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March 25th, 2013
At Thursday evening's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, approval was given to cancel the upcoming school board election as the three candidates were uncontested.
The election, which would have been held on Saturday, May 11, would have been for seats for Districts 1, 2 and 5 on the board.
As a result, Genevieve Mayes and Becky Jimenez will continue to serve in their respective districts of 1 and 2, while Jennifer Cherry will now serve in District 5. Cherry will be replacing Nancy Johnson on the board, who chose not to run for re-election.
Some local children will be missing their favorite eating establishment for a few months beginning on Easter Sunday, March 31, when the local McDonald's will close for renovations.
According to manager Lia Martinez, the restaurant is scheduled to re-open in July or early August.
The entire establishment will be knocked down and totally rebuilt, boasting a bigger restaurant and a double-lane drive-thru for customers on the go. The playground is expected to be smaller, but will have more activities, according to Martinez.
Even though the spring season is officially here...it's cold today!
Monday's high will be 49 with sunny skies and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 32 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
What's the full weekly weather look like? Visit weather.gov to learn more.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of W. 9th.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jerry McQueen, 71 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Mar. 21, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Xavier Rene Limones, 21, of Sweetwater â€”Â Judgment.
A campus report on East Ridge Elementary was given during Thursday night's SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting. Principal Vicki Mayberry was accompanied by several students who discussed various programs used by the second and third graders on campus.
Joseph Milner and Kialyn Walton, both second graders, began the presentation with Imagine Learning lab, a utilized station which deals with fluency, reading and comprehension.
Student success was celebrated at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, as resolutions were presented for a variety of achievements.
Among the recipients were SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) sixth grader Kara Lehnert, who was honored for attaining the top honor at the 2013 Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee.
As a result, Lehnert will take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition held in Washington, D.C. this May. The last time Sweetwater was represented at the national event was when Alex Musgrove competed in 1994.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, a burglary was reported to the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office. It was reported that sometime between Sunday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 5, 2013 unknown person(s) entered a barn located in the North West part of Nolan County and took several firearms and saddles.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case. Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 325-235-TIPS (8477).
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In John 11 we read of the death of Lazarus and how Martha and Mary were standing at the tomb mourning the death of their brother. Christ arrives and Mary says, â€śLord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.â€ť This troubled Christ and he wept. He wept, not over the death of Lazarus for he knew what was about to happen, but for the unbelief of the people. Later Martha and Christ are at the tomb, and she expresses her belief in the resurrection. Christ takes a moment to move that belief from doctrinal to personal when he says, â€śI am the resurrection.â€ť
A live music performance will be held this weekend at the Texas Theatre featuring a solo performance by Kenny Maines of Lubbock. Born in Lubbock, to James and Edith Maines, Kenny was the third of a total of five siblings in the Mainesâ€™ household. Music was a major part of most family gatherings and that tradition continues today. James Maines, along with his older brother, Raymond or â€śSonnyâ€ť and younger brother, Wayne formed the original Maines Brothers Band in the late 1950s.
At the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) golf tournament tomorrow, participants will take part in a hobby they enjoy as they remember a dear friend who, for many years, joined them at the Sweetwater Country Club on many occasions.
This year's golf tournament/fundraiser is being held in honor of the late Charles Roberson, a former board member of the NCUW who passed away in July 2012 at the age of 85.
Roberson served on the NCUW board for over ten years. For three of those years, he worked alongside Lonna Walker, a past NCUW board member.