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April 5th, 2013

Camp Courage offers healing and hope for children suffering loss

April 5, 2013

Dealing with loss can be difficult for anyone, but children can find it especially challenging. Hendrick Hospice Care’s Camp Courage offers a place of healing and hope for area children suffering a loss of a loved one through death, divorce or other painful transition. Registration is now open for the camp scheduled for Saturday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 4. The camp is offered for third through 12th graders and is held in Lueders.

Blotters for April 3, 2013

April 5, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 3, 2013.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2200 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1000 block of E. 13th.
• Forgery — 200 block of E. Arizona.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Graffiti — 1600 block of Newman.

Arrested by SPD:
• Billy Wade, 28 — Theft.
• Jan Hanten, 54 — Criminal trespass.

Scharlos Jo Monks

April 5, 2013

Scharlos Jo Monks passed from this life April 4, 2013 at the age of 83 in a Sweetwater hospital. She was a long time resident of both Colorado City and Sweetwater.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 6, 2013 at 4th and Elm Church of Christ with Michael Crowley and Jerry Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery.

Local athletes will have busy weekend full of district action

April 5, 2013

Athletes in softball, base-ball, golf and tennis see district action for Sweetwater today, while Highland will be hosting a pre-district meet which Roscoe and Blackwell will also attend.
And that will be just the start of very busy weekend for Nolan County athletes as district golf and tennis are also on tap Saturday, plus the junior high teams’ season-ending district meet.

SW visits Snyder for key 4-3A games as seasons resume

April 5, 2013

Sweetwater’s softball and baseball teams go to Snyder for key District 4-3A games when they return from a seven-day break today.
The action begins with Sweetwater and Snyder battling for the outright 4-3A lead in the softball race at 5 p.m. Both have 4-1 records and a one-game lead over two teams after the first half of district play. Right behind are Greenwood and Big Spring, each at 3-2. Sweetwater beat Snyder, 11-8, when the teams began district play on March 15 at Sweetwater. The Lady Mus-tangs’ only district loss has been against Greenwood.

Hoover named All-BC

April 5, 2013

Kaleb Hoover of Sweet-water has been named to the Abilene Reporter-News All-Big Country boys bas-ketball team for Class 3A, while his Sweetwater teammate Dylan Bennett received honorable mention to the Class 3A boys team.
Hoover, a 6-1 junior for-ward, also made the team as a sophomore. He averaged 16.4 points and eight rebounds in earning first team all-district honors. Hoover as a sophomore was named the district newcomer of the year. This season, he shot 41 percent from the field and 61 percent at the line after getting a late start due to an injury.

Local weekend weather

April 5, 2013

Friday's forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 79 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 54. Winds will be from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect warm temperatures this weekend, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s. Winds will be around 15 mph, but could gust up to 30 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Get a full weekend preview now at weather.gov.

April 4th

WTCAC to host annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

April 4, 2013

The West Texas Children’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 9, 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 Children’s Advocacy Center is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.

Flashing for the library

April 4, 2013

Members of Sweetwater's Woman's Forum were hard at work on Wednesday — which was Library Tag Day — collecting money to be donated to the County-City Library.
The group collected close to $6,000 which will help fund the ebook program and summer reading programs this year. Donations can still be made to the library at 206 Elm Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556 or by calling 325-235-4978.
Shown is Woman's Forum member Lita McEachern flashing a sign from under her trench coat that reads, "Library Tag Day, Look Shocked, Don't Laugh! Just Donate, Thank U!"

Local child care providers recognized for achieving Texas Rising Star status

April 4, 2013

The Workforce Solu-tions of West Central Texas Board recently recognized 13 regional child care providers at their regular board meeting as having achieved Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider status within the past year. A TRS Provider serves Texas Workforce Commission-subsidized children and voluntarily offers quality care that exceeds the State's Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards in areas such as health and safety, group size, child/staff ratios, caregiver training and age-appropriate curricula and activities.

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