The Daily Press Sweetwater Reporter | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-24T17:23:20-04:00 Weird Al is wowed by album's success2014-07-24T17:23:20-04:002014-07-24T17:23:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Sweetwater, TXNo author availableVIDEO: Weird Al is wowed by album's successSweetwater camp held at Bowl2014-07-24T11:47:42-04:002014-07-24T11:47:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableFootball camp held at BowlSweetwater replacement topic of July lunch and learn seminar2014-07-24T11:46:11-04:002014-07-24T11:46:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter“The idea of joint replacement surgery can be scary for those who need it, but the benefits are well worth the procedure,” said Dr. James Marvel, an orthopedic surgeon at RPMH and the guest speaker at the seminar. “For many patients, the surgery means a new lease on life by helping them get back to the activities they used to enjoy.”A joint is where the ends of two or more bones meet. The ends of a joint are covered with hyaline cartilage, which acts as a cushion and allows the bones to move easily.When a joint is damaged as a result of injury, natural deterioration, or other causes, you will begin to experience pain and loss of movement. Most people suffer for years with problems caused by the damaged joint – problems such as difficulty walking, limited movement of the shoulder or arm, or consistent pain.Surgeons replace the damaged joint with an artificial device called a prosthesis. The primary reason for the popularity of the surgery is that most patients will experience pain relief and a return of flexibility in the joint.Physical therapy is imperative following the procedure to help patients regain their strength and range of motion. For some patients, they can return to many of the activities they once enjoyed in a matter of several weeks.The Lunch and Learn Seminar on joint replacement surgery will be on July 29, at the RPMH Emergency Department classroom. The event will be held from noon until 1 p.m., and includes a brownbag lunch.The seminar is free to attend, but space is limited and expected to reach capacity. Interested individuals must register before July 28, by calling 325-235-1701 ext. 221.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableJoint replacement topic of July lunch and learn seminarSweetwater executive director to head training session2014-07-24T11:45:12-04:002014-07-24T11:45:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterKen Becker, the executive director of SEED, has been asked by Texas Tech University to head an economic development training session for city council members and city managers. Becker was praised by Kirstin Smith, SEED's marketing/admin. director, for becoming a knowledgeable source for economic development presentations.Becker will also be attending the West Texas Legislative Summit hosted by the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce on August 5-7, which will also include an energy trade show. SEED's booth will also be set up at the event.Looking ahead, BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) has scheduled their groundbreaking for Thursday, November 6, with a luncheon to follow hosted by SEED. In the meantime, board members Bill Johnson and David Welch have both expressed their willingness to remain on the SEED board for another term. Discussion was also held on the property recently purchased by SEED which will be used for the new industrial park in regards to its development and entrances.In his report, Becker shared that Kevin Carter has been hired as the executive director of the High Ground of Texas. Carter is from Plainview and will be moving the office to his respective area.Becker also recapped the recent visit made by Paralympian Alana Nichols to the USG plant, in which the company sponsors the athlete. USG has been working to rebuild their company brand and logo not only from a corporate front, but from the local level as well to promote itself within the community. Currently, the company has over 200 employees.Crest Pumping Technologies has 120 employees in their Sweetwater office, with 25 of those workers living in Nolan County. Blackland Services has 17 employees currently and hopes to almost double that number by the end of the year.Several action items were also considered at the meeting. Following an executive session, the board approved the proposed 2014-2015 FY (fiscal year) budget, which will now be presented to the City Commission for final approval.Sweetwater, TXBelinda SerranoSEED executive director to head training sessionSweetwater's local events2014-07-24T08:58:35-04:002014-07-24T08:58:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterLibrary Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will be having their annual swim day today at the public pool from 1-6 p.m. The Kiwanis Club will pay the entrance fee for children 4-12 years old and be providing popsicles courtesy of Brookshire’s throughout the day.This evening, sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Football League Cheer will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Rhema Valley Church, located at 3304 E. Broadway (straight across from the USG entrance). Flag cheer is for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten; Mighty Mites cheer is for first and second graders; junior pee wee cheer is for third and fourth graders; and pee wee cheer is for fifth and sixth graders. Parents/guardians will need to bring a copy of the child's report card and birth certificate. For more information, contact DeeAnn at 325-864-3459.And tonight in Colorado City, the Mitchell County Senior Citizen Dance will be held at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 W. 2nd St. from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be live music by Mike Porter and his friend. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableThursday's local eventsSweetwater weather for Thursday2014-07-24T08:55:05-04:002014-07-24T08:55:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterExpect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal weather for ThursdaySweetwater begins group to clean up Lake Sweetwater2014-07-23T11:38:10-04:002014-07-23T11:38:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterBrisket sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks will be sold at the concert and all proceeds will go to the Crain and Larue families. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and donations will be taken throughout the night. Musical talents for the event will be Angelique and The Sweet City Band, Doug Bailey Band, Joah "Beaver" Henry, Colton Brown, Brandon Bohall Band, Nine Mile Band, Santa Fe and Shane Henry Cooking the hotdogs for the night is Donald Hunt. Briskets will be cooked by Jimmy and Delaine Bailey, Larry and Dana Reed and Gary Watson.For the concert, and as part of the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater project, Ricky Painter, Shane Henry, Bo Vandiver, Bryan Owens and several other community members have been working tirelessly to clean up the amphitheater in time for this event. Painter, who is president of and began the Lake Sweetwater clean up board, recently spoke at a Sweetwater City Commission meeting, outlining the project and asking for help from the city and the community. Future plans to beautify Lake Sweetwater include a new boat ramp at the beach area, new playground equipment and new restrooms. Those working on the project would also like to make the public aware of illegal dumping that is plaguing the area. If you witness illegal dumping on county roads, city parks or at Lake Sweetwater, please report it to the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office.Be sure to head out to the Lake Sweetwater Amphitheater this Saturday. Bring a lawn chair and your cooler, kick back and enjoy the free live entertainment.Sweetwater, TXMelissa WinslowResident begins group to clean up Lake SweetwaterSweetwater to cheer camp2014-07-23T11:37:12-04:002014-07-23T11:37:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableOff to cheer campSweetwater events for Wednesday2014-07-23T09:11:19-04:002014-07-23T09:11:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates. Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School. Forms should be returned to: Shane Mobley, Sweetwater High School, 1205 Ragland, Sweetwater, Texas 79556. Those with questions should call the SHS fieldhouse at 235-3455 or call the high school office at 235-4371, ext. 860.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal events for WednesdaySweetwater's local weather2014-07-23T09:08:52-04:002014-07-23T09:08:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterExpect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableWednesday's local weatherSweetwater