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The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Museum will host the 9th Annual WASP Homecoming this Saturday, May 25, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater. Along with the 18 WASP in attendance will be Julia Wood, a modern day WASP in her own right. Wood began flying in 1981 while still a freshman in high school in St. Paul, Minn., earning her private pilot license at the age of 17. Since graduating high school, Julia has earned a BS in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, she has piloted a variety of aircraft including Boeing 727s and she has logged more than 15,000 total flying hours.
The automatic spending cuts enacted by the federal government--known as sequestration--began earlier this year, in which Head Start programs across the nation were impacted. And during the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, Superintendent Terry Pittman addressed the local program as part of his monthly report.
With an almost 6% budget cut, Sweetwater ISD is a big part of the Head Start/Early Head Start program within Region 14. As a result of the losses, employees from Region 14 will be helping with various local duties.
Maj. Caroline Jensen, 36, is in her first season with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, âThunderbirds,â and flies the No. 3 jet as the teamâs Right Wing. She will be the featured speaker at the WASP Homecoming luncheon at Texas State Technical College on Saturday.
Expect partly sunny skies with a high near 85. Winds will be from the southeast around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 30% chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible.
Tonight, our precipitation chances increase to 40%, but we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 67. winds will remain from the southeast at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Rain chances will decrease to 20% on Saturday, but expect highs this weekend between the mid-80s and low 90s. Lows will be in the mid-60s, and winds will be moderate with gusts up to 30 mph.
East Ride Elementary third graders and their families were evacuated to the downstairs portion of Sweetwater High School in the middle of the end of year third grade play that began at 6 p.m. this evening, due to severe weather conditions developing in the area. The students were released at about 7 p.m. when weather began to move west and all students were accounter for by their teachers. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Nolan County.
Texas State Technical College will host six summer camps the week of June 3-6, for students entering the fourth through seventh grades. Each camp will be a half-day session for four days.
Participants may choose morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. All camps will work closely with the STEM mind set of teaching science, technology, engineering and math.
Lunch is included in the full-day session. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bags. TSTC Sweetwaterâs Student Center will be the location for drop-off and pick-up.
Basic Robotics (9 a.m. to noon):
A reception was held at the Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) on Monday morning to honor reserve officer Willie James, who retired after 21 years of service with the SPD.
Although born in Oklahoma, James has lived in Sweetwater. He began his work in law enforcement in 1985 when he was sworn in as a reserve officer in Odessa. After serving in Ector County for four years, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Come deep into the Amazon Rainforest as the kids go on expedition with the One True God at Avondale Baptist Church's Club VBS: Jungle Jaunt.
Avondale Baptist Church invites all children age five years through grade five for their annual Club VBS. The kids will jaunt through adventure-filled Bible stories, create cool rainforest crafts, enjoy rainforest rations and ride the recreation rapids.
At the ninth annual WASP Homecoming on Saturday, the National WASP WWII Museum will host one of the most historically significant aircraft of World War II. Douglas C-47 Skytrain, U. S. Army Air Force Serial No. 42-32832, will grace the sky above Avenger Field and later be available for inspection outside the WASP Museum Hangar. Alongside the Skytrain will be a number of Stearman and Fairchild World War II primary trainers as well as the famous North American AT-6 âTexanâ advanced trainer.
Today, expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we have a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms; otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68 and winds from the southeast at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could be up to 35 mph, but after midnight winds will decrease to 15 to 20 mph.
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