Archive - Mar 2012
San Antonio â€“ The Swine Skillathon was held Feb. 9, at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo.
This contest uses participantsâ€™ knowledge of the swine industry and several youth were recognized for their outstanding results by being rewarded with a 2012 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship.
One such youth was Tyler Brauneck of Sweetwater, Texas. Brauneck, an active member of the Roby FFA, enjoys horse judging and is an eagle scout. He hopes to eventually attend college for nursing.
The Around the World Yo-Yo Assembly was held at Southeast Elementary School. Established in 1999, Around the World Yo-Yo Entertainment Company has presented the "School is Cool" assembly program to more than 1,000,000 students at over 2,000 schools, camps and special events all over the United States. Their interactive show was filled with humor, world class yo-yo tricks and even magic. Makenzie Ince and Grayson Jeffrey are shown helping with the assembly.
Avondale Baptist Church
Hello everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church home we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
This Sunday, March 25, we will have high attendance day. We are working and praying for 78 in Sunday school. We will have breakfast at the church at 9:20 a.m. and Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Summer time means plenty of play time â€” so why not play with your food? Finding creative ways to enjoy healthy foods like watermelon is a great way to encourage the whole family to eat well â€” and have fun while doing it.
Here are three ways you can get the whole family in on some fun and healthy eating:
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced 225 Texas Guard and Reserve members nominated their employers for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The agency received 3,236 nominations nationwide. Receiving one of those nominations was Skeet's Texas Grill in Abilene. Skeet's is owned by Lindley "Skeet" Smith and family of Sweetwater. The Abilene Skeet's Texas Grill restaurant was nominated by Chase Wylie, a Texas Army National Guardsman.
Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently announced a series of culinary classes for the community.
The first class is a Demo class that will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. The class is only $10 a student with a limit of 30 students. Knife Skills will be taught during this class. Enjoy gourmet coffee and cookies while learning how to properly use a knife. Proper knife skills allow cooks to work much more proficiently, safer and cleaner. "Come learn how this is done from a professional chef," said Coby Baumann, Culinary Instructor at TSTC Sweetwater.
Emmanuel Fellowship Church announced the addition of a new team member to their staff. To help meet the needs of continued growth, Irene Escobar is filling the newly formed role of Associate Childrenâ€™s Pastor for the church. "Irene has been an essential part of the Emmanuel Fellowship Childrenâ€™s ministry for the past several years, serving as a classroom teacher and volunteer.Â Her faithful service has helped create the new ministry position she will now fill," said Pastor of Emmanuel Fellowship Church Eric vonAtzigen
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Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
Country Biggest Winner contest and to encourage those who are not entered in the contest, but want to get into shape, the Texas State Technical College Fitness Center will host an Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012. There will be a free workout for everyone. Also available will be a free Zumba session with Nick Alvarado at 5:30 p.m. There will be drawings every 30 minutes.
As part of the Big Country Biggest Winner contest, local Zumba instructor Isabel Beltran will offer free classes this week for those signed up in the Big Country Biggest Winner contest. Her classes are held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Classes also take place every other Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at SIS. Beltran is shown above leading a class in a Zumba workout routine during the Big Country Biggest Winner contest kick-off at the Sweetwater High School gym.