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May 16th, 2015
The National WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) World War II Museum Homecoming is set to begin Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon at Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
Museum Director Michael Ables expects at least 24 of the living WASPs to attend the ceremonies. About 140-150 of the 1,074 WASP program graduates are still alive.
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Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Wednesday, May 20. Meek Blood Center bloodmobiles will be at First Financial Bank and the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m.
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Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Baptist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, and Trinity Baptist Church.
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IntegraCare employees Shorie Henderson (center) and Jessica Whiteside (right) get ready to plant flowers in the courtyard at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Henderson and Whiteside have clients in their care residing at the facility. May 10-16 is National Nursing Home Week. Also pictured is Janice Boil, marketing director at Sweetwater Healthcare.
There's been no shortage of rain in the Big County this year. Unfortunately, there hasn't been significant precipitation where it matters most as far as Sweetwater and Nolan County residents are concerned â€” over key lakes and watersheds which the city draws its water from such as Oak Creek Reservoir.
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Future Sweetwater class of 2014-2015 members â€” made up of Sweetwater High School sophomores â€” graduated with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College this week. Future Sweetwater is a nine month program designed to provide information about municipal, county and state government and the responsibilities of leadership positions in an effort to create a pool of potential community leaders. It is offered to SHS sophomores annually.
Today we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 83. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 50 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Rain chances will be in the area throughout the entire weekend, with weekend highs in the middle 80s and lows in the low to mid 60s. Breezy winds on Saturday will decrease to around 5 mph by Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.
A jury of 12 found Jessie Lee Deboard, 30, guilty of possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine on Tuesday, then sentenced Deboard to two years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facility â€”Â the maximum punishment allowed for the crime â€” on Wednesday in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
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Members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Studio 6 Extended Stay, located at 501 NE Georgia. General Manager Rocky Bhatka is shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon.