July 3rd, 2013
Ronald Chamberlain died July 1, 2013, at his home in Sweetwater at the age of 74.
He is survived by his wife, Toni Chamberlain; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Philip Siebenlist; and daughter, Wendy Chamberlain.
A memorial will be held July 6, at 1 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, located at 1200 SE Georgia in Sweetwater.
Ron came to Sweetwater with his wife, Toni in 1968 to help further the good news of God's Kingdom with the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Matthew 24:14). His family and friends look forward to the fulfillment of Acts 24:15.
Clinton McKeehan of Trent, a fire fighter for the Sweetwater Fire Department was the winner of the First Financial Bank Lucky One Sweepstakes Mini iPad winner for the month of May.
Pictured also is Renee Garcia of First Financial Bank.
AAA Texas urges those who celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends to designate a sober driver and reminds motorists about its free Tipsy Tow program during the holiday.Â The community service that aims to keep drinking drivers off the road is available 30 hours, from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 through midnight Thursday, July 4.
Local members of theÂ TexasÂ CriminalÂ DefenseÂ Lawyers Association (â€śTCDLAâ€ť) are planning annual Fourth of July readings of the Declaration ofÂ Independence atÂ over 50 countyÂ courthouses and other public buildings across the state in conjunction with otherÂ criminal defense attorneysÂ throughout the nation. TCDLA is an organization of lawyers committed to protecting and ensuring by rule of law the individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases.
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.
â€śNothing says summer like cold, juicy watermelon slices,â€ť said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH. â€śLast 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€ť
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
Weâ€™d 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 Godâ€™s creations, especially animals. And, oh how they loved her in return.
ABILENE â€” Javier Olguin was a one-man wrecking crew Tuesday for Sweet-waterâ€™s 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 Wylieâ€™s 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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