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July 9th, 2012

RPMH raises awareness of UV safety

July 9, 2012

As the official summer season gets underway, much of the nation has been breaking records with 100 degree temperatures. While many continue to plan outdoor activities, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging locals to protect themselves from the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays, preventing heat exhaustion and skin damage.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many precautions Americans can take to protect themselves from UV rays.

DPS search results in $20,000 drug bust

July 9, 2012

Samuel Ojeda, 19 years of age from Del Rio, Texas was driving a 1999 Chrysler Sebring east bound on Interstate 20 in Nolan County. 
About 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, near mile marker 231, a Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper observed Ojeda driving the vehicle and stopped him for a traffic violation. 
A verbal consent to search the vehicle was given. The Trooper located a small amount of cocaine and marijuana with a street value of about $20,000.

Many attend, enter Roscoe parade

July 9, 2012

Many area residents attended the Roscoe Independence Day parade on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Entries entered into the parade varied from fire departments, civic organizations, individuals and others, but all had one main theme, patriotism.
Find more photos from the Roscoe parade in today's paper.

Mary L. Boyd: June 4, 1922 – July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012

Life is a journey, and to reach the ultimate destination is the greatest reward.
Our mother Mary Lavina Pruitt Boyd went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 9, at the same family farm in Trent, TX where her husband passed away five years prior. She was 90-years-old.

D.M. Pieper

July 9, 2012

D.M. Pieper, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler officiating.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Othieno officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Dorothy Lord Russell

July 9, 2012

Funeral services for Dorothy Lord Russell, 88 of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Corsicana, TX with Rev. John Fanning officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Russell died Monday, July 9, 2012, at her home in Sweetwater.

Charles D. Richburg

July 9, 2012

Funeral services for Charles D. Richburg, 79, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with his son, Lance Richburg and Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Richburg died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Melvin C. Martin

July 9, 2012

Funeral services for Melvin C. Martin, 92, of Dallas, formerly of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Martin died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Dallas.

July 6th

Gas pipeline training awareness class offered

July 6, 2012

To any first responders in and around Nolan County, the Smalley Foundation will host a gas pipeline training awareness class will take place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. The class will be held in the training room on three separate nights including Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2, at 6 p.m. each evening.
The mission of the Smalley Foundation is to increase safety and awareness for those who live, work and play near the nation’s oil and gas sites and pipelines through empowering the general public, training first-responders and partnering with industry.

Shermco Industries’ long-awaited Sweetwater event a success

July 6, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas – A year and a half after opening, Shermco Industries’ Sweetwater office recently threw its long-awaited grand opening celebration. The open house event was a customer appreciation barbecue for the company’s West Texas client base, and a big hit with close to 100 customers, employees and local businessmen that attended.

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