March 22nd, 2013
The National Association of Social Workers begins its annual celebration of one of the nation's largest professions this month. March is National Professional Social Work Month and this year's theme, "Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy," emphasizes the value of using personal strengths and self-advocacy to manage serious life challenges.
"Social workers strive every day to help millions of people function better in their environments," says NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH. "They also work to change environments that may limit individuals, families and communities."
Kristie Young received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1989. She became a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker in 1992.
Young is currently the Medical Social Worker at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. Since joining the hospital in October of 2011, she began the hospital's first Caregiver Support Group. She arranges for monthly speakers for the group and facilitates a time for family caregivers to find needed support and encouragement.
Several recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued four citations and made seven arrests on Mar. 20, 2013.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ James Jones, 25 â€”Â Public intoxication/resisting arrest.
â€˘Â Male juvenile, 15 â€”Â Criminal mischief/terroristic threat.
â€˘Â Josan Blythe, 46 â€”Â Criminal trespass.
â€˘Â Maxine Montes, 28 â€”Â Theft/drug paraphernalia.
â€˘Â Male juvenile, 15 â€”Â Runaway.
â€˘Â Terry Amos, 46 â€”Â Criminal trespass.
â€˘Â Ricardo Canales, 41 â€”Â Warrant.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Black-well varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Donald Baker competes at boys state meet, Abilene.
Roscoe varsity teams are at Roby meet.
The Sweetwater High School varsity baseball team resumes District 4-3A action today. The Mustangs, who began District 4-3A play by beating Greenwood on Tuesday, will play at Big Spring (also 1-0 district) at 7 p.m.
Seated from left are Cory Mendez, J.P. Poe, Gabriel Melendez, Shawn Campbell, Quentin Wetsel; kneeling, Cole Maxwell, Greg Aiken, Ryan Linebaugh, James Clift; standing, coach Tony Cortez, coach Dane Bennett, Stephen May, Kaleb Hoover, Hayden Reeves, Dylan Bennett, coach Chad Copeland, and head coach Roland Herrera. Players Sean Morrow and Nick Nemir are not pictured.
Friday's forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be cooler--from the north at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend will be sunny, with breezy conditions on Saturday with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 30s. Northern winds will result in highs near 50 and lows right around the freezing mark on Sunday.
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The 2013 Southwest Energy Summit kicked off on Wednesday, highlighting the magnitude, innovation and scope of various industries such as oil, natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear and coal.
Following a welcome by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham, the first speaker of the event was introduced. Ben Shepperd, the president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) discussed the opportunities and innovations within the oil and natural gas industry.
A retirement party for SGT Robert Clark of the Sweetwater Police Department will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Friday at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ, located at 400 Elm Street.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors and members of the community joined in celebrating Emmanuel Fellowship Church's new Salvage Yard youth facility with a ribbon cutting. An open house was also held for the expanded Sanctuary and renovated childrenâ€™s wing.