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May 22nd, 2013

SISD welcomes Cherry as new Board Trustee

May 22, 2013

Three board members were sworn into office at the meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees held on Monday night.
Jenny Cherry is not only the newest member of the board, but the youngest female to ever serve on the Sweetwater school board. She has filled the District 5 seat vacated by Nancy Johnson, who decided not to run for re-election.
Also, Genevieve Mayes will continue to serve as the District 1 member, while Becky Jimenez will once again represent District 2 on the school board.

Luminary lighting to mark ACS 100th anniversary

May 22, 2013

Today marks the 100th birthday for the American Cancer Society. From 9-11 p.m. tonight, in front of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, the word "hope" will be spelled out in lighted luminaries to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer.
The luminaries will be available for purchase for $5 beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. For more information, call Cindy Hamlin at 325-725-7615.

Rattlers offering local entertainment

May 22, 2013

Located at 2301 Lamar, Rattlers is your one stop pool hall, saloon and game room. Owner/operator Steven Sellers of Amarillo opened Rattlers in Sweetwater on Jan. 26, 2013. Sellers moved to Sweetwater in February 2012 and originally planned to set up shop in the old Blockbuster building. Instead, Goodwill took over the Broadway location and Sellers had the old Holiday Bowl building remodeled. "It was the right thing to do, for Goodwill and for me," Sellers said of the move.

Local weather for Wednesday

May 22, 2013

Today will be sunny, with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight with a low around 70, with southeastern winds around 15 mph, and gusts as high as 20 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov/

May 21st

National WASP WWII Museum to host 9th WASP Homecoming

May 21, 2013

The Big Country has an abundance of history, much of which centers on ranching and railroad, but what some residents might not realize is the importance the area played in World War II. From 1942 to 1944, Avenger Field in Sweetwater was home to the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), a select group of brave and patriotic women who were trained to fly and ferry military aircraft between Air Force bases throughout the United States. Their dedication to country and love for the open sky freed male pilots for combat duties.

Recent "Lunch and Learn" seminar focuses on arthritis

May 21, 2013

The Lunch and Learn Seminar on arthritis was held on Thursday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), as a packed house learned more about a condition that affects many people.
The free program was presented by Dr. Mark Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH.
Arthritis is a generic, non-specific term which can be translated to be defined as "joint inflammation". The first part of the word, "arthr-," means joint, while "-itis" means inflammation.

Rezoning requests approved by city

May 21, 2013

Two rezoning requests recommended by the Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission were approved by the Sweetwater City Commission during their meeting last week. Prior to the approval, a public hearing was held for both requests.
The first request was to rezone a 29.544 acre tract from an E-1 dwelling district to an H business district. The area is more commonly recognized as 501 E. Bradford Lane, which is located east of the property owned by Devon Energy.
Initially, the item was originally slated to be a K zone, but a request by the P&Z changed it to be an H district.

Local weather for Tuesday

May 21, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with a low around 64 and winds remaining from the north at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will become light and variable.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

May 20th

Hundreds remember Hailey Dunn

May 20, 2013

Hailey Darlene Dunn was a cheerleader, saxophonist, on the softball and basketball teams, a doer and a leader. But it all ended mysteriously in December 2010 when the 13-year-old West Texas girl disappeared.
Through prayers, songs, pictures and shared memories, Hailey's friends, family and schoolteachers gathered Sunday at Colorado Middle School — where she was a student — to remember a young girl whose remains were found in March.
"Hailey was a doer. She set an example for others to follow. She will always be one of us in spirit," Mark Merrell, the middle school principal said.

NJHS members inducted

May 20, 2013

National Junior Honor Society for the Sweetwater Middle School recently held its induction ceremony for new members at the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.

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