April 6th, 2015
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park on Saturday morning. Many children enjoyed collecting plastic eggs filled with treats.
Highland junior Kailee Hall will be heading to Waco later this month to tackle the topic of bullying. In Highland's small school, bullying isn't prevalent, but it can happen anywhere.
A speech about bullying, which was prepared by Hall, will be presented to a panel of three judges representing the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT). Hall is the lone state finalist from Highland and advanced to state by winning her grade at the regional competition in Abilene last month.
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After three years in business, an area pet sitting company is extending its services to Nolan County.
Whiskers âNâ Wags, located at 5450 CR 161 in Colorado City, has served Mitchell and Scurry counties with professional pet sitting and in-home boarding. Owner Rebecca Corbell not only cares for dogs and cats, but other pets like reptiles, birds, farm animals, and exotics.
All events are subject to change
MONDAY, APRIL 6
Sweetwater JV White will host Big Spring, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the final leg of District 2-4A tournament in Big Spring.
Blackwell varsity teams play at district tournament in San Angelo.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will play at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity teams play in district tournament at Big Spring.
Roscoe junior high teams host district meet.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
District golf will wrap up for both Sweetwater and Blackwell starting Monday, and many other area sports teams will see district action this week as well as they try to advance to the next level.
On Monday and Tuesday, Sweetwaterâs tennis teams go to Big Spring for their district event, and Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland track athletes at the middle school level will also have their district meets this week.
Also, Sweetwaterâs baseball and softball teams will both be involved in key district games this week.
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See varsity track results for Sweetwater and Roscoe at Colorado Cityâs meet on Thursday and Highland's results from their track meet in our weekend edition or subscribe to our E-Edition!
When Kellse Cornett and Cheyanna Petty arrived at the University of Texas in Austin for the state debate finals in March, they weren't unnerved.
The Highland High School sophomores were used to debating above their University Interscholastic League (UIL) designated 1A class. There aren't many Class 1A schools in the area that even have a debate squad, so in order to compete, Cornett and Petty â along with sophomore team Dylan Miles and Emily Hamilton and seniors Taylar Hammond and Kevin Pantoja â regularly squared off in matches of verbal wit with 3A, 4A and even 5A schools.
A book signing for Blackwell native Charlene âBettyâ Coleâs book, âHow Long Will the Pain Last?: Every Bereaved Parent Wants to Knowâ, will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
At the come-and-go event, she will briefly talk about her book and answer any questions attendees may have.
âThough this book was written for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings,â Cole explained, âit is also for anyone suffering the pangs of grief after the death of a significant love.â
Churches featured in this week's Religion section are: Ranchhouse Fellowship Cowboy Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Assembly of God, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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Hard work has paid for Caroline Brennan. The 18-year-old Sweetwater High School senior has been showing livestock since the third grade. During her last run as a student steer handler, Brennan accrued several championships.
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