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May 14th, 2012

Man jumps from bridge

May 14, 2012

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at approximately 10:28 p.m. officers of the Sweetwater Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of Lamar Street in Sweetwater in reference to a male subject who appeared to have jumped off of the bridge that serves as an overpass to Interstate 20 crossing Lamar Street. The top of the bridge is approximately 20 feet above the ground.
The male was identified as a hispanic resident of Sweetwater and it appeared that he suffered a broken left arm. Sweetwater EMS arrived on the scene and the patient was flown to an area hospital via helicopter.

Dowdy named East Ridge Teacher of the Year

May 14, 2012

LeAnn Dowdy was recently announced as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
She is a second grade teacher at the school and has been with the district for two years. Dowdy has been teaching for a total of fifteen years; she earned her Bachelor of Science degree through Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Nolan and Scurry Counties celebrate 10th anniversary of overnight Relay event

May 14, 2012

Teams of Nolan and Scurry County residents will gather at the Sweetwater High Track and Field on May 18, at 7 p.m. for an overnight Relay against cancer. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the Relay in Sweetwater. Both Nolan and Scurry County survivors, caregivers and all who wants to fight back against cancer are invited to join the Sweetwater event this year.

Mustang Band named Grand Champion of Dallas competition

May 14, 2012

The Sweetwater High School Band recently participated in the Director’s Choice Music Festival in Dallas. They played their three competition pieces from the recent UIL contest in Abilene. The Mustangs earned a superior rating from all three judges, along with a “Best in Class” trophy and a “Best High School Band of the Contest” trophy. Sweetwater outscored a Texas 5A school in order to win their final trophy.

May 12th

Leadership Sweetwater Class of 2012 graduates

May 12, 2012

The 2011-2012 Leadership Sweetwater class graduated and participated in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Texas State Technical College.

Blackwell FCCLA competes at State

May 12, 2012

Shown are this year's Blackwell FCCLA State Competitors including Summer Mull, Adriana Rodriguez, Hailey Bennett, Krista Clower, BreAnne Richardson, Jaina Robison, Hannah Coffman and Brian Mink.

Last week of Big Country Biggest Winner — Who will win?

May 12, 2012

Monday, May 14, will be the last day of the Big Country Biggest Winner contest. All persons still in the contest must be weighed by Monday and have the weight reported that same Monday. No wights we be taken after that. To wrap-up this contest the originator and one of the sponsors Nolan County Medical Reserve Corps and the other sponsors Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, The Sweetwater Reporter and Texas State Technical College will have an award ceremony at Newman Park Pavilion on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.

SHS graduate named Nurse of the Year

May 12, 2012

Lubbock Heart Hospital announced that Kristen Martin, BSN, RN, Cardiac Critical Care Unit Charge Nurse, was named the 2012 Nurse of the Year.
Kristen is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and she received her BSN degree from the Texas Tech School of Nursing in 2003. She started her nursing career at Lubbock Heart Hospital in 2006.
“I am so honored to receive the LHH Nurse of the Year Award. I would like to thank my team members in CCCU and those who nominated me,” Kristen stated.

Local churches planning Mother’s Day services

May 12, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church family we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We want to wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day. We will honor our mothers this Sunday morning and we will cancel the evening service so that families may spend the evening together.

From the family farm to the family table

May 12, 2012

Garlicky Beef Kabobs
By Shana Beattie
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinade time
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
2 pounds beef sirloin

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