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November 20th

Local Pee Wee team wins Superbowl

November 20, 2010

The undefeated Pee Wee Mustangs played at the Pee Wee Superbowl at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. They played against the Abilene Cowboys and won 46-24.

Girl Scouts celebrate Juliette Gordon Low

November 20, 2010

Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts was born on Oct. 31, 1860. Juliette, nicknamed Daisy, started the organization called “American Girl Guides” in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, when she invited 18 girls to become a part of a movement that would develop their self-reliance and resourcefulness. Now known as the Girl Scouts of USA over 2 million girls are now registered scouts. Girls all over the world celebrated her 150th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 31, with different activities.

November 19th

Tenaska donates to United Way

November 19, 2010

Tenaska, Inc., developer of the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center near Sweetwater, presented a $3,000 donation to Nolan County United Way.
"Tenaska is honored to have become a part of the Sweetwater and Nolan County communities," Lloyd Harris, Tenaska community representative said, in presenting the check to members of the Nolan County United Way's Board of Directors.
"As in all the locations — in Texas and nationwide — where Tenaska has generating facilities, we take pride in being a contributing and supportive member of the community," Harris said.

Taylor wins saddle at roping event

November 19, 2010

Rees Taylor was able to share the experience of winning his first saddle with his grandfather, Clint Byers by his side. Taylor began roping, at the age of 10 years old. For four years, he has won buckles, but never a saddle. At the age of 14, during the Christmas for Kids roping event, Taylor received his first saddle. Pictured above are Clint Byers and Rees Taylor being presented with their saddles.

November 18th

Christmas with Sarah

November 18, 2010

Christmas is coming early for Sarah, but she isn’t celebrating alone.
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Sweetwater is sponsoring Sarah Getto.
Getto is a singer,songwriter and musician, from Norman, Oklahoma.
Getto is more than a performer; she is an inspiration. She has been blind since birth, but it has not been a hindrance to the achievements in her life. At the age of three, she taught herself to play the piano and the fiddle, at age 10. Her music has been related to that of Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Anne Murray, Floyd Kramer and Karen Carpenter.

United Way and American Red Cross visit SIS

November 18, 2010

American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, which is completely funded through donations. It was originally founded in 1881, by Clara Barton and a group of acquaintances.
The Big Country Branch of the American Red Cross, located in Abilene, is part of the Nolan County United Way. Tim Cox, American Red Cross representative, spoke to the teachers at Sweetwater Intermediate School.
According to Cox, the main focus of the American Red Cross is preparedness. Winter months tend to see an increase in house fires. Many of those fires occur in older houses.

November 17th

Highland Heights helping Samaritans

November 17, 2010

Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the “Samaritan Hospitality House” located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the “House” provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. A field trip is scheduled Friday, November 19th, to deliver the collection. Congregational members are pictured above holding samples of collected items.

HOBY award winners announced

November 17, 2010

The winners of the HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) Award were announced last week, at Sweetwtaer High School. The winner was Mackensey Hayes and runner up was Madison Meneses. The winners were selected after submitting a 100-word essay on leadership. A selection committee narrowed down the top ten finalists, which then went through a questionare filled out by the SHS faculty.

November 16th

Local Fire Under Investigation

November 16, 2010

A suspicious fire was reported at 2:13 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 15 at 3901 FM-1230. The fire occurred at a ranch house, located southwest of Roscoe. The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene and enlisted the assistance of the Sweetwater Fire Department and Loraine Volunteer Fire Department. The call was reported by an oil field delivery driver, that was making her way to a large drilling rig location several miles up the road.
The brick, ranch house, which is located almost eight miles south of I-20, belonging to Mr. John H. Henley Jr., was declared a total loss.

East Ridge gets visit from SFD

November 16, 2010

The second grade classes at East Ridge Elementary had surprise visitors during P.E.  Several firemen came and played Capture the Flag, one of the students’ favorite games. The surprise visit was part of fire safety week. Students not only were able to enjoy fun and games with the fire department members, but they learned about fire safety, how to check fire detectors and other fire safety tips. Students and teachers of East Ridge extend their sincere thanks to members of the Sweetwater Fire Department.

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