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July 5th, 2013
Before a crowd of about 25 residents of Sweetwater and Nolan County, including several veterans of our military and State District Judge Glen Harrison, local criminal defense lawyers Trey Keith, Chris Hartman and John Young read the entire Declaration of Independence on the courthouse steps Thursday before the Annual Independence Day parade. County Judge Tim Fambrough introduced the reading with comments about the Declaration and the significance of the document to our Nation.
A fire at Lake Sweetwater on Thursday night at about 11:30 p.m. was likely caused by fireworks according to fire authorities.
The fire was said to be within throwing distance of the Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department's station. No damage was cause to any structures as mostly scrub brushed burned in the blaze.
The recent Lunch and Learn Seminar at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), held last Thursday, discussed the hospital's recent treatment program offered for those who suffer from Parkinson's disease, a program called LSVT-BIG.
Presented by Cody Paty, a physical therapist at RPMH, the first part of the program offered some background information on the disease.
Each year, anywhere from 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are discovered. It affects one million people in the United States, while 4 to 6 million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's disease.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds around 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
For the weekend, highs will climb up to the mid-90s. Lows will be in the lower 70s and winds will remain in the south to southeast anywhere from 10 to 20 mph.
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Mick Truitt, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Ludlum Measurements, was recently elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The election took place during their June meeting held at the Chamber headquarters in Washington DC.
The 2013 Sweetwater Heart Walk Leadership Breakfast was held on Thursday morning, June 27 at The Center, located on the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
The gathering is a kick-off to encourage community members to participate in the Sweetwater Heart Walk, scheduled this year in mid-September.
The keynote speaker of the event was Kirk Maberry, who recounted his recent medical scare on Sunday morning, April 28. As he was getting ready to attend church, he told his wife that his heart felt funny.
Shown above is the fireworks stand on West Broadway in Sweetwater, run by Chris Carruthers. Also shown is a family preparing to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks.
The lighting of fireworks inside or outside the city limits of Sweetwater is not allowed. Lighting fireworks inside the Roscoe city limits is not allowed, but a fireworks show will be provided for the public on Saturday evening in Roscoe.
See a story about fireworks safety on Page 3 of Thursday's edition.
Americans all across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July. People are gathering in their backyards, at the local park and at churches to celebrate our nation's independence with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts and family reunions. But, why do we celebrate the way that we do? And just what is the significance of July 4?
Your Independence Day forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a nigh near 90. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 68 and winds from the south-southeast around 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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Clinton McKeehan of Trent, a fire fighter for the Sweetwater Fire Department was the winner of the First Financial Bank Lucky One Sweepstakes Mini iPad winner for the month of May.
Pictured also is Renee Garcia of First Financial Bank.