Archive - 2013 - News Article
Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 102 and winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 78. Winds will remain from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations.
On Monday, Aug. 19, all employees of Sweetwater Independent School District will participate in the first ever Sweetwater Strong RED Run. "This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that is not about speed, but about celebrating positive energy with your co-workers, families and fans," said Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.
Michael Ford, Matthew Gutierrez, Thomas Reeh, Elizabeth Ford, Ayezha Little, Brittany Ford and Maranda Stutts are shown making a splash at the Sweetwater Municipal swimming pool this summer.
The pool will be open until school begins.
A very rare plant is finally flourishing within Sweetwater.
Mamie Thomas of Sweetwater is the owner of a century plant. The plant has been on her property for the past 45 years and only blooms once at the end of its lifespan.
For the past month, the century plant has been in bloom and producing flowers. Thomas said that on average, the plant has grown about three feet per day and has now grown up to over 30 feet tall.
However, now that the blooming has taken place, the century plant is slowly starting to die.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken 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 Friday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently announced the promotion of Cody Joe Paty to Director of Physical Therapy. Wes Bishop, director of physical therapy for over 35 years, has announced that he will step down from this position but will continue to provide professional therapy services at RPMH. Bishop wisely offered Paty a position in the PT department 11 years ago. Paty, a 1994 graduate of Sweetwater High School, graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1998 and PT School at Hardin Simmons University in 2001. During his college years, he worked summers in the RPMH PT department.
A summer kidsâ event called Movin' On Up will be hosted at Broadway Baptist Church from Monday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Aug. 9. The church is located at 710 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Kids jump into schoolhouse fun at Movin' On Up where they participate in memorable Bible-learning activities. Children will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats and create Bible crafts theyâll take home and even share with others.
Jimmy Bennett was named the Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, he was given the honor of Elementary Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
He teaches third grade and has been teaching at Sweetwater ISD for his entire teaching career--the last four years. Bennett attended Angelo State University and Howard College, in which he earned his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Child Development and Learning.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
How many times have we heard someone say, âThere has been only one perfect person in this world AND YOU AINâT HIM?âÂ Truth is Paul tells us in Romans that there is none righteous, no not one.Â We have all failed but failure is not final.Â When it comes to becoming righteous, it can only happen through salvation and, as Paul states, â...we become the righteous of God in Him.âÂ Salvation makes us a child of God, not a perfect person. We still falter, stumble and make mistakes.Â But we cannot let those failures stop us.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â