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February 5th, 2013
Home fires, floods, wildfires and tornadoes are just a few of the disasters the American Red Cross responds to each and every day, but the Red Cross can't be there without volunteers. With severe weather season fast approaching, the American Red Cross is issuing a community-wide appeal for new volunteers to become trained and ready to respond should a disaster occur in the community.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Roscoe State Bank located at 209 Cedar in Sweetwater.
Roscoe State Bank is owned by President/CEO John Jay. The Sweetwater branch President is John Davis.
Roscoe State Bank, established in 1906, offers a variety of banking products, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposits, individual retirement accounts and personal and commercial loans. Roscoe State Bank serves Sweetwater, Roscoe and the surrounding areas.
The bank was named Business of the Year in 2012.
The Lady Mustang Seniors will play their last home game of the season in the Sweetwater High School Gym tonight against Wylie.
Shown are (from left to right) Kendra Crosson, Janell Walker, Suede Shirley, Shelby Cason, Elise Lawrence, Kathleen Campbell and Kelsi Crosson.
The Sweetwater DECA chapter recently competed at District Competition inÂ San Angelo. DECA is a Professional Business Organization for students to demonstrate their skills in different business categories.
Shown are (back row) Shawn Campbell, Luther Garcia, James Clift, (second to back) Mason Andrews, Chris Gonzalez, Michael Hazard, Kayla Chowning, Arturo Lomas, Jeremy Witt, Thomas Whittenburg, (second to front) Rachel Gray, Micaela Reschman, Brynn Torres, Jenny Medellin, Isaiah Hernandez, Johnny Browning, (front row) Abby McPherson, Caroline Brennan, Maddie Jones and Stephen Le.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 146 calls for service, issued 20 citation and made nine arrests from Feb. 1-3, 2013.
The SPD received 58, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 900 block of W. Colorado.
â€¢ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€”Â 1100 block of Ash.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1200 block of W. Arkansas.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Family violence assault/violate protective order â€”Â 900 block of Hillside.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Codi Keller, 34 â€” Warrant.
Be on the lookout for warm temperatures today, with a high near 74 and sunny skies. Winds from the southwest around 5 mph will become southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 46, and southeastern winds around 5 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwater Independent School District announced the students that will be representing the school district in the Regional Spelling Bee at Odessa College on Feb. 23.
Fifth grader at Sweetwater Intermediate School Collin Stafford, 11, will be one of those representatives. He is the son of Wes and Tammi Stafford. His hobbies are reading, basketball and football. The school bee coordinator is Melissa Howard.
Ken Becker, Executive Director of the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, was honored with the position of Chairman of the Board for the 2012-2013 program year. The gavel was passed at the 2012 High Ground of Texas Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting was held in Lubbock on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) recently received their scores from the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test, in which the district fared well in their tests for third through eighth grade students.
Out of the seventeen tests administered, Sweetwater ISD beat the state average in thirteen of those tests.
Two tests--4th grade writing and 7th grade reading--both came in 3% over the state's passing rate--at 74% and 79%, respectively. However, the other eleven tests saw averages anywhere from six to eighteen percent higher than the state passing rate.
On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.