Archive - Sep 12, 2013 - News Article
One month from today, on Saturday, Oct. 12, the 2013 Relay for Life will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
There are several events to look forward to at this year's Relay, including a Car and Bike Show and the Relay Fun Day. Teams will also be able to enjoy games, activities and food booths.
At 5 p.m. on Relay day, a Survivors' Meal will be held, with the meal donated by Skeet's Texas Grill. All survivors will eat for free.
Peggy Maddox, Executive Director of Kids On the Land Program and Katherine Dickson of 69 Ranch, recently visited Michael Jimenez of Infigen Energy to accept a donation to support the Kids On the Land program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch at Maryneal, Texas.
Infigen Energy, a renewable energy business specialist, operates Sweetwater Wind Farm 4 and 5. The company believes community relationships are very important. They actively support local communities and schools. This donation will support Kids On the Land days in September for Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell fourth and fifth grades.
During Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, several reappointments were approved.
Billy Whisenant and Arthur Maberry will continue to serve as SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board directors, after being the sole nominees for the position by the commissioners. Both men had expressed willingness in continuing to serve, and their three-year terms will start on October 1 this year and run through September 30, 2016.
A back-to-school pep rally took place recently at East Ridge Elementary School, getting students fired up for the new year.
The theme of the pep rally was â€śMarvel Muscles, Marvel Mindsâ€ť and special guest Spider-Man made an appearance at the event, leading students in a Zumba session. Students are shown spelling â€śEast Ridgeâ€ť during a cheer at the pep rally.
See more photos on Page 10 of today's edition.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-southeast in the afternoon. After 1 p.m., we'll see a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms come into the area.
Those chances will drop down to 10% tonight. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy conditions with a low around 70. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.