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July 25th, 2014

Weekend events in Sweetwater

July 25, 2014

Tomorrow night, July 26, Shady Mitchell and the Kickin' Kountry Band will perform at the VFW from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight.
And on Sunday, Broadway Baptist Church will kick off their five-day Vacation Bible School called "The Greatest Gift".
The program will run Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children entering Kindergarten through fifth grade (completed). Registration will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Local weekend weather for Sweetwater

July 25, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll be seeing highs in the upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 to 10 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday, shifting to the south-southwest on Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.

July 24th

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July 24, 2014

Interview with Weird Al about his latest album

Football camp held at Bowl

July 24, 2014

Several young athletes are participating in a summer football camp at Mustang Bowl that began Wednesday.
The three-day camp led by Sweetwater's coaching staff is for students entering grades 3-9. The start of high school football practice is almost here as workouts begin Aug. 4.

Joint replacement topic of July lunch and learn seminar

July 24, 2014

When joints begin to cause chronic pain for people due to advanced conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis or other causes, total replacement of the damaged joint may be the solution. To help our community learn more about when it is time to consider joint replacement surgery, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free lunch and learn seminar on Tuesday, July 29.

SEED executive director to head training session

July 24, 2014

The monthly meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors was held on Tuesday morning, which covered a wide variety of topics.
Ken 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.

Bessie Mae Stephens

July 24, 2014

Funeral services for Bessie Mae Stephens, 77, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Stephens died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Forrest James Sims

July 24, 2014

Funeral services for Forrest James Sims, 78, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Sims died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Josephine Arnold

July 24, 2014

Heaven welcomed Josephine Arnold on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She passed away at Odessa Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 8, 1923 in Hamilton, MO to Vera and Lloyd Roberts. She had spent most of her life in Odessa, moving here in 1952. She worked as a bookkeeper for Rhodes Welding & Co. She loved spending time with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, C. E. Arnold in December 1993.

Weldon Pat Oden

July 24, 2014

Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014 doing what he loved to do — fly his airplane. He did not survive when his plane went down over family property outside of Blackwell known to family and friends as ‘The West Place’. The specific crash site was within 20 yards of the location his parents starting their first homestead together on this property during the Great Depression.

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