Archive - Jun 2014 - News Article
Celebrate Independence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
First Baptist Church hosted Vacation Bible School this past week. They used "Agency D3" (Discover, Decide, Defend) curriculum from Lifeway and raised money for missions.
They raised $483 â€” enough money to send clean water to a village and a goat to a family through Heifer International. As a reward for the fund raising effort, Lisa Eaker kissed a goat, Renee Ross took a pie to the face and Tique Hamilton shaved his beard (shown).
An early morning fire that began around 5 a.m. on Monday engulfed a home near Fifteenth and Vine Streets in Sweetwater.
The house was a total loss and was caused by an electrical problem with an air conditioning unit that was in a front window of the home. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.
Shown are members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD), Amber Wingo and Jessica Parks, presenting a check to SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) Director Tonya Challis. Also pictured are (left to right) Pete Crain, Bill Conger, Wes Barns and Johnie Bailey.
Proceeds from the Oh Snap! Summer Slam, the most recent DHRD home game, went to the SNAP and Meals on Wheels Program.
"We really appreciate the donation," said Challis.
Forms for Jump Rope Camp are due today, June 30. The camp will be held August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth.
Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon, and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the 3rd Annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library today at 1:30 p.m.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently co-hosted the Governorâ€™s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governorâ€™s Office.
Two local girls, Ayezha DeLeon (left) and Marissa Johnson (right), both 10 years-old, set up a stand to sell pickles and lemonade with the help of DeLeonâ€™s mother, Diane Little. The girls wanted to raise money to help with funeral expenses for the Berry Family, who recently lost their family member, Michael Berry. Johnson said that he was a friend and he â€śwas like a family member to us.â€ť
The girls started making the stand around 6:30 a.m. on Friday and set up shortly after on Hiawatha Street. By about 4:30 p.m. they had raised about $75.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will be hosting a spaghetti dinner with entertainment for $7 on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly Fellowship Hall, located at 412 Newman Street. Place your order by calling Minnie at 338-8924; Linda at 338-7844; or Stefanie at 514-9526.
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Sweetwater resident 50-year-old Michael Berry will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend as many are mourning his death after an hours-long standoff took place in Sweetwater on Thursday.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda confirmed that 50-year-old Michael Berry was shot and killed by officers after Berry fired shots at them.