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July 14th, 2015
The City of Roscoe will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Main Street Antiques & Uniques at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at 301 Main Street in Roscoe.
Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Pictured are Marcella Williams, R.N. O.B. nurse at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and Lenore Rakes, resident of Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Rakes has been using her talents to crochet hats for the new born babies as they leave the hospital. Rakes presented the hats to Williams at a recent visit and is already working on her next set.
Texas State Technical College has achieved single accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Previously, the four Texas State Technical Colleges (TSTC Waco, TSTC Harlingen, TSTC West Texas and TSTC Marshall) had been individually accredited by SACSCOC.
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Students from technical education programs in Sweetwater-area high schools and colleges won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
Jon Lewis, from Sweetwater and a student at Texas State Tech College-West Texas (Sweetwater), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Information Technology Services.
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On July 11 each year a certain convenience store chain celebrates 7-Eleven Day. It is also known to customers as Free Slurpee Day. In whatâ€™s become an annual event, 7-Eleven stores give away one free Slurpee per customer on July 11. Jordan Gunter enjoys a free Slurpee from 7-11 on July 11 in Sweetwater.
The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely
From 1942 through 1945 a little known presidential initiative called â€śLend-Leaseâ€ť sent over 8,000 U.S. warplanes to the Russian front in an effort that quite possibly kept the former Soviet Union from being bombed into submission. The 6,000 mile route used to transport these planes, referred to as the Alaska-Siberia Air Route (ALSIB) stretched from the Great Falls International Airport to the Russian airbase in Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia. Many of the aircraft were flown to Great Falls from the factories by the pilots of the famed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.
Sweetwater High School Spanish and Dual Credit teacher Kristie Vickers was notified by Texas Tech University that she was selected to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree beginning this fall. University Director of Graduate and International Admissions, Shelby Cearley, notified Ms. Vickers stating, "It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Dean of the Graduate School has approved your admission."
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Piano and guitar students of Noreen Carson finalized their year with the annual Spring Awards Recital on May 31 in the First Baptist Church sanctuary. The recital was followed by an awards presentation highlighting studentsâ€™ accomplishments throughout the 2014-2015 school years. Six guitar students and 34 piano students were acknowledged and awarded participation certificates for their dedication to developing their musical knowledge and skills.
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