mid-day on Tuesday.
In an effort to brighten up the school, Southeast Elementary School PTO President Jana Hall approached local artist Cindy Brooks with a novel idea â€” a storybook mural in the main hallway of the school. Brooks was approached in January of this year to paint a whimsical mural for the students, staff and visitors of Southeast Elementary to enjoy. The theme the PTO members came up with is "Where Your Story Begins." The three week project, funded by last year's PTO fundraisers, was finished just in time for Meet the Teacher last month and has been a talking point ever since.
Sight is one of the most precious senses one can possess, but many health factors can greatly reduce your vision. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be focusing on eye health and wellness as the topic of this monthâ€™s Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Led by Cody Wilkinson, doctor of optometry and optometric glaucoma specialist, the seminar will cover the basics of eye health and how prominent diseases and health conditions can reduce or eliminate a personâ€™s sight.