April 1st, 2014
The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center is fast approaching their Annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet. This year the banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex and will have a guest speaker. Each year the WTCAC hosts the Child Abuse Awareness Banquet in an effort to raise the funds needed to support child abuse victims in the counties of Nolan, Scurry Mitchell, Fisher and Borden.
The mission of West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event. Started nine years ago, the NCF has already awarded 199 Nolan County graduating seniors $1,000 each to begin their college careers at any Texas college or university.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, at the building located at 317 Oak Street. The Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center provides the first step in the healing process for children and their families, said spokesperson Teresa Zarate.
Last year, a total of 570 children from Nolan, Fisher, Mitchell, Scurry and Borden counties received services from the center.
The centerâ€™s mission is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2479 recently made a donation to Sweetwater Little League.
Shown is Crystal Rea accepting the check on behalf of the organization from VFW Post 2479 Commander Lionel Mendez.
Eight athletes from Nolan County, along with Highland coach Shea Baucom, today received Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country basketball recognition from the Abilene Reporter-News.
The top All-Big Country honors went to Highlandâ€™ senior post Sierra Allen, who was selected the Class 1A, Division II All-Big Country girls MVP, and Baucom, who is the All-Big Country Coach of the Year. Baucom also won the honor in 2013 from the Reporter-News.
Receiving All-Big Country girls honorable mention were Hannah Allen, Madi-son Moseley and Beth Rich-burg of Highland and Eva Aguayo of Roscoe.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and winds from the north at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the afternoon, and we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.
Those rain chances will decrease to 10% before 7 p.m. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 64 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors of the class of 2014 an opportunity to apply for the NCBR Annual Scholarship. To students who are planning to continue their educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help with expenses.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board of Directors are announcing that this year's deadline for applying for the annual NCF Golf Classic Scholarship has been set for Friday, May 2, 2014. Each of the four Nolan County high schools has applications available for this year's graduating seniors. A public reception will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club to honor this year's awardees during the second week of May. Exact time will be determined at a later date.
A reception was held at the Pioneer Museum Friday evening for Sweetwater art students in middle school and high school. Their artwork was displayed for the public to enjoy and some of the artists were in attendance.
Pictured left to right are Caleb Reed-sixth grade, Graciela Villarreal-eighth grade, Griselda Villarreal-eighth grade, Tiana Santiago-eighth grade, Jordan Carley-eighth grade, Isabella Petty-seventh grade, Skye Bishop-seventh grade and Jillian Virgen-seventh grade.
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team travelled to San Antonio on Saturday to perform during halftime of the San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball game.
Many local families travelled to San Antonio to watch the team jump and the crowd went wild with the exciting performance.