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March 26th, 2013
Expect sunny skies today with a high near 61 and winds from the east at 5 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will come from the south.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 45. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association held its opening ceremonies on Saturday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The league includes teams in the 6-under, 8-under, 10-under, 12-under and 14-under age divisions. All of the players and their coaches were introduced to the crowd, and several games were played following the ceremonies.
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.
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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