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July 6th, 2011

Alene (Mitchell) Donham

July 6, 2011

ROTAN - Alene (Mitchell) Donham, 91, died Sunday July 3, 2011, at Fisher County Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday July 7, 2011, at the Church of Christ in Rotan. Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Mary Louise Welch

July 6, 2011

Mary Louise Welch declared her independence from old age and frail health, passing away peacefully on Monday morning, July 4, 2011, at the age of 89 years. Louise was born in Gorman, Texas on Sept. 27, 1921 and grew up in Maryneal and Sweetwater, Texas. Louise married Charles Stamps in 1946. They had one child, Jennifer, born in 1949. In 1951, Louise married Jack Welch and they had one child, Sam Jackson Welch, who was born in 1954. Louise worked hard her entire life and eventually retired in 1996 at the age of 75.

Ira Lena Simmons

July 6, 2011

Ira Lena Simmons, age 97, of Sweetwater, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on  Sunday, July 3, 2011.   
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Johnna Puckett Reynolds

July 6, 2011

Funeral services for Johnna Puckett Reynolds will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater, located at 213 E. Third Street.

SW team going to sectional

July 6, 2011

Sweetwater’s 11-4 victory over Wylie on Tuesday in the second — and final — 10-11 year-old District 5 Little League All-Star championship game at Sweetwater’s Major League Field represented a true “team” effort.
Nine of the 12 players had hits, and the three who didn’t not only reached base but also scored a run.

July 5th

Fireworks light the sky in Roscoe

July 5, 2011

Fireworks lit up the evening sky after an entire day’s festivities including a parade, led by local fire departments, food, vendors, children’s activities, live music and a dance all at “Roscoe on the bricks.” The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department handled the fireworks to make sure everything was under control.

RPMH to benefit from grant received by TCQPS

July 5, 2011

The Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety, an affiliate of the Texas Hospital Association, has received a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to improve medication safety in Texas’ rural hospitals.

Robotics program in need of donations

July 5, 2011

A new technology program for local middle and high schools is forming, but is in need of donations.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas in Sweetwater will be hosting a robotics competition called BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics for six weeks this fall. The goal is to start a new competition center in Sweetwater for the Big Country, but not without the help of community support, contributions and sponsorships.

Many contribute to WASP Homecoming

July 5, 2011

The National WASP WWII Museum celebrated the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII at WASP HOMECOMING 2011 on May 28, of Memorial Day Weekend. Approximately 1,000 people from all around the U.S. attended the day-long event. Twenty-two WASP were present who trained at Avenger Field in 1943-44 to become the first women to ever fly military planes in the United States.

Ira Lena Simmons

July 5, 2011

Ira Lena Simmons, age 97, of Sweetwater, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on  Sunday, July 3, 2011.   
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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