June 11th, 2014
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."
Jump Rope Camp will take place August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth grade.
Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Forms need to be turned in by June 30. Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail email@example.com.
Vanlora Ruth Scott, age 85, of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 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.
A Lady Mustang Baskeball Camp was held last week at the Sweetwater Middle School gym for girls who have completed grades 2-8.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95 and southern winds at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and after 4 p.m. a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will come into the area.
Those rain chances will remain through the evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 72. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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The Big Country Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics hub, which is managed by Texas State Technical College, has a full roster for the 2014 season.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
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Many members of the community showed support for the County-City Library recently by donating and purchasing books, magazines and other items for the annual library book sale.
All money raised from the book sale benefits the local library. A total of $3,324.25 was raised during the weekend event.
Shown are shoppers browsing through books at the sale.
Sweetwater, Highland, Roscoe and Blackwell will all have recently-graduated athletes participating in games that are all part of the Big Country Chevy Dealers-Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival this week.
They are among the 250 athletes and cheerleaders at the event that was expanded to include baseball and softball starting this year and is being held in three cities.
Four of the 12 area athletes who were chosen to participate will be playing in all-star basketball games on Thursday in Brownwood.
Recent Sweetwater High School graduate and four-year letterman Greg Aiken will be playing in a presti-gious all-star baseball game on Saturday.
The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Associ-ation has chosen Aiken as one of two Class 3A first basemen for the North team when it takes on a South all-star team at 3 p.m. that day at Round Rock. Both teams also include recently graduated high school baseball players from 1A and 2A. A 4A-5A game will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday.