Archive - 2014

June 5th

Two youth car wash fundraisers this weekend

June 5, 2014

On Saturday June 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the First United Methodist Church youth group will be hosting a car wash at Mustang Car Wash on Hailey Street.
The automatic car wash will be open and the youth will be waiting on the other side to dry, vacuum and detail cars as needed. All proceeds will go to help support their mission trip this summer to Albuquerque, where they will be working with a local cancer center.

Advantage hosts Chamber Coffee

June 5, 2014

Advantage Office Supply, located at 1116 E. Broadway in Sweetwater, was the host of this month’s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event.
Many Chamber members enjoyed refreshments while networking at the event. Door prizes were also given away.

Lone Star Ag Credit welcomes loan officer Jason Jones to local office

June 5, 2014

Lone Star Ag Credit is pleased to announce that Jason Jones recently returned to Lone Star Ag Credit as a loan officer in the Sweetwater office. 
Jones brings more than eight years of Farm Credit lending experience to the cooperative. He has extensive knowledge of financing both rural real estate and the production needs of farmers and ranchers. A native of Nolan County, Jones grew up south of Sweetwater in the community of Nolan, where he still resides and farms cotton on a part-time basis. 

Groundwater conservation discussed at Lions Club meeting

June 5, 2014

At Tuesday's weekly meeting of the Sweetwater Lions Club, a presentation was given by club member Dale Adams.
Adams has been the manager of the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District for five years. He also serves as board member of the Texas Groundwater Management Association for Region 7 and the Brazos Regional G Water Planning Group within the Texas Water Development Board.
Additionally, Adams has obtained a Texas Water Law Certificate, in which yearly continuing education is required.

Rangers in finals

June 5, 2014

ABILENE — Sweetwater’s Rangers took advantage of two critical mistakes by Abilene Eastern’s Braves to score the go-ahead fifth-inning run Wednesday in the teams’ District 5 Major League (11-12) semifinal.
Then Reese Hayes retired the last six hitters in order to complete a 6-5 win for the Rangers that sent them into the title game at 7 p.m. today. Hayes’ twin brother, Rylan, scored the go-ahead run for the Rangers following a passed ball and a throwing error that went over the third baseman’s head by Eastern’s catcher in the top of the fifth inning.

Local forecast for Thursday

June 5, 2014

Today will be very hot with a high around 100. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph.
Expect generally clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

June 4th

NIE program reaches local students

June 4, 2014

A community paper like the Sweetwater Reporter becomes part of the lives of those in the cities reached. Every family collects clippings of times when their children, extended family or loved ones are featured on a story or a photograph. This is what the Sweetwater Reporter strives to provide.

Church donates to SNAP

June 4, 2014

Faith Lutheran Church, located at 1607 Josephine Street, is sharing its Lenten services donations with the Senior Nutrition Activities Program, or SNAP.
Kathryn Pendergrass, a member of Faith Lutheran, is shown presented a check for $575 to Janet Petty, SNAP secretary, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
"On behalf of SNAP staff and participants, we would like to thank the members of Faith Lutheran Church who made this donation possible."

Texas 4000 stops in Sweetwater

June 4, 2014

Pictured are members of the Texas 4000, an organization made up of students from the University of Texas in Austin.
Founded in 2004, Texas 4000 is a way to continue the fight against cancer by raising funds for cancer research; sharing hope, knowledge and charity through the continent; and their creation of the longest charity bicycle ride in the world from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. The cyclists start the journey together from Austin, but split up into three routes on Day 2 of their 70-day ride.

Free fishing on June 7

June 4, 2014

Saturday, June 7 is an especially great day to go fishing in Texas because it's Free Fishing Day, according to the Texas parks and Wildlife Department.
While fishing is always free in Texas State Parks, on the first Saturday in June you can fish without a fishing license in any public water body in Texas.
Find out more about where and how to fish at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/wheretofish/.

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