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September 24th, 2012

Nerd Day at SHS

September 24, 2012

Sweetwater High School students showed their spirit on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, by dressing up for Nerd Day, last Friday’s pep rally theme.
Shown left are Sweetwater High School seniors Sage Nelson, Claire Boswell and Marissa Rameriz.

Memorial rodeo honors two teens lost in well accident

September 24, 2012

It was a weekend of celebrating at the Nolan County Coliseum.
"Everybody knew them and loved them," said Karen Reeves, Nick Walker's mom.
Nick Walker and Jeremy Claxton died in a well accident in April. Though months later, the community has come together to help out as much as they can.
"It means a lot just having everyone come and remember him and know that they're all still loving him and missing him," Karen explained.
And the memorial for the two boys was simply fitting.

Monday's weather for Sweetwater

September 24, 2012

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 64, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 22nd

Local bank pays it first

September 22, 2012

First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has been paying it forward by showing kindness and encouraging others to do the same and pass on the kindness to others. FFB has their own motto, "Pay It First."

Chamber Banquet tickets available

September 22, 2012

Eric vonAtzigen is shown purchasing tickets for the 48th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet from Tina Browning. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased a the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway.

Chamber president reflects on past year

September 22, 2012

By Belinda Serrano
Staff Writer

In looking back over his past year as Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President, Rodney Foster has come to realize that life truly is sweet in Sweetwater.
In contrast to the national economy, Foster says that Sweetwater has been a fortunate community in which to live, with a varied economic foundation that enables the city to thrive.
"A diverse economic base combined with our greatest attribute--great people, allows our community to enjoy a great reputation for raising a family," said Foster.

J.P. Cowen hosts special lunch

September 22, 2012

Many grandparents, parents, other family members and friends visited students at a special Grandparents Lunch at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Shown are Tyler Ramirez and his grandmother, Juanita Jimenez.

Blotters for Sept. 20, 2012

September 22, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Sept. 20, 2012.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2200 block of Robert Lee.

Calls for service:
• Duty on striking fixture — 800 block of E. Alabama.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Mustang Drive.
• Assault — 100 block of W. Avenue C.
• Assault — 1500 block of Cypress.
• Retaliation — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Fraud — 100 block of W. Avenue B.

Arrested by SPD:
• Richard Sande, 25 — Family violence assault.

September 21st

RELIGION: Highland Heights outreach ministry emphasizing Gateway Family Services

September 21, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Sweetwater Bow Hunters hosting 3D archery shoot

September 21, 2012

The Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association will have their 3D Archery Shoot Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lake Trammell. The public is welcome to join in the event and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The $10 shooting fee covers both days and military and youth shoot free (youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Sign-in will be at the outdoor archery range, across the road from the lake house. Follow the dirt road next to the fish mail box to the archery range. There will be 25 targets at the hunting ranges plus one optional prize shot.

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