June 22nd, 2015
These students participated in Roscoe Collegiateâ€™s Plowboy football camp for students entering grades 2-9. The camp was led by the Roscoe coaching staff.
In 1940 as Europe was enmeshed in WWII, three young pilots left the University of Wisconsin in a rattletrap Ford headed for the Plosser Prince Air Academy, Sweetwater, Texas to become flight instructors. These three pilots from Wisconsin, who were to become known as the Three Musketeers, were Paul Hill, a dairy major; Robert M. Snyder, an engineering major; and William Deppe, pre law. The purpose of the air academy was to train British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots through Rooseveltâ€™s Lend Lease Program.
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.
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New data and analysis of two- and four-year schools released by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program provides fresh insight into how well colleges prepare students for high-paying careers.
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The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.
Churches featured this week in the Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Avondale Baptist Church will have their first Back Yard Bible Club Vacation Bible School on Saturday June 27, at the northwest apartments on the corner of Circle Drive and Eighth Street. They will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have games, crafts, music, food and Bible stories. They will also be serving hot dogs for lunch to the children attending and their families. Everyone is welcome.
Church members hosted a parade on Thursday around the northwest apartment neighborhood to tell the children of the upcoming event.
As Texas slowly heats up, many people will be spending more time outdoors in the sun. However, we often forget to protect ourselves from the sunâ€™s heat and ultraviolet rays, leading to heat exhaustion and skin damage.
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The Sweetwater VFW Post #2479 made a $200 donation to Sweetwater's 7-on-7 football team, which will go towards expenses for their trip to the state championship game in College Station. Pictured (from left) is Lionel Mendez, VFW Post #2479 Commander, making the donation to team members Branson Guelker and Max Gomez.
Four local all-star teams from Sweetwater will go to Snyder, Clyde or Jim Ned to begin play in their District 5 Little League baseball tournaments starting Saturday.
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