April 3rd, 2014

NCUW Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament set for May 17

April 3, 2014

The Nolan County United Way's Charles Roberson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The tournament will benefit Nolan County United Way's nine local agencies: Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, SNAP, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.
Pre-registration fees are $200 per team or $50 per individual. The cost to register at the tournament will be $240 and $55, respectively.

SISD teacher presented with Julia L. Young Award

April 3, 2014

Sharrie Lyon, certified teacher of the visually impaired, was presented with the Julia L. Young Award in Austin, Texas on March 28, 2014, by the Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. This prestigious award is in honor of Julia L. Young, who provided leadership in the development of the visually handicapped children’s program of the Texas commission for the Blind. This award is presented annually to an individual who has done outstanding work with visually impaired children in Texas.

Cub Scouts visit newspaper office

April 3, 2014

Third graders with the Bear Den Pack 146 toured the Sweetwater Reporter office to learn about the daily operations of the local newspaper.
Pictured are (in no particular order) Braxton Lopez, Will Dempsey, Paul Martinez, Trevor Lopez, Zain Jackson, Grant Rios, Jordan Gunter and Sydni Jackson. Their leader is Deb Swain.

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.

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