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May 28th, 2013

Little Rattlers do well at district tourney

May 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Little Rattlers 8-and-under softball team placed sixth out of 29 teams at a district tournament held in Abilene, and also took first place in their age division during the regular season.
are, kneeling from left, players Aubrey Galindo, Kailynn Ortiz, Rebecca Pena, Becky Castillo and Jaylan DeLeon; standing, Alexis Epperson, Hanna Vera, Kaitlyn McGinley, Saraa Vera, Christyn Allen, Bailey Bromley, Summer Crain; and back row, coaches Errbey Galindo Jr., Israel Vera and Michael Castillo.

Minor League Yankees

May 28, 2013

Members of the Sweetwater Minor League Yankees are, bottom row from left, Ector (Jr) Martinez, Jacob Contu, Leo Holsey, Christian Reid, Drake Lanier; middle row, Jonathan Gallegos, Andres Hermosillo, Chase Spencer, Brody Frieda, Zach Garza, Logan Cornutt; and back row, coaches Michael Contu, Ray Cornutt and Brian Frieda. Not pictured is player Bubba Gonzales.

Farm League team meeting

May 28, 2013

Members of the Farm League Red Sox have a team meeting after a recent game.

May 24th

Churches planning Vacation Bible School

May 24, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As a family we loved to bowl. We would bowl on evening leagues, and I had the privilege of bowling on a Saturday morning youth league. Our team was so good. We were never challenged for last place, but we always had fun!

WASP Museum teams with Cavanaugh Flight Museum for festivities, fun and flying

May 24, 2013

The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Museum will host the 9th Annual WASP Homecoming this Saturday, May 25, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater. Along with the 18 WASP in attendance will be Julia Wood, a modern day WASP in her own right. Wood began flying in 1981 while still a freshman in high school in St. Paul, Minn., earning her private pilot license at the age of 17. Since graduating high school, Julia has earned a BS in Aviation Technology from Purdue University, she has piloted a variety of aircraft including Boeing 727s and she has logged more than 15,000 total flying hours.

Federal cuts affect local Head Start program

May 24, 2013

The automatic spending cuts enacted by the federal government--known as sequestration--began earlier this year, in which Head Start programs across the nation were impacted. And during the Monday night meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, Superintendent Terry Pittman addressed the local program as part of his monthly report.
With an almost 6% budget cut, Sweetwater ISD is a big part of the Head Start/Early Head Start program within Region 14. As a result of the losses, employees from Region 14 will be helping with various local duties.

Maj. Caroline Jensen to be featured speaker at WASP Homecoming luncheon

May 24, 2013

Maj. Caroline Jensen, 36, is in her first season with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” and flies the No. 3 jet as the team’s Right Wing. She will be the featured speaker at the WASP Homecoming luncheon at Texas State Technical College on Saturday.

Mary Ann Thompson

May 24, 2013

Funeral services for Mary Ann Thompson, 80, of Lewisville and formerly of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Ted Weaver officiating. Interment will follow at Longworth Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 17, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Thompson died Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Lewisville.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Vardon Trophy award winners

May 24, 2013

These four Sweetwater High School golfers were honored at the team’s recent end-of-the-year banquet as winners of the Vardon Trophy awards for having the lowest stroke averages.
Pictured from left are Jeremy Witt (JV boys winner), Mason Andrews (varsity boys winner), Elise Lawrence (varsity girls winner) and Sierra Hernandez (JV girls winner).

SHS all-district golfers

May 24, 2013

These four Sweetwater High School all-district golfers were honored at the team’s recent banquet.
From left are Michael Hunt (freshman), Mason Andrews (junior), Elise Lawrence (senior) and Amy Witt (senior).

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