August 6th, 2013
Broadway Baptist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this week called "Movin' On Up." Children age 5 through completed fifth grade are invited to join in on the fun, which includes music, games, crafts, snacks and a Bible lesson.
The program runs each night this week from 6 to 8 p.m. and will conclude on Friday evening. Call the church office at 235-2730 for more information.
Shown are children and leaders at VBS on Monday evening.
Many events are planned at Sweetwater High School as the beginning of the coming school year nears.
â€¢ Sweetwater High School will begin practices for all 2013 cross country athletes on Monday, Aug. 12 at the high school gym, according to SHS cross country coach Christi Adams. The first-week practices will begin at 8 a.m., according to Adams. The 2013 cross country meet schedule has not yet been released.
â€¢ SHS registration for new students is Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
â€¢ Wallace Registration is Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Edward Jones Investments - Jason S. Blake, Financial Advisor, located at 301 E. Broadway in Sweetwater.
Edward D. Jones and Company, now known as Edward Jones, was founded by Edward D. "Ed" Jones, Sr. in St. Louis, MO in 1922.
Felton D. Henry was born Dec. 22, 1926 and raised in Sweetwater. He passed away on July 24, 2013 in Stuart, Fla. with those who loved him most at his bedside. He was a graduate of Newman High School, Class of â€™44. As a young man he was a participating Mason and in July 4th parades he was the one in the little cars running figure eights making the kids laugh and smile.
Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 102 and winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 78. Winds will remain from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations.
On Monday, Aug. 19, all employees of Sweetwater Independent School District will participate in the first ever Sweetwater Strong RED Run. "This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that is not about speed, but about celebrating positive energy with your co-workers, families and fans," said Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.
Michael Ford, Matthew Gutierrez, Thomas Reeh, Elizabeth Ford, Ayezha Little, Brittany Ford and Maranda Stutts are shown making a splash at the Sweetwater Municipal swimming pool this summer.
The pool will be open until school begins.
A very rare plant is finally flourishing within Sweetwater.
Mamie Thomas of Sweetwater is the owner of a century plant. The plant has been on her property for the past 45 years and only blooms once at the end of its lifespan.
For the past month, the century plant has been in bloom and producing flowers. Thomas said that on average, the plant has grown about three feet per day and has now grown up to over 30 feet tall.
However, now that the blooming has taken place, the century plant is slowly starting to die.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.