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Local churches planning special events for students, teachers

August 22, 2014

Avondale Baptist Church
We invite you to join us at Avondale Baptist Church. We have Sunday school for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Our Sunday worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service is an old fashioned prayer meeting where we do nothing but pray for our community, church, nation and world. Avondale Baptist Church meets at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Many participate in Red Run

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater ISD hosted a Red Run on Friday morning to help start the school year off strong.
Faculty and staff members, as well as students and community members were invited to the 8 a.m. run. All who attended showed their school spirit by wearing red and white.
Dye stations were set up along the route to throw red powder at the runners, covering them head to toe by the end of the race.
Find more Red Run photos in Friday's print edition and a video on our website.

ACT scores released for SHS students

August 22, 2014

The recent scores of Sweetwater High School students who took the ACT test last year have been released, which account for the 63 students that took the test from the Class of 2014.
SHS students scored above the state scores in all areas--English, mathematics, reading and science, with the widest margin seen in Mathematics at 1.2% over the state average. Overall, the district's composite score was 21.7, in comparison to the state score of 20.9.

Cheering for the Mustangs

August 22, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s cheerleaders were at Mustang Bowl for Thursday’s final football scrimmage against Clyde to encourage the Mustangs in their last tuneup for the regular season.
Fall sports athletes at SHS were introduced throughout the evening as well as the school band and student trainers.
For more about Thursday’s scrimmage, see Sports online or on Page 9 of Friday's edition.

This weekend's local events

August 22, 2014

Tonight, August 22, Children's Day Out preschool will have their Meet the Teacher from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information on registering, please call 325-236-9708.
Also, an invitation is extended to the "Great Campaign of Miracles" with international evangelist Tello Solis from August 22 through 24 at the Roscoe Worship Center, located at 800 Broadway in Roscoe.
Times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Call Pastor Evaristo Granado at 236-0400 for more information.

Weekend weather outlook

August 22, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
This weekend, we should see highs in the mid 90s, with lows in the lower 70s. Winds will come from the south and southeast between 10 to 20 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Senate hopeful Perry weighs in on water, border issues

August 21, 2014

Water is the lifeblood of every community. Republican Charles Perry — who has served in the Texas House of Representatives (District 83) since 2010 — declared water to be his cornerstone issue during his stop in Nolan County Tuesday.
"Water is the common theme in the 51 counties (which comprise Senate District 28)," Perry said during an interview with the Reporter. "Sweetwater is a great example. Oak Creek Reservoir is dry."
Perry believes upgrades to infrastructure and modern technology will be the components most likely to help alleviate the region's water woes.

RPMH employees take medical mission trips

August 21, 2014

The August Lunch and Learn Seminar held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital highlighted two medical mission trips in Africa taken by hospital employees.
Bonnie Garcia, supervisor of the local OR, headed to Kenya to work with Kenya Relief, an organization founded by Steve and Greta James after they met the child sponsored by their late daughter. Since its inception, over 1400 people have gone to Migori, Kenya to offer assistance.
The trip, which took place in the first part of August, fell during the country's winter season, where temperatures reached between 70 to 75 degrees.

Several events scheduled today

August 21, 2014

Today, August 21, the Sweetwater LIFT (Living is for Today) luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at The Center at TSTC.
Call 325-670-6999 to make a reservation for the buffet lunch (there is a cost to lunch). The program will be presented by Nancy Robinson Masters.
Tonight, Highland will have their Meet the Teacher event.
From 5-7 p.m. the PTO will be serving brisket sandwiches. From 5:30-6 p.m. the laptop policy parent/student orientation will take place for grades 6-12.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

August 21, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 98, with heat index values as high as 101. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 75 and breezy winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Jodey Arrington: upcoming election ‘critical’ for region

August 20, 2014

As the time between now and the Sept. 9 special election grows shorter, the candidates have been scrambling to make their mark on the campaign trail.
The field vying for the Senate District 28 seat visited Sweetwater on Tuesday. The seat became vacant when former Sen. Robert Duncan took the reins as chancellor at Texas Tech University.
Republican Jodey Arrington is considered to be one of the frontrunners in the race, and one of his opponents is fellow Republican Charles Perry, a 1980 Sweetwater High School graduate. Former Sweetwater mayor Greg Wortham is running on the Democratic ticket.

Sweetwater ISD Red Run slated for Friday

August 20, 2014

The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland.

Super Chaos to be held tonight

August 20, 2014

Tonight, 4th and Elm Church of Christ is wrapping up its weekly summer program, Wednesday Night Live, with “Super Chaos” from 6-8:30 p.m. on the church lawn. The celebration will include hot dogs, bounce houses, ice cream and fun booths.

Wednesday's local weather

August 20, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 72 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

Two transported in morning wreck

August 19, 2014

Two individuals were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital by Sweetwater emergency services with minor injuries after a wreck occurred around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The wreckage on Interstate 20, between mile marker 240 and 241, caused traffic to back up on the interstate. The wreck included two semi-trucks and several pick-up trucks and at least five people were involved in the accident.

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