Archive - 2014
A Bicycle Safety Rodeo will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, in the south east parking lot at the corner of 4th and Elm. Free helmets will be given as well as a chance to win a bike. Participants are asked to bring their own bicycle as they will not be provided in order for participation. This is a great opportunity for children to be able to learn bicycle safety by riding through obstacle courses. There will also be stations to check the bikes and provide air for tires or replace tubes if necessary. Another station will be set up to fingerprint children.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Advantage Office Supply, located at 1116 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
Cynthia â€śCindyâ€ť Ann Ortega passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. She was 41 years old.
Cindy is survived by her mother, Margie Ortega; and siblings, Lori Ortega Franco, Bill Ortega and Frank Ortega. She was a beloved aunt to Ali, Jackie and Frankie.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Ortega.
Cindy graduated from Texas State Technical College with a degree in Culinary Arts. She enjoyed cooking, baking and caring for her â€śpride and joy,â€ť her dog Harley. Cindy will be missed by numerous family members and friends.
A Lady Mustang Soft-ball Camp will be held June 9-12 at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex for students who have completed grades K-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35. Campers should be pre-registered.
The camp will instruct students in fielding, throwing and hitting drills. Send the camp fee and form to: Tony Heredia, 1515 Josephine St., Sweetwater, Texas 79556. For more information, call Heredia at (210) 478-1922.
Several young athletes from Nolan County are honing their skills at summer sports camps being held this week.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are holding basketball camps, and a baseball camp is being held at Sportsmanâ€™s Park.
The Major League (11-12) Rangers were the only local team to avoid elimination Monday in District 5 Little League tournament action,
The Rangers were a 10-9 winner over Wylieâ€™s Astros in their game at Wylie. The victory means Sweetwater will advance to face Clydeâ€™s Horned Frogs beginning at 8 p.m. today at Abileneâ€™s Cal Young Park, with the winner playing in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the same location.
If the Rangers win their next two games, they will play for the Major League title at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the title game also at Cal Young Park.
Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and south-southeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Peggy Maddox, Executive Director of Kids On the Land Program and Katherine Dickson of 69 Ranch, recently visited with Don Ludlum to accept a donation to support the Kids On the Land program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch at Maryneal, Texas.
This donation will support Kids On the Land days in September for Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell students. This program began four years ago and has expanded from fourth grade students to the fifth and this year third students will participate also.
The TSTC Culinary Institute has released the continuing education class schedule. These classes are open to the public. Please contact Cindy Brunett at 325.672.1590 or email@example.com. For more information, go to https://www.tstc.edu/westtexasce/culinaryce.
â€˘ June 12 â€” 6-9 p.m. Cost is $35 New/Sweet Beginnings (Part 3 of 3 part series) â€” Chef Kayleen Quick and easy desserts.
â€˘ June 26 â€” 6-9 p.m. Salt of the Earth â€” Chef Brin Using natural seasonings from the earth and not all the salt.
The Sweetwater FFA Career Development Teams that qualified for state were presented with a resolution at the May meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Shown are (back row, left to right) teacher Cory Rains, Jay Lomas, Cody Chapman, Kensi Chowning, Tyler Woofter, Morgan Whitley, Kolleen Martin, Trey Harvey, Colton Scott, Marc Butler, Alyssa Soles, J.P. Poe; (front row, L to R) Stephen May, Lauren Jones, Leah Warren, Morgan Browning, Jeanne Chapman and Sweetwater High School principal Stacy Jones.