Archive - 2014 - News Article

July 24th

Joint replacement topic of July lunch and learn seminar

July 24, 2014

When joints begin to cause chronic pain for people due to advanced conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis or other causes, total replacement of the damaged joint may be the solution. To help our community learn more about when it is time to consider joint replacement surgery, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free lunch and learn seminar on Tuesday, July 29.

SEED executive director to head training session

July 24, 2014

The monthly meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors was held on Tuesday morning, which covered a wide variety of topics.
Ken Becker, the executive director of SEED, has been asked by Texas Tech University to head an economic development training session for city council members and city managers. Becker was praised by Kirstin Smith, SEED's marketing/admin. director, for becoming a knowledgeable source for economic development presentations.

Thursday's local events

July 24, 2014

Story Hour at the County-City Library will be held today, July 24 at 10:45 a.m.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will be having their annual swim day today at the public pool from 1-6 p.m. The Kiwanis Club will pay the entrance fee for children 4-12 years old and be providing popsicles courtesy of Brookshire’s throughout the day.

Local weather for Thursday

July 24, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be calm, but will shift to the east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 23rd

Resident begins group to clean up Lake Sweetwater

July 23, 2014

A benefit concert is set for this Saturday, July 26, from noon to 11:30 p.m. at the Lake Sweetwater Amphitheater for the families of Cassidy Crain and Devin Larue.
Brisket sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks will be sold at the concert and all proceeds will go to the Crain and Larue families. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and donations will be taken throughout the night.
Musical talents for the event will be Angelique and The Sweet City Band, Doug Bailey Band, Joah "Beaver" Henry, Colton Brown, Brandon Bohall Band, Nine Mile Band, Santa Fe and Shane Henry & 4X Band.

Off to cheer camp

July 23, 2014

Sweetwater High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders left to cheer camp on Tuesday at Angelo State University. Pictured are (from left to right) Mallory Carney, Kelsey Parker, Sabra Sanderson, Katy Nixon, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Amber Smith, Taya Carr, Sonya Sanchez and Christa Martin.

Local events for Wednesday

July 23, 2014

Today, July 23 kicks off a three-day Mustang Football Camp, which will be held through July 25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. for students entering grades 3-9. All campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff.
The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.

Wednesday's local weather

July 23, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 22nd

SYFL Cheer sign-ups begin today

July 22, 2014

Sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Football League Cheer will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24, at Rhema Valley Church, located at 3304 E. Broadway (straight across from the USG entrance). Flag cheer is for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten; Mighty Mites cheer is for first and second graders; junior pee wee cheer is for third and fourth graders; and pee wee cheer is for fifth and sixth graders. Parents/guardians will need to bring a copy of the child's report card and birth certificate. For more information, contact DeeAnn at 325-864-3459.

TSTC hosts First Annual Burger Challenge

July 22, 2014

Texas State Technical College's First Annual Burger Challenge is in the books. Students, faculty and staff took to their grills to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Food for Thought 2 made up of Nick Alvarado, Executive Director of Career Services and Amy Freeman, Director of Counseling and Testing took Best Burger and Best Cook site. The winning burger was an all-beef patty topped with lettuce, bacon, fried green tomato and your choice of special sauce (honey barbecue, Thousand Island or Ranch) between a Hawaiian sweet roll as the bun.

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