Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 045, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 7, 2010 Page: 3 of 10
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RPMH receives memorial contributions
Loraine- Mr. Virgil Parnell, age 98, passed away on
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Mitchell County Hospital.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010,
at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Loraine with Rev.
Dale Hartley officiating and burial to follow in the
Funeral services for Horace Tyree, 76, of Sweetwater,
will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9,2010, at McCoy
Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jason Shuttlesworth
officiating. Burial will follow at
Sweetwater Cemetery under the
direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-8
p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at
McCoy Funeral Home.
Tyree died Wednesday, Jan. 6,
2010, in Abilene.
He was born July 19, 1933, in
Post, Texas. He married Mildred
Louise Herrin June 16, 1956, in
Lubbock. He had lived in Lubbock
until May of 2006, moving to
Sweetwater. Tyree is a past member
of the Fellowship Baptist Church
in Lubbock and a current mem-
ber of Avondale Baptist Church in
Sweetwater. He was a supervisor
for Texas Tech Housing Services, working there for 29
years. He was a Korean Navy veteran serving on the USS
Survivors include his wife, Mildred (Herrin) Tyree
of Sweetwater; nieces, Carolyn and Monte Hale of
Sweetwater; nephews, James and Jamie Tyree of Clyde,
Keith and Tammy Wilburn of Merkel and Tommy Kimes
of Abilene; niece, Elaine Kimes of Abilene; brother-in-
law, Robert Herrin and wife Josie of Fort Worth; sisters-
in-law, Phyllis Obregon and husband Enrique of Mexico
and Julie Herrin of Pasadena, Calif.; great-nieces and
nephews, Michael House and wife Sandra of Lubbock,
Michelle March and husband Andy of Abilene, Terry
Tyree of Clyde, Leslie Tyree Phillips of Fort Hood, Wade
Lawson of Stephenville and Kole Wilburn of Merkel;
and 12 great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and
Rebecca; and brothers, James and Jack.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Woods, Gene Bartlett,
Terry Tyree, Phil Strother and Keith Wilburn.
Honorary pa 11 bearers will be Jake March and Michael
LINTON RAY WEBB
Loraine- Mr. Linton Ray Webb, age 65, passed away
on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in San Angelo.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9,
2010, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Colorado City
with Jeremy Strain and Rev. Dale Hartley officiating
and burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery.
Texas Fort Trails workshop
to take place Jao. 12
The Texas Forts Trail 2010 Annual Tourism and
Preservation RoundUp, a one-day workshop, will be
held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Abilene Civic Center. Focusing on "Real Places telling
Real Stories," this year's RoundUp features presenta-
tions by industry professionals and "in the trenches"
practitioners. Speakers will address topics such as the
benefits of courthouse restoration, the hotel occupancy
tax, working with county historical commissions and
getting serious about downtown revitalization. Best
practices sessions will feature successful festivals, the
use of Internet social networking, fundraising events and
historical commission activities. 'Tumbleweed Smith"
will be the luncheon keynote speaker as the Texas Forts
Trail celebrates its tenth anniversary as a regional heri-
tage tourism initiative. The annual RoundUp is spon-
sored by the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau,
the Brown wood Area Chamber of Commerce, the San
Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Texas
Midwest Community Network. RoundUp registration is
$45 per person (including lunch) prior to Jan. 8, or $55
at the door. Luncheon registration is $22 per person
prior to Jan. 8, or $30 at the door. For more informa-
tion, call 325-795-1762.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital
Foundation recently received
contributions in memory of Tom
Kennedy, Helen Delores Cox and
Contributors were Jeree and Terry
Hendley, Becky Tomlin, Hollis and
June Ellis, Andrea Baucom, Tere and
Vicki Law rence, Tom, Jo and Hillary
Henderson, Radiology Associates,
Donald and Irene Ludlum, Susan and
Bill Johnson, Becky Bohall, TSTC
Administration, Mike Sheehan,
Karen Rainbolt, RPMH Business
Office, Rolling Plains Rural Health
Clinic, Sabra Knox, Texas Hospital
Association, Gil and Gay Nell Cherry,
B.J. and Larry Vaught, Cherry
Shiflet, Dr. James Dorman, Homer
and Beth Taylor, Cardinal Health,
RPMH Pharmacy, Brenda Stirl,
Gerry and Betty Cullison, Jean and
Eddie Asbill, Jessical Messersmith,
T.H.I.E., Jay and Carolyn Lawrence,
John and Susan Bewley, Linda
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bennett,
Jerry and Gwen Riggs, Melba and
Lloyd Harris, Paul and Patsy Fritz,
J.V. and Betty Martin, Randy and
Vicky Hanes, Carolyn Goza, Janis
McDowell, Ken and Carla Becker,
Officers and Employees of First
Financial Bank, Sherma Barham,
Rhodes Family, Ronny Bryant, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Aycock, Stanley and
Phyllis Morris, Rhonda Guelker and
To make contributions to the
R.P.M.H. Foundation, mail to P.O.
