April 11th, 2011
Some new technology has found its way to a local community bank. First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has recently installed a new ATM machine at 1531 Hailey, replacing the old machine that was previously in place. FFB President Kirby Andrews described the new device as the "newest and wisest" ATM. The current ATM boasts several new features, including various deposit capabilities. It can scan checks, count and dispense cash and print receipts. While customers can make deposits and receive cash withdrawals, another new and great perk comes along with the new ATM.
Concern about the cost of a healthy diet being out of reach are on the minds of many Americans as the nation continues to work through serious economic woes. However, according to an Agriculture Department study, the cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. Eating healthy food while on a budget does require strategic shopping.
The Lady Mustangs entered Friday's game in a three-way tie, for second place in district, with Big Spring and Snyder. Sweetwater went in 2-3 and Wylie was 1-3. Sweetwater went in tied for second in district with Snyder and Big Spring and beat Wylie 7-6 the first time they played. Snyder beat Big Spring 3-0 on Friday.
Friday's match up started as a hitter's dream when both teams opened up with two run homers.
Cassie Cummings staked Wylie (9-14 overall, 2-3 district) to a two-run lead in the first with her two-run shot that hit a truck just beyond the fence in left.
BY RON HOWELL
Over the next two days, the future for Sweetwater High School golf athletes will be decided by how well they fare in their respective district events.
Sweetwater had a rough Friday night with Wylie, loosing 23-1 in five innings.
Lance Lindley, Wylie's starting pitcher, allowed a run on three hits. He struck out four in four innings. Sweetwater (1-4 district) got all of its hits in the first inning, as three of the first four batters reached, including Connor Stafford, who had a double.
But Lindley retired the next 11 batters, after giving up his third hit, and Dylan West didn't allow a hit in pitching a scoreless fifth.
The Mustangs will be out of action on Monday and Tuesday but return on Friday.
Leroy Hanshew had his sixth career hole in one this past Sunday at Sweetwater Country Club. Hanshew was playing the 158-yard No. 2 hole and used an 8-iron for his latest ace. Witnessing the feat were Karen Rainbolt, LaGena Weaver, Connor Cook and Russell Klepper.
SPORTS EDITORâ€™S NOTE:
The Sweetwater varsity and JV baseball
and varsity and JV softball teams will
have an open date at the start of the week.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys host final leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Blackwell varsity teams play at district tournament at Bairdâ€™s Shady Oaks Golf Course.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls play final leg of district tournament at Snyder (Western Texas course).
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams compete at district meet, Snyder.
The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee at their building located at 317 Oak Street. Shown are WTCAC board treasurer Glynis Gotcher, WTCAC executive director Teresa Zarate, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough and WTCAC family advocate Ericka Dowds.
Sometimes parents may feel overwhelmed with the many demands in their lives while trying to raise children, fulfill their employment requirements and take care of all of their other responsibilities. Children's Connections, Inc. is pleased to announce a new parenting program designed to strengthen families.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recently announced that three schools in the SISD â€” East Ridge Elementary, Southeast Elementary, and Sweetwater Intermediate â€” have been named National Title I Distinguished Performance Schools.
This prestigious honor is awarded for outstanding academic performance and the schools will take part in a recognition ceremony for their high accomplishments this spring.