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April 5th, 2013
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites the public to join them on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express for their first youth night.Â Ministering will be the Aglow youth. Praise and worship will be led by Dallas McFaul. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. For more information, call 766-2245 or 338-8924.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Brownie Girl Scout Luz Cano will have the opportunity of a lifetime when she throws out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels game on Sunday, April 7.Â The lucky second grader from Blackwell was chosen out of thousands of girls from across the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council.
âLuz will turn eight on April 12, so this is a wonderful early birthday present,â said Norma Cano, Luzâs mom and troop co-leader.Â âWe are big baseball fans and this will be our first time attending a professional baseball game.â
Demolition of the McDonaldâs restaurant in Sweetwater began this week with the large playland toy coming down.
The new McDonald's is planning to have a new indoor toddler play area and games for children. The restaurant closed on March 31 and plans are to re-open in July or early August.
TSTC West Texas will be offering a new specialty certificate this fall, Downhole Tool Technician, pending approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Downhole Tool Technicians are in-demand locally due to the recent Cline Shale activity, as well as across Texas as shale operations continues to increase. According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, Texas today produces roughly 30% of the US natural gas and roughly 30% of US oil production. With the Cline Shale booming in West Texas, industry has expressed the need for qualified, trained technicians.
Dealing with loss can be difficult for anyone, but children can find it especially challenging. Hendrick Hospice Careâs Camp Courage offers a place of healing and hope for area children suffering a loss of a loved one through death, divorce or other painful transition. Registration is now open for the camp scheduled for Saturday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 4. The camp is offered for third through 12th graders and is held in Lueders.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 3, 2013.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
â˘ 2200 block of W. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 1000 block of E. 13th.
â˘ Forgery âÂ 200 block of E. Arizona.
â˘ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 1700 block of Hailey.
â˘ Graffiti âÂ 1600 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Billy Wade, 28 âÂ Theft.
â˘ Jan Hanten, 54 âÂ Criminal trespass.
Friday's forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 79 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 54. Winds will be from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect warm temperatures this weekend, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s. Winds will be around 15 mph, but could gust up to 30 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Get a full weekend preview now at weather.gov.
The West Texas Childrenâs Advocacy Center is fast approaching their Annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet. This year the banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex and will have a guest speaker. Each year the WTCAC hosts the Child Abuse Awareness Banquet in an effort to raise the funds needed to support child abuse victims in the counties of Nolan, Scurry Mitchell, Fisher and Borden.
The mission of West Texas Childrenâs Advocacy Center is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.
Members of Sweetwater's Woman's Forum were hard at work on Wednesday â which was Library Tag Day âÂ collecting money to be donated to the County-City Library.
The group collected close to $6,000 which will help fund the ebook program and summer reading programs this year. Donations can still be made to the library at 206 Elm Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556 or by calling 325-235-4978.
Shown is Woman's Forum member Lita McEachern flashing a sign from under her trench coat that reads, "Library Tag Day, Look Shocked, Don't Laugh! Just Donate, Thank U!"
The Workforce Solu-tions of West Central Texas Board recently recognized 13 regional child care providers at their regular board meeting as having achieved Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider status within the past year. A TRS Provider serves Texas Workforce Commission-subsidized children and voluntarily offers quality care that exceeds the State's Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards in areas such as health and safety, group size, child/staff ratios, caregiver training and age-appropriate curricula and activities.