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August 15th, 2014
Avondale Baptist Church
We invite you to join us at Avondale Baptist Church. We have Sunday school for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Our Sunday worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service is an old fashion prayer meeting where we do nothing but pray for our community, church, nation and world. Avondale Baptist Church meets at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held their annual New Teacher Luncheon on Thursday at The Center at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
The new teachers were welcomed by Chamber President Zollie Steakley, who made some remarks along with Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman. Twenty-five new teachers were introduced at the gathering.
Three of the new teachers will teach at TSTC: Shannon Weir, Jerry Johnson and Joe Lucas. Within Sweetwater ISD, J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will welcome Stephanie Harrell and Salvador Barrego.
For those in the community who are looking for a great way to close out the summer, Emmanuel Fellowship Church of Sweetwater invites you to an evening of worship with â€śClovertonâ€ť this Sunday at 7 p.m.
Tonight, August 15, Maryneal Baptist Church will be having revival services through Sunday the 17th featuring Billy Oliver with music by Randy and Vicki Hanes.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday's schedule will be 10 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for morning worship, 12 noon for a lunch at the Community Center and a final service for 6 p.m.
On Saturday, the clothes closet at First United Methodist Church, located at 309 Cedar, will be open from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Clothes are free to anyone in need.
Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph.
We'll see partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we should expect highs in the mid to upper 90s. Winds will mainly come from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and starting on Saturday afternoon, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain in the area through Sunday evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Nolan County has been virtually recession proof. As most of the nation has struggled to recover from the worst economic downturn in more than 75 years, Sweetwater and surrounding areas has remained a bastion of employment.
In fact, Ken Becker, executive director at Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), estimates the percentage of Nolan County residents out of work to be just over four percent â€” lower than the state of Texas and the U.S. averages.
The Sweetwater Fire Department has promoted from within a new assistant fire chief. Lance Campbell was officially named to the position Tuesday by Chief Grant Madden.
Campbell, a 15-year veteran of the department, passed the required promotional exams and met the criteria. Madden believes he will be a good successor to former assistant chief Chris Kiser.
"Lance was hired on right after I was," Madden said. "I've worked with him my entire career. I know he has great leadership skills, we just haven't had a chance to see them yet."
It takes a team effort get the daily newspaper constructed, published and delivered. And the youngest member of the Sweetwater Reporter family is ten-year-old Christian Reid.
Reid is a newspaper carrier whose route is on the northeast side of Sweetwater. The route is under his mother's name, Jennifer Gardner, who was recently named the Sweetwater Reporter's "Readers' Choice" winner for Best Newspaper Carrier.
Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The public is invited to participate in a local Color Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. starting and ending at TSTC Sweetwater Campus. "This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker â€” it's your city's brightest 5k run/walk," said event organizers. "The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners and people of all ages, shapes and sizes."