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August 5th, 2013
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
Lupe Bermea of Sweetwater has been growing a cactus for over 14 years now in her back yard and it has grown to 15 feet. She received the cactus from a family member who brought it to her as a gift.
Bermea did state that in the winter with the low temperatures, some lower sides of the cactus have been killed. Other than that, it has been doing great.
The cactus blooms yellow flowers during the months of May through June. It grows about a foot a year, as long as weather conditions remain reasonable during the winter time. She credits part of it to the rich soil of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club hosted a Kids Swim Day on Thursday at the Sweetwater Municipal Pool. Admission for kids age 6-12 was free and pop-ices were given to all kids.
Shown above are Kiwanis Club members handing out pop-ices to children attending the event. Pictured are Mark Garcia, Gracie Cravey, Caitlin Carr, Mitch Moore and Ryan McCorkle.
Various community groups are doing their part to support and care for the elderly of Sweetwater.
According to Melissa Regalado with the Sweetwater Housing Authority, staff members from Sweetwater Healthcare recently made a visit to the Jack Lambert apartments. The group provided a hamburger lunch to the residents, complete with fixings and side dishes.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the promotion of Eddie Gomez to Director of Laboratory.
Gomez will be replacing Walter Best who has been the Laboratory Director since 2009 and has chosen to step down from the director position and will continue in the lab as Chief Tech.
Gomez is a 1988 graduate of Sweetwater High School and graduated from Angelo State University in 1992 with a degree in Medical Technology and Chemistry. He worked at RPMH previously as a Med. Tech. from 1992 to 2001 and has most recently been working for Community Health System facilities.