June 2nd, 2012
While most of Texas was grilling barbecue and splashing in the pool on Memorial Day, seven outstanding student musicians from the Sweetwater High School Band were participating in the UIL State Solo Contest. The competitors, along with accompanist Bonnie Walters, chaperones Riley and Judith Kitchens, and director Ross Grant, traveled to Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, where the top musicians from across Texas performed for judges.
Shaun Hamilton--one of the original jump rope boys from Philip Nolan and former SHS athlete--returned to Sweetwater with his wife Felicia on Monday, May 21 for two events held for students within the Sweetwater school district.
The Hamiltons first took part as keynote speakers in the "Female Force" student workshop for all 8th through 12th girls on Monday morning at the Center in the local TSTC West Texas Campus.
For the past 39 years the same passionate and caring man has been the face of Sweetwater FFA. Kenneth Dudensing has impacted a countless number of Sweetwater Independent School District students starting in the eighth grade and continuing with them all the way through the 12th grade. He has finally decided to hang up his welding helmet, frock and clippers. After almost four decades with Sweetwater Independent School District, Kenneth will be retiring.
A memorial service for Karla Epperson, 59, of Oak Creek Lake, Blackwell, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Brother Larry Fluitt officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Epperson died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
She was born on July 25, 1952 in Sweetwater. She married Rex Epperson on May 16, 1994 in Sweetwater. She had worked for Sweetwater Healthcare and Bronte Nursing Home as an LVN.
The RiverDogs were the second place team in the Minor League and will play the Snyder Cubs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wylieâ€™s field to begin their District 5 tournament. Pictured standing from left, coach Albert Martinez, Sam Spaulding, Brett Buckner, Junior Martinez, Mar-quees Jones, Noah Gon-zales, Joshua Stegge, coach Kelly Andrus; and kneeling, Talon Raley, Joshua Reeves, Zachariah Garza, Jesse Morales, Isaiah Pena, Max Berry.
Six Sweetwater teams end their season at area District 5 Little League tournaments starting Monday.
The Dodgers, who won the Minor League for ages 9-10, play Wylie No. 3 at 8 p.m. Monday at Abilene Dixie while the RiverDogs, the Minor League runner-ups, play the Snyder Cubs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wylie.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two repres-entatives for Major League (11-12) were to be decided on Friday. The No. 1 team plays Abilene Southernâ€™s Yankees at 8 p.m. Monday at Snyder. The No. 2 team plays Snyderâ€™s Braves with their first game slated to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Snyder.
Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp: June 4-7 at Sweetwater Middle School gym for students completing grades 2-8. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $35 which includes T-shirt.
The 4th Annual df Ranch Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, located at 326 FM 2035. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. and will be the USA Triathlon Texas State Sprint Championships.
The triathlon will be a timed race that includes a 500-meter swim in the lake, 14 mile bike on a rolling hills course on FM 2035 and a 3.1-mile run on County Road 252.
Students at Sweetwater High School took certification tests in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. The test certify the students as Microsoft Specialists.
All motorcycle enthusiasts are summoned to ride for a good, green cause in June. The fourth annual Ride for Wind event, which benefits Women of Wind Energy, will be held in Sweetwater on June 22-23.
Shermco Industries founded the event and has sponsored it each year to help raise money for scholarships that promote women in the wind industry through the Women of Wind Energy organization.