Box 690, Sweetwater, TX 79556 or
bring to the Administration office at
Singer and quarterback join Texas Rangers
OF Josh Ham Iton for victory banquet
Recording artist Aaron Watson of Abilene and
award-winning quarterback Case Keenum of the
University of Houston have been added to the lineup
for the "Victory Dinner with Josh and Katie Hamilton"
benefitting the Big Country Fellowship of Christian
Hamilton, the power-hitting Texas Rangers outfield-
er, will be joined by his wife Katie as keynote speak-
ers for the fundraising banquet Friday, Jan. 22, at 7
p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center, Watson has agreed
to entertain the crowd with a medley of songs, while
Keenum will share his experiences of the impact the
FCA ministry has had on the U of H campus.
Table sponsorships are available for $1,000 and
individual adult ($100) and student ($25) tickets are
still available by contacting the Big Country FCA office
at 325-795-0020 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order forms can be found under the "Forms" link at
Watson, who attended Abilene Christian University,
has developed a loyal following among Texas coun-
try & western music fans. His 2008 album Angels &
Outlaws was high on the nationwide Billboard charts
and its single, "Hearts Are Breaking Across Texas,"
reached the No. one spot on the Texas Music Chart. In
2007, he also released an album of gospel songs called
Barbed Wire Halo.
Keenum, who has been featured in the national
Sharing the Victory magazine for his involvement
in FCA at the University of Houston, just completed
another record-breaking season as quarterback for the
Cougars. After becoming only the second quarterback
in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) history to
have multiple 5,000-yard passing seasons, the Abilene
Wylie product was awarded the Sammy Baugh Award
as the top passer in collegiate football. The junior QB
also finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy balloting
and was named the MVP of Conference USA.
Wond power, dairy digesters on tap at
renewable energy forum in Stephenville
AUSTIN—Experts on renewable energy from across
the state will gather in Stephenville in late January for
a forum on how rural communities and agriculture in
Texas can benefit from developing wind power, solar
power, biomass and other forms of renewable energy.
The forum, "Renewable Energy Opportunities for
Rural Communities and Agriculture," will be from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26, at the Texas AgriLife Research and
Extension Center, 1229 North Hwy 281 in Stephenville.
The event is presented by the Rural Alliance for
Renewable Energy (RARE). It is sponsored by the
Agrilife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville
and by RARE members including Texas Department of
Rural Affairs (TDRA), Texas Department of Agriculture,
Comptroller's State Energy Conservation Office, Texas
Farm Bureau and Texas Renewable Energy Industries
"This forum will be an opportunity for dairy farmers,
rural community leaders and others to get information
first hand on how they might benefit from developing
their renewable energy resources," said Charlie Stone,
executive director of TDRA.
The forum will feature presentations by state agen-
cies and renewable energy companies on the impact of
renewable energy on rural communities in Texas and on
the development of wind power and transmission for
wind power in the state.
Other topics will include utilizing anaerobic digesters
to produce energy from dairy cow manure. An update
will be presented on Tarleton State University's new
Southwest Regional Dairy Center, a model dairy that
will implement innovative energy efficiency and energy
conversion technologies such as converting manure into
biofuels and biogas.
Bob Avant, Texas AgriLife program director, will
brief forum attendees on the latest in biofuels research
in Texas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural
Development will discuss financial help for renewable
energy projects for agriculture and rural businesses.
Cost of the forum is $10, paid on site, and seating is
limited to 85. To register, email email@example.com.
tx.us or call (512) 936-7878. For more information, see
www.tdra.state.tx.us or www.infinitepower.org/rare/.
