June 22nd, 2015

Roscoe junior high basketball campers

June 22, 2015

These students participated in Roscoe Collegiate’s junior high basketball camp for boys and girls entering grades 6-9. Roscoe girls coach Kelly Jo Sexton led the camp. In no particular order are Jacie Alexander, Megan Kirkland, Jovana Pena, Riley Sheridan, Jaleigh Morales, Kinzie Buchanan, Bonnie Wilkinson, Hartley Wilkinson, Isabell Ortega, Zoe Cornutt, Jackson Dodd, London Garrett, Presley Sexton and Tagean Adkins.

Roscoe Plowboy football campers

June 22, 2015

These students participated in Roscoe Collegiate’s Plowboy football camp for students entering grades 2-9. The camp was led by the Roscoe coaching staff.

June 19th

Two Sweetwater families bound together by Avenger Field and Women Airforce Service Pilots

June 19, 2015

In 1940 as Europe was enmeshed in WWII, three young pilots left the University of Wisconsin in a rattletrap Ford headed for the Plosser Prince Air Academy, Sweetwater, Texas to become flight instructors. These three pilots from Wisconsin, who were to become known as the Three Musketeers, were Paul Hill, a dairy major; Robert M. Snyder, an engineering major; and William Deppe, pre law. The purpose of the air academy was to train British Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots through Roosevelt’s Lend Lease Program.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service to offer professional food manager certification training course

June 19, 2015

Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness.

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Value-added rankings measure economic impact of college

June 19, 2015

New data and analysis of two- and four-year schools released by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program provides fresh insight into how well colleges prepare students for high-paying careers.

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VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 19, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

Local churches plan special Father’s Day services

June 19, 2015

Churches featured this week in the Religion page are: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Avondale Baptist to host Back Yard Bible Club VBS

June 19, 2015

Avondale Baptist Church will have their first Back Yard Bible Club Vacation Bible School on Saturday June 27, at the northwest apartments on the corner of Circle Drive and Eighth Street. They will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have games, crafts, music, food and Bible stories. They will also be serving hot dogs for lunch to the children attending and their families. Everyone is welcome.
Church members hosted a parade on Thursday around the northwest apartment neighborhood to tell the children of the upcoming event.

Summer heat a concern for RPMH

June 19, 2015

As Texas slowly heats up, many people will be spending more time outdoors in the sun. However, we often forget to protect ourselves from the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays, leading to heat exhaustion and skin damage.

Find out more in Friday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

Football team receives donation from VFW

June 19, 2015

The Sweetwater VFW Post #2479 made a $200 donation to Sweetwater's 7-on-7 football team, which will go towards expenses for their trip to the state championship game in College Station. Pictured (from left) is Lionel Mendez, VFW Post #2479 Commander, making the donation to team members Branson Guelker and Max Gomez.

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