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September 24th, 2012
At the Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Awards Banquet held Sept. 22, 2012, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Eddy Gossett, along with U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Albert Rodriguez, presented a flag flown on the battlefield in Afghanistan to the outgoing and incoming presidents of the Jaycee and Rooster organizations.
Staff Sgt. Gossett and Lance Corporal Rodriguez are both Sweetwater natives andÂ recently returned from deployment.
â€śAWAKENâ€ť(from Ephesians 3:14-21) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2012, the annual global day of student prayer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 a.m. at schools across the United States.
This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas in 1990. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and city.
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.