Archive - 2013 - News Article
Two people were transported on Tuesday afternoon after another 18-wheeler wreck at the US 84 bridge that is currently being repaired after being hit last year by an 18-wheeler. The road had seen several wrecks in the past few months. The Sweetwater Fire Department received the initial call for emergency services at 3 p.m. One person was transported by ambulance to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and another person was flown to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
While the new SNAP building is being built, clients enjoy SNAP activities in the metal building next to the former building, also where the new building will be located. Shown playing dominoes at the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building are Clydelle Steen, Inez Walker, Wilma Critz, Patsy Frith, Evelyn Barnes and Maud Woolf.
Nolan County Commissioners met Monday morning to discuss several issues involving the courthouse and Nolan County. The commissioners voted on and approved the re-instatement of the burn ban throughout the county, due to recent dry conditions.
Outgoing President Gil Cherry is shown presenting the gavel to incoming President Terry Pittman.
Several local churches will be coming together this week in order to reach out to the community.
This year's Sweetwater Outreach Week (SOW) will be held from Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13. The purpose of the event is to offer needed assistance to homeowners by painting their house or mowing their lawn, free of charge.
There are, however, some prerequisites for a home to be considered. The homeowner must own the house (it cannot be a rental property), as well as be physically unable to meet these tasks.
This summer, the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, is offering Microsoft Office Short Courses. All of the courses will be offered in the Pevehouse Building in Room 210.
"Whether you currently work in an office environment that just upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010, or just want to learn the latest features of this software, the right kind of training is essential," said course organizers. "At TSTC West Texas, we offer a variety of courses on the latest version of this popular software package."
Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with 65 students making the A-Honor Roll, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the sixth six seeks were Mikeilah Foust (9th Grade), Corynn Martin (10th Grade), Micaela Reschman (11th Grade) and Sean Morrow (12thGrade).
With 10.3 percent of Texans living with diabetes, knowing how to live with and manage the disease is crucial. Identifying the need for community support on this important health matter, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be focusing on diabetes care as the topic of the next Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, July 10.
Many lined the streets of Downtown Roscoe to enjoy the Independence Day parade on Saturday. Many entered the parade including Kelly Etheredge and her daughters, Sydny, Alex and Davis.
A free event for girls age 13 and older has been scheduled for July 23 in Sweetwater at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
Plant the seeds of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) during "Blossom" â€” a free, fun-filled day of learning and hands-on activities. Girls will have the opportunity to see how STEM affects everyone everyday and the available careers.