The Women of First Presbyterian Church Sweetwater made and donated plastic mats to the County-City Library. The mats are made out of plastic bags. The bags are cut and rolled into â€śplarnâ€ť plastic yarn and crocheted into mats. They began the project making mats for the homeless, but wanted to give locally. The mats will be used for the libraryâ€™s story times. â€śWe are very grateful for them thinking of an giving to the library,â€ť said Becky Brock.
Pictured on one of the mats during a magic show at the library are Monica Valdez and her sons, Mason and Roman.
Six students from Highland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school.Â Members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Students inducted were Brenden Huckabee (Jr), Brianne O'Ryan (Jr), Jordan Rowan (Sr), Putri Soedarsono (Jr), Lora Stewart (Jr) and Julia Tibbit (Jr).
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued nine citations and made four arrests on June 6, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of E. Texas.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 900 block of James.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 1200 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Julio Cuellar, 36 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Kari Southern, 34 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Delores Williams, 21 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Gilbert Jordan, 29 â€” Warrant.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Major League Dâ€™backs are celebrating after defeating the Snyder Braves 9-7 at their District 5 tournament this week. The team also beat the Jim Ned Rangers in their next game to reach the quarterfinals before losing to Abilene Dixieâ€™s Mets, 5-4, at Abilene Northern on Thursday.
Shown is Sweetwaterâ€™s Kobe Clark being congratulated after a home run. Despite losing to Dixie, the Dâ€™backs are in the tournament semifinals after being chosen as the Major Leagueâ€™s wild card team. They will play again against Wylieâ€™s Rangers at 8 p.m. today at Abilene Northern.