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January 21st

Local MLK day forecast

January 21, 2013

Expect cooler temperatures on your Martin Luther King Day forecast, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 39 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become southern winds.
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January 19th

Blotters for Jan. 17, 2013

January 19, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Jan. 17, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 2000 block of Chester.
• Theft — Coral Cove.
• Theft — 600 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Adolfo Gutierrez, 47 — Warrants.
• Raquel Sharrock, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 17, 2013.
Calls for service:
• Traffic hazard — I-20 MM 265 west bound.

Texas Farmers Union’s 111th Convention convenes in Abilene

January 19, 2013

Texas Farmers Union announces the 111th Convention January 25-26, 2013 at the MCM Elegante’ Hotel, 4250 Ridgemont, Abilene, Texas. The 2013 Convention will be dedicated in loving memory of Mel Cherry. Opening session of the convention will begin at 6 p.m. Friday the 25th preceded by committee meetings at 5:15 p.m. Friday evening’s session will include induction of a new Pioneer in Agriculture. The following reception will have plenty of food and feature entertainment by the 2012 “Rural American Idols” Clay Mobley, Kadie Robertson and Rusty Hines.

TNB awards good grades pay winners

January 19, 2013

Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with sixty-six students making the A-Honor Roll and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the third six seeks were Mark Lawrence (9th grade), Andria Golden (10th grade), Quentin Wetsel (11th grade), and Madeline Montgomery (12th grade).

$50K grant helps library preserve local history

January 19, 2013

Several entities are coming together to ensure that local history will be readily available in the years to come.
In a partnership with the Sweetwater Reporter and the Pioneer Museum, the County-City Library is working to digitize every edition of the local newspaper in order to be placed online. Becky Brock, the director of the library, was contacted by Ana Krahmer, the coordinator of the Digital Newspaper Program at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries, for this opportunity.

FFB hires Serrano

January 19, 2013

The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., has announced that Thea Serrano has joined First Financial as Assistant Vice President and Consumer Lender.
“Thea will be an outstanding addition to our lending team. Her hometown roots and local contacts will allow her to serve our market extremely well,” said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO of the Sweetwater region.

January 18th

RELIGION: Trinity Baptist Church begins new session of DivorceCare

January 18, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH

Miss Snake Charmer Pageant entries available

January 18, 2013

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.

The cranes have landed

January 18, 2013

At Santa Fe Lake in Sweetwater this week were a swoop of Sandhill Cranes. Hundreds of the birds could be seen in the water.
Sandhill Cranes breed from Siberia and Alaska east across Canada to the Hudson Bay and to western Ontario, with isolated populations in the Rocky Mountains, northern prairies, Great Lakes and in Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. They spend their winters in California, and from Arizona to Florida.
They prefer marshes, prairie ponds and marshy tundra. They are also found on prairies and grain fields during migration.

SISD encourages community to thank a school board member

January 18, 2013

Texans benefit every day from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by a group of more than 7,300 men and women in communities across the state. These local volunteers are elected by their constituents and receive no compensation for their work as public servants. These men and women are the school board members of Texas.
January is School Board Recognition Month and Sweetwater ISD will take this opportunity to thank these local leaders for devoting time to support public education and serve our local schools.

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