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September 24th, 2012
In the midst of their technological transition, Sweetwater Middle School is making even more headway by announcing a wide range of electives classes to be offered at all grade levels.
Starting on Monday, September 24, the elective classes will take the place during the regular tutorial hour--fifth period, with the mindset of learning more about students' "unique experiences, interests and learning styles" in order to "guide, support and motivate" them.
Sweetwater High School students showed their spirit on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, by dressing up for Nerd Day, last Fridayâ€™s pep rally theme.
Shown left are Sweetwater High School seniors Sage Nelson, Claire Boswell and Marissa Rameriz.
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.
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.
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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."
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.
By Belinda Serrano
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.
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.
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.
â€˘ 2200 block of Robert Lee.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Duty on striking fixture â€”Â 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Mustang Drive.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 100 block of W. Avenue C.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1500 block of Cypress.
â€˘ Retaliation â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â 100 block of W. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Richard Sande, 25 â€” Family violence assault.
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.