Texas Department of Rural Affairs makes the broad
resources of state government more accessible to rural
communities. The agency is a provider of rural-focused
state and federal resources for community development,
economic development, housing and rural health. TDRA
is the federally designated State Office of Rural Health
and the governor's lead agency for oversight of disaster
recovery funding, and specifically administers the non-
housing portion of the Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery funds. For more infor-
mation, visit TDRA online at www.tdra.state.tx.us.
Ice storm preparedness: Supplies and special needs
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and 12, will be played with the hopes of bringing in
money for the American Cancer Society.
"We picked these games because the middle school
and high school have back to back games," Jill Locklar,
SMS girls coach, said. "The other schools are also on
board. It just works out."
The American Cancer Society is near and dear to the
hearts of the Sweetw ater basketball teams, according to
Locklar. There are many individuals and families that
have seen and felt the affects of cancer.
Currently, the school secretary, Velia Gomez, is fight-
ing cancer and a middle school student is also going
through the fight,
"We all know what it takes and how it affects our life,"
Locklar said. "It's a good thing for kids to experience
and to realize that there are ways to help people that are
going through tough times."
This is the second year that the middle school girls
have done this fundraiser. This is the first time that the
high school girls have been involved.
"We are asking everyone to wear pink to the Monday
and Tuesday game," Locklar said.
During half-time at the high school game, First
Financial Bank of Sweetwater will be sponsoring a free-
throw contest/ three point contest. There will be a small
donation to take part in the contest, but the chosen per-
son will have the chance at possibly winning $100.
"If either basket is missed then the money will be
donated to the American Cancer Society," Locklar said.
The middle school will have a paper airplane contest
in between games and in both gyms, that will be spon-
sored by Wal-Mart. The person that gets their airplane
the closest will win a $50 Wal-Mart gift card. There
will be a dollar donation required to take part in the
Shirts had to be ordered through Wednesday for those
wanting a t-shirt. Locklar said that there will be a few
extra shirts ordered. Shirts cost $10.
The Lady Colts game will be at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
and the Lady Mustangs will play at 5 p.m. and 6:30
For more information or to order a shirt contact Carla
Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jill Locldar
at email@example.com, or Sandra Graham sgra-
ham @sweetwater.esci4 .net.
Emergency supplies you will need for an ice storm are
similar to supplies you will need in any emergency but
there are some additional items. These include kitty
litter or sand to keep sidewalks and steps clear of ice, a
windshield scraper for the car, warm clothes and extra
Ice storms pose a major challenge to anyone with spe-
cial health care needs, especially if you use equipment
that requires electricity. If you require dialysis, an oxy-
Sen tank or other intensive treatment, make emergency
ealth care plans now. Coordinate with a neighbor who
can check on you daily. Individuals who require daily
medications should have at least one week's worth of
medicine on hand. Plan what you will do for medica-
tions that need to be refrigerated if the power is out.
Winterize your vehicle before a storm. Keep the gas
tank full to prevent the fuel line from freezing. In a
severe ice storm, lines may be down and power out for
a week or more.
Here is a check list that will serve you well in emer-
• One-week supply of non-perishable food, one gallon
of bottled water per person, per day, coolers for food
and ice storage
• Credit cards and cash (banks and ATMs may not
• Battery-operated radio, NOAA Weather Radio and
extra batteries or hand crank radio, cell phones and
• First-aid kit, seven-day supply of prescription medi-
cations, copies of prescriptions, special medical items,
hearing aids and batteries, eye glasses
• Supplies for a service animal including food, iden-
tification tags, proof of up-to-date vaccinations and
• Manual can opener, knife, tools, booster cables, fire
extinguisher, duct tape, tarp, rope, flashlight with extra
• Supplies for babies, the elderly, family members
with special health care needs, and food and supplies
• Medical equipment and assistive devices (catheters,
augmentative communication devices, cane, wheelchair,
scooter, walker, dressing aids, oxygen, tubing, feeding
supplies, drinking straws),extra batteries and chargers,
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• List of model numbers or serial numbers of medical
devices and equipment
Medical alert tags or bracelets and written descrip-
tion of your disability-related or health care conditions
• Medications and copies of all prescriptions, includ-
ing a list of the prescription name, dosage, frequency,
doctor and pharmacist
• Phone numbers and names of physicians and health
care providers, health insurance information, emergen-
cy contact information including your support network.
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