June 20th, 2014
The Kid Scoop page, a weekly feature of the Sweetwater Reporter, is a child-friendly tool that teaches kids about English, science, history and other subjects. The page is used as part of the NIE program (Newspapers in Education), which allows students to have access to the local newspaper in the classroom.
NIE is provided to local students through the sponsorship of several local businesses during the school year. But the top of the Kid Scoop page lists its sponsor â€” the family of Chad Lindsey.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 88. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, the only rain chances we'll have will be during the day on Saturday. Otherwise, weekend highs will be in the upper 80s/low 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend.
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Cheek swabs to be taken to find a match for local woman battling leukemia
On Saturday, June 21, Sweetwater Country Club will host the 2nd Annual "Swing for the Cure" golf tournament that will benefit breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four person scramble format. The entry fee is $50 per player with first, second and third places being awarded prizes. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is also sponsoring a Hole-n-One contest with a $500 cash prize.
Roscoe Police Officer Steven Spencer stands beside the department's new 2014 Chevy Tahoe.
See more Roscoe news inside Thursday's edition and at roscoehardtimes.blogspot.com.
Leonor C. Hernandez, age 82, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her residence.
As per her wishes, her body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Leonor was born on April 11, 1932 in Camp Wood, Texas to Genaro and Gregoria (Beltran) Carrillo. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church). She was a homemaker. She was a resident of Sweetwater for four 1/2 years coming from Sonora, Texas.
Cynthia Ann (Cindy) Sutton, age 54, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Dusty Lovell officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
District 5 all-star tourna-ments begin on Saturday, and Sweetwater will have Little League teams participating in four age divisions â€” 9-10, 10-11, 11-12 and Junior League (13-14) at Abilene-area parks.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 9-10 year-old all-stars will start out by playing Snyder in two pool games on Saturday and Monday in Snyder. After that, the team will be seeded according to pool results and will advance to bracket play, which begins June 26 and is double-elimination, and runs through July 4.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph. We'll also have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, which will remain through the evening hours.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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Grayson, Maura and Crae Chapman, children of Stewart and Jaci Chapman, all students at Highland Junior High School in the Highland Independent School District have been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as participants in Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 22-27, 2014. The students' selection for the Academy was based on their outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, successful completion of a precious Lone Start Leadership Academy program, and their involvement in school and community activities.
Sweetwater ISD is considering the establishment of a tuition-based Pre-K in the district, which was discussed at the June meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Following the closure of Sweetwater Christian School, the district was being contacted by parents who were looking for a place to enroll their children, which began the process of Sweetwater ISD determining if they would be able to meet the need.