July 5th, 2013
In October of 2012, Katelyn Ausborn â€”Â who was five years old at the time â€”Â was diagnosed with Wilmsâ€™ tumor. She was taken to Covenant Children's Hospital in Lubbock where an expert team removed the tumor.
Wilms' tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, Wilms' tumor is the most common cancer of the kidneys in children. Wilms' tumor most often affects children ages 3 to 4 and becomes much less common after age 5.
Wilms' tumor most often occurs in just one kidney, though it can sometimes be found in both kidneys at the same time.
A Sweetwater man was attacked on Thursday afternoon by a swarm of honey bees, according to his daughter.
Johnny Cassady, 78, was at a friend's house on Thursday afternoon about 4 p.m. on the 1400 block of James Street. "He was in his friend's back yard in her shed, when he moved a box that happened to be housing a honey bee nest, said Cassady's daughter, Janet Patty. "The bees just swarmed him."
"My dad said that he tried to swat the bees off with his hat. Then he fell to the ground and started rolling around, but they just kept singing," said Patty.
Several entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this past week.
Dana Rhoades was named the Teacher of the Year at Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) for the 2012-2013 school year. She is the fourth and fifth grade Special Education - Life Skills teacher.
Rhoades attended Wayland Baptist University and Angelo State University, in which she earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood - Grade 4 Generalist, Grades 4 through 8 Generalist, and all-level Special Education.
She is a member and officer of the Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society, as well as the Alpha Chi Honor Society. This past fall, she earned the SIS Bucket Filler award.
An Independence Day celebration will take place on Saturday, July 6, in Roscoe with many activities planned.
The day will begin with a parade down Broadway at 10 a.m. with the line-up at 9:30 a.m. Street vendors and food stands will line Cypress, Broadway and Old Town Park, and there will be a kidâ€™s play area with bounce houses and other inflatables.
Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District was eligible to apply for an early start waiver for the 2013-2014 school year to assist in facilitating the Early College High School/STEM Academy. The waiver is applicable for two instructional years and allows the district to start classes two weeks prior to the fourth Monday in August. Fall 2013 classes are set to start August 12 and will conclude May 16, 2014.
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.