Archive - 2010 - News Article
Christmas is coming early for Sarah, but she isnâ€™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.
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.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the â€śSamaritan Hospitality Houseâ€ť located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the â€śHouseâ€ť 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.
The winners of the HOBY (Hugh Oâ€™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.
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.
The second grade classes at East Ridge Elementary had surprise visitors during P.E. Â Several firemen came and played Capture the Flag, one of the studentsâ€™ 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.
Future Sweetwater students were on hand to hear city staff has declare eight properties in the city limits as urban nuisances.
If you have been wanting to stop smoking, Thursday, Nov. 18 is your day to do just that. Millions of people across the nation will take part in the Great American Smokeout, a day where tobacco users are encouraged to go 24 hours without smoking a cigarette.
BIG SPRING â€“ Big Spring State Hospital patients need outfits to keep themselves warm during the cool fall weather and the approaching winter season.
Jackets, coats, jeans and menâ€™s shoes are the biggest need right now, said Melissa Adams, Big Spring State Hospital Program Coordinator.Â
Big Spring State Hospital patients often arrive at the hospital with one set of clothing. The hospital depends on the community for donations of gently worn clothing for the patients, Adams said.
East Ridge Elementary and Sweetwater ISD show their support for a worthwhile local program that helps provide food and toys to needy families during the holiday seasonÂ in Nolan County.Â Sweetwater Goodfellows food and toy drop boxes have been placed at schools and various businesses around Sweetwater.Â Starting Monday, Nov. 15, East Ridge ElementaryÂ will be sending out aÂ challengeÂ to it'sÂ students to bring in 100 or more food or toys items to be placed in the Goodfellows drop box. For every 100 items the students and faculty bring in a special treat will be provided.