July 5th, 2013
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.
Doyle Lee Parsons, age 42, of Blackwell, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Decker Cemetery with Dr. Stan Cosby officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
A Mustang Golf Camp will be held July 16-18 at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up. Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost of the camp will be $60 per child, with family discounts available. For more information, call camp instructors Sarah Cumbie at 325-338-5407 or Ashley Timm at 325-338-8055.
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 22-25 at Mustang Bowl from 7:30-10:30 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9. The cost of the camp is $30, and all campers will receive individual instruc-tion from members of the Mustang coaching staff.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds around 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
For the weekend, highs will climb up to the mid-90s. Lows will be in the lower 70s and winds will remain in the south to southeast anywhere from 10 to 20 mph.
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Mick Truitt, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Ludlum Measurements, was recently elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The election took place during their June meeting held at the Chamber headquarters in Washington DC.
The 2013 Sweetwater Heart Walk Leadership Breakfast was held on Thursday morning, June 27 at The Center, located on the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
The gathering is a kick-off to encourage community members to participate in the Sweetwater Heart Walk, scheduled this year in mid-September.
The keynote speaker of the event was Kirk Maberry, who recounted his recent medical scare on Sunday morning, April 28. As he was getting ready to attend church, he told his wife that his heart felt funny.
Shown above is the fireworks stand on West Broadway in Sweetwater, run by Chris Carruthers. Also shown is a family preparing to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks.
The lighting of fireworks inside or outside the city limits of Sweetwater is not allowed. Lighting fireworks inside the Roscoe city limits is not allowed, but a fireworks show will be provided for the public on Saturday evening in Roscoe.
See a story about fireworks safety on Page 3 of Thursday's edition.