July 8th, 2013
Many lined the streets of Downtown Roscoe to enjoy the Independence Day parade on Saturday. Many entered the parade including Kelly Etheredge and her daughters, Sydny, Alex and Davis.
A free event for girls age 13 and older has been scheduled for July 23 in Sweetwater at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
Plant the seeds of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) during "Blossom" â€” a free, fun-filled day of learning and hands-on activities. Girls will have the opportunity to see how STEM affects everyone everyday and the available careers.
ROTAN â€“ Zaidee Lane Clark, sweet, loving and beautiful infant girl, passed away July 5, 2013 in Fort Worth. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Sylvester Baptist Church with burial in Sylvester Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Zaidee Laine was born June 7, 2013 to Bobby Jack â€śB.J.â€ť and Amber Lashea (Kelly) Clark in Fort Worth.
Our precious little angel has gained her wings and gone to heaven.Â God let us borrow her for just a little while, but needed her back.
David Ellis Brewer, Jr., age 60, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 6-7 p.m.
The Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department will be having its annual Fourth of July parade and barbecue. The parade will start at 5 p.m. and the BBQ will start at 5:30 p.m.
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.