July 3rd, 2013
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be celebrating Independence Day by giving away free watermelon slices on the hospital lawn. This is set to take place along with the Sweetwater Independence Day parade on July 4, from 10 a.m. until noon.
âNothing says summer like cold, juicy watermelon slices,â said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH. âLast year, our community outreach team decided to provide this refreshing treat for the community and it was such a success that we decided to continue the project this year during the parade.â
Southern Belle Salon, located at 200 Main Street in Roscoe, had their ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning. Owner/operator Eden Baker had her salon's grand opening on June 3. When asked why she decided to open a salon in Roscoe, Eden said, "I grew up here. I've lived my whole life in Roscoe."
Yandell Toland, Eden's grandmother, was a beautician in Sweetwater for many years.
We felt her kicks for 9 months,Â
She filled our hearts with love,Â
And so we named her AngelÂ
A gift from God above.Â
We never got to hear your voice,Â
Or see you smile.Â
If we could take a trip to heavenÂ
Weâd walk a million miles.Â
Trust that God is holding you as we try to keep our heads up high.Â
One day we will meet again in heaven our precious Angel Skye.Â
Angel Skye Martinez was born on July 2, at 7:38 a.m.Â
Wanda Joyce Norsworthy, 71 of Brownwood died Tuesday, July 2, 2013. She was born the first child of six to Harvey and Lily Mae Loyd in Post, Texas on Jan. 21, 1942. She was a great example for her children and for all those who knew her. Wanda was always happiest when she was helping others in need. She worked very hard, and saw to it that the job was done right. Wanda loved life and all the beauty of Godâs creations, especially animals. And, oh how they loved her in return.
ABILENE â Javier Olguin was a one-man wrecking crew Tuesday for Sweet-waterâs Junior League All-Stars.
Olguin enjoyed a perfect night at the plate as he went 3-for-3 with a grand slam home run and eight RBIs, including a pair of two-run doubles plus an intentional walk in his other at bat.
But Sweetwater still came up short as it was eliminated, 16-13, by Abilene Eastern in the teamsâ losers bracket semifinal of the District 5 tournament at Abilene Wylieâs field.
Eastern faces either Wylie or Abilene South in the losers bracket final today.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will become eastern.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 65. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 10 mph, and after 1 a.m., a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will roll into the area.
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As part of the eight Microsoft Office Short Courses offered this summer at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus, a class on Microsoft Word 2010 will be taught.
The intermediate/advanced Microsoft Word 2010 course will be taught on Monday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 10 and is an eight-hour morning course that builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2010: Basic, First Look Edition. Students will work with styles, sections, and columns and will use the Navigation pane to work with outlines.
Through discussions with the First Care insurance provider and the Shannon Clinic staff in Sweetwater, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) was informed that the local clinic will not accept First Care by the end of August this year.
As previously reported, First Care is a widely used insurance by employees of SISD. And while these changes continue, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has discussed the issue with Sweetwater ISD administration in order for the two entities to work together so that access to healthcare is provided for the employees of the school district.
KXOX AM/FM hosted the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The event is America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion.
Each year, more than 50,000 contestants compete in a series of over 450 local, state and regional live shows held throughout the country. Winners advance to their state events where prizes include $1,000 and the opportunity to compete in one of five regional events.
Three people were transported from the scene of a wreck on Tuesday morning near the US 84/I-20 bridge that is currently being repaired due to an 18-wheeler wreck that damaged the bridge in September 2012.
Two 18-wheelers were involved in the wreck including one truck carrying beer kegs and another truck carrying Coors Light packages.
On June 18, the driver of an 18-wheeler died after wrecking into the same bridge currently under construction.