May 14th, 2012
LeAnn Dowdy was recently announced as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
She is a second grade teacher at the school and has been with the district for two years. Dowdy has been teaching for a total of fifteen years; she earned her Bachelor of Science degree through Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Teams of Nolan and Scurry County residents will gather at the Sweetwater High Track and Field on May 18, at 7 p.m. for an overnight Relay against cancer. This yearâ€™s event marks the 10th anniversary of the Relay in Sweetwater. Both Nolan and Scurry County survivors, caregivers and all who wants to fight back against cancer are invited to join the Sweetwater event this year.
The Sweetwater High School Band recently participated in the Directorâ€™s Choice Music Festival in Dallas. They played their three competition pieces from the recent UIL contest in Abilene. The Mustangs earned a superior rating from all three judges, along with a â€śBest in Classâ€ť trophy and a â€śBest High School Band of the Contestâ€ť trophy. Sweetwater outscored a Texas 5A school in order to win their final trophy.
The 2011-2012 Leadership Sweetwater class graduated and participated in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Texas State Technical College.
Shown are this year's Blackwell FCCLA State Competitors including Summer Mull, Adriana Rodriguez, Hailey Bennett, Krista Clower, BreAnne Richardson, Jaina Robison, Hannah Coffman and Brian Mink.
Monday, May 14, will be the last day of the Big Country Biggest Winner contest. All persons still in the contest must be weighed by Monday and have the weight reported that same Monday. No wights we be taken after that. To wrap-up this contest the originator and one of the sponsors Nolan County Medical Reserve Corps and the other sponsors Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, The Sweetwater Reporter and Texas State Technical CollegeÂ will have an award ceremony at Newman Park Pavilion on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
Lubbock Heart Hospital announced that Kristen Martin, BSN, RN, Cardiac Critical Care Unit Charge Nurse, was named the 2012 Nurse of the Year.
Kristen is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and she received her BSN degree from the Texas Tech School of Nursing in 2003. She started her nursing career at Lubbock Heart Hospital in 2006.
â€śI am so honored to receive the LHH Nurse of the Year Award. I would like to thank my team members in CCCU and those who nominated me,â€ť Kristen stated.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church family we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We want to wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day.Â We will honor our mothers this Sunday morning and we will cancel the evening service so that families may spend the evening together.
Garlicky Beef Kabobs
By Shana Beattie
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinade time
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
2 pounds beef sirloin
Former Texas Tech University and Senior PGA Tour golfer John Paul Cain of Sweetwater was inducted this past Monday into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in Abilene. He is shown speaking at the banquet held at the Abilene Civic Center.