June 13th, 2014
BROWNWOOD â€” Sierra Allen, a 6-1 post and recent Highland High School graduate, received MVP honors after scoring a game-high 17 points Thursday, helping the North rally from a five-point halftime deficit at Brownwood Coliseum and win, 63-44, over the South in the Fellowship of Chris-tian Athletes All-Star Girls Basketball Game.
Allen scored 14 points in the second half as her team rallied from a 26-21 deficit at intermission with a thun-derous comeback.
Sweetwater High School player Abby Garcia is shown leading a baserunning drill during the Lady Mustang Softball Camp that is being held through today at the Jerry Collins Complex.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will become southeastern in the afternoon.
Expect a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 71. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see highs in the upper 90s this weekend, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will be breezy and from the throughout Saturday and Sunday, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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A summer family event called â€śWilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Providesâ€ť will be hosted at Lamar Street Baptist Church from June 16-20. Kids step back in time at Wilderness Escape, exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids participate at the Israelite Camp, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Moses and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Godâ€™s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.
The Sweetwater Fire Department will be holding their annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Fire fighters will be collecting donations at the intersection of Elm Street and Broadway on Friday. They will be collecting donations on Saturday at the intersection of NW Georgia and Lamar, just off I-20.
Gary Decker of Stamford was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn, "Reclaim Sweetwater." Decker successfully initiated a clean-up campaign in Stamford by partnering with the city, as well as businesses, civic groups and social clubs. Decker's goal was to clean up and clear away illegal dumping sites, run down and vacant buildings and abandoned cars. He asked the city council â€” not for money, but for support â€” which he received.
Half a Saturday, once a month, is clean-up day in Stamford. Specific projects are chosen each time and the campaign has been a huge success.
At Mondays's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a presentation was given by Mike Hart requesting the use of county property located at the Nolan County Coliseum for an Olympic-sized archery range for local youth and the overall public.
Interest in the sport has grown in the county and surrounding communities, with 90 students taking part in the elective class offered this year at Sweetwater Middle School. Throughout the state, hundreds of schools are teaching archery.
These 11- and 12-year-old Sweetwater Little League players all hit home runs during the 2014 season.
From left are Gavin Reyes, Darian (DC) Carr, A.J. Ramirez, Tyler Warner, Junior Martinez and Rylen Moncada.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91, Winds will be breezy from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will remain through the evening hours.
Expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 65 and northern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden and firefighters Ronnie Stegge and Bryan Buckley of the Sweetwater Fire Department traveled to Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater to visit with students in the nursing program. SFD brought along one of their rescue trucks to go over the various tools and equipment that are used in rescue situations.
"We're currently learning emergency care," said third semester nursing student Kristen Hall. "With the things Grant, Ronnie and Bryan have taught us we'll be better prepared to help at the scene of an accident if we ever drive up on one."