Archive - 2013 - News Article

August 8th

Local cheerleaders bring home awards

August 8, 2013

Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School cheerleaders recently attended Universal Cheerleading Association camp in San Angelo.  
The SHS cheerleaders won many blue superior ribbons in dance and cheer. SHS was named camp champions in the varsity division in cheer, game day preparation and fight song.
"The SHS cheerleaders worked extremely hard and are ready for football season," said Kassidi Seaton, cheer sponsor. "Big Red, Katie Fox, attended camp with the cheerleaders and learned many new skits and techniques."  

Local paramedic injured in motorcycle accident

August 8, 2013

22-year-old Nicholas Barton of Sweetwater, a paramedic with the Sweetwater Fire Department, was critically injured in a motorcycle wreck on Wednesday morning in Fisher County.
Barton was eastbound on his motorcycle on FM 57 at 9:15 a.m. A westbound Dodge Ram pickup turned in front of Barton, and the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Dodge.
Barton was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition.

Kandy Myers retires after 13 years

August 8, 2013

Nolan County Attorney Administrative Assistant Kandy Myers recently retired from her position at the Nolan County Courthouse after 13 years of service.
She is shown with her family at a retirement reception held in her honor. Pictured are Melissa Foerster, Colton Foerster, Kandy Myers, Cody Myers, Audrey Foerster, Roger Myers and Kimberly Foerster.
See more photos on Page 11 of Thursday's edition.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 8, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100 and southern winds around 10 to 15 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will remain in the area until 1 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 7th

RPMH opens new physicians clinic

August 7, 2013

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Chamber members, community members, friends and family helped to mark the official opening of the new Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Physicians Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Doctors who will be in the new clinic are Dr. Robert Eaker, Dr. Summer Walthall, Dr. Tim Jones, Dr. Ron Dennis and Family Nurse Practitioner Marcie Crisp.

Pleas entered in District Court

August 7, 2013

Three people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Oscar Charles Walton was sentenced to four years of community supervision after he pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony. He will also have to pay a $4,000 fine, $343 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. Walton will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Texans to take part in Tax Free Weekend beginning Friday

August 7, 2013

It seems as if there is one more thing to check off the "back to school" list — Tax-Free Weekend.
From Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11, Texans will take part in the savings to get their kids ready to head back into the classroom. This year marks the 15th year that the Lone Star State has offered savings to residents in their school clothing and supply purchases.
Since 2007, the annual shopping event has been scheduled to fall closer in line with the start of the majority of public schools. Any item priced under $100 is eligible for tax-free savings.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

August 7, 2013

Today will be hot, with a high near 103 along with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 20 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.
Those rain chances will remain with us until 10 p.m. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 76, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

August 6th

Texas Education Agency Division of Career and Technical Education announces nondiscrimination

August 6, 2013

Roscoe ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture Science, Business and Health Information Technology. Admission to these programs is based on individual course requirements.
It is the policy of Roscoe ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Broadway Baptist Church hosting Vacation Bible School this week

August 6, 2013

Broadway Baptist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this week called "Movin' On Up." Children age 5 through completed fifth grade are invited to join in on the fun, which includes music, games, crafts, snacks and a Bible lesson.
The program runs each night this week from 6 to 8 p.m. and will conclude on Friday evening. Call the church office at 235-2730 for more information.
Shown are children and leaders at VBS on Monday evening.

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