April 3rd, 2014

FUMC to host community Bingo night

April 3, 2014

First United Methodist Church is hosting a community Bingo Night this Saturday, April 5, from 7-9 p.m. in their fellowship hall.
The event is free and open to everyone in the community, and they have many fun prizes they will be giving away for the winners.
There will be snacks and drinks, as well as some entertainment between the games. For more information, contact their front office at (325) 236-6617.

Safety first at Sweetwater His Kids Christian School

April 3, 2014

In preparation for tornado season, Sweetwater Christian School is practicing a bad weather drill in their safe room.
This is a uniquely designed room with 12-inch steel reinforced walls to provide a safe place for children and staff.

Local sports calendar

April 3, 2014

Blackwell teams will play at Robert Lee tournament.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls play second leg of District 4-3A tournament at Abilene’s Maxwell Golf Course (Wylie host team).
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.

Area track results

April 3, 2014

Varsity Boys
70 points (5th place)
100 — Johnathan Browning 2nd (10.96)
800 — Mark Lawrence 2nd (2:08.19)
400 relay — 2nd (44.08 — Mar-quees Jenkins, De’andre Gatson, Johnathan Browning, Isaiah McGee)
800 relay — 2nd (1:32.89 — same 4 runners)
High jump — Deshaun Williams 5th (5-10); Johnathan Browning 6th (5-10)
Long jump — Isaiah McGee 2nd (20-11); Johnathan Browning 3rd (19-9)
Triple jump — De’andre Gatson 4th (40-7)
Discus — Kaegan Jeffrey 6th (114-11 /2)
Varsity Girls
100 — Nisha Williams 2nd (12.76); Davina Walker 4th

Thursday's local weather outlook

April 3, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 82, with winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph. We'll have areas of blowing dust after noon, with increasing winds at 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could get as high as 45 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 42 and western winds at 20 to 30m ph. Winds will shift to the north at 10 to 20 mph in the evening, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
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April 2nd

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for ClearTalk Wireless

April 2, 2014

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at ClearTalk Wireless on Friday morning.
Wireless Consultant and store manager Ben Wilkinson cut the ribbon surrounded by his employees and the Red Coats (Ambassadors) of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

TNB hosting Financial Literacy Essay Contest

April 2, 2014

National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Texas National Bank recognizes the importance of financial literacy in the community and seeks to actively create a more secure financial future for the citizens of Nolan County.

Faith Lutheran makes donation to SFD

April 2, 2014

Members of Faith Lutheran Church, located at 1607 Josephine Street, have collected cases of bottled water and bottles of Gatorade and Powerade for the Sweetwater Fire Department.
Kathryn Pendergrass of Faith Lutheran church is pictured with Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden and two of his crew members, Zach Williams and Chad Worth.

Family FunFair set for April 9

April 2, 2014

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Ninth Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 9, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Jessie E. Young

April 2, 2014

Funeral services for Jessie E. Young, 83, of Breckenridge will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. His nephews Cooper Young and Wayne Brown will officiate. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Young died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Villa Haven Nursing Home in Breckenridge.
He was born Feb. 12, 1931 in Bailey County, Texas.

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