June 25th, 2013
With more than 50,000 new cases of Parkinsonâ€™s disease each year, it has grown to become the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. Although there is no cure for those living with the disease, there are treatment options that can reduce some of its debilitating effects.
On June 27, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on the hospitalâ€™s new treatment option for those in the region suffering from Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
Travis Glasgow, age 64, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at First Apostolic Tabernacle with Revs. Larry Baird, David Greg Boone and Michael Bingham officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Merle Fitts, 92, died on June 21, 2013, in El Dorado, Ark. while in the care of hospice.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Roscoe Cemetery with Father Dennis Bosley officiating.Â Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Carolyn Fraley Daniel, 70, of Sweetwater, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at a local medical center in Abilene. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 213 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater, with arrangements being handled by Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 North 2nd in Abilene.
Josh Browning and Gisela Solano (shown) were Group A mini champs at the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp at Sweetwater Middle School.
Deztene Sweek and Tres Ortega were Group B mini champs at the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp at Sweetwater Middle School.
Students attending the Building a Mustang Tennis Camp (in no particular order) were Gretchen Sweek, Christa Arnold, Allison Marlett, Tyler Marlett, Gisela Solano, Kate Hall, Anna Hall, Caleb Reed, Katie Reed, Sierra McCoy, Breeana Torres, Tabatha Baugh, Valerie Moore, Keely Sweek, Tres Ortega, Josh Reeves, Alexis Muchado, Mia Valdez, Josh Browning, Jordan Dunlap and Deztene Sweek.
The Sweetwater High School softball team was recently honored with a resolution by the Sweetwater ISD for making the playoffs.
Pictured from left are players Jaya Atkins, Megan Holsey, Shaneese Brown, Lena Lovelady, Alyssa Heredia and head coach Tony Heredia, and (second from left) SHS principal Stacy Jones.
Sweetwater High School players Rhett Torres, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Isaiah McGee and Dylan Bennett (from left) attended the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches â€śCamp of Champsâ€ť at Southwestern University in Georgetown recently.
During the TABC camp, they teamed up with five players from Hereford High School to form â€śSweet-Herdâ€ť in a tournament where they finished as runnerups after compiling a 9-4 record.
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 99 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Adult Literacy/ESL (English as a Second Language) class will meet at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
Instructors will help attendees learn how to read, improve their reading and/or English skills, or help them in reading to their children.
For more information, call 235-4978 or visit www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.