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May 22nd, 2015

History of the Women Airforce Service Pilots

May 22, 2015

One thousand eight hundred thirty women pilots — ages 18 to 35, with a private or commercial pilot’s license and at least 500 hours cockpit time (later lowered to 200 and then 35 hours) — answered the call of their country in the fall of 1942-1944 and joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to train at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Avenger Field was and is the only all-female training base in U.S. military history.

Five SHS students receive ASU Carr Scholarship

May 22, 2015

Five students signed letters of receipt for the Carr Scholarship at Angelo State University in a ceremony on April 21. ASU’s Carr Scholarship Program is designed for entering students and honors their dedication to learning by recognizing their previous academic achievements. Awards are based on their high school GPA and standardized test scores. Sweetwater seniors left to right are  Columbus Hickmon, Jasmine Reddic, Natalie Cox, Patrick Reyna and Sierra Flores. Also in attendance from Sweetwater High School was SHS Principal, Dr.

Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Scott to attend WASP Homecoming

May 22, 2015

For the 10th year WASP will return to Avenger Field for Homecoming to celebrate Memorial Day on Saturday, May 23, honoring all American veterans. The ashes of WASP June Braun Bent 44-3 will be disbursed over Avenger Field during the evening Memorial Ceremony.
The luncheon speaker is Lt. Col. Samantha Weeks USAF, former Thunderbird pilot. Lt. Kimberly Scott USAF, C-17 pilot will attend representing the Tuskegee Airmen.

Read more in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

SRPC presents scholarships to several local seniors

May 22, 2015

Shown are Veeda Jeter, scholarship award winner from Blackwell CISD and Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club member Robert Peterson. Jeter is the winner of a $1000 scholarship.
Also awarded scholarships were Alice Bell from Highland High School and Jesenia Peña from Roscoe Collegiate High School.

VIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce

May 22, 2015

Amp up your next barbecue with your own, homemade BBQ sauce. This recipe pairs perfectly with all your go to favorites from ribs to chicken.

Local weekend weather outlook

May 22, 2015

Today, we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with cloudy conditions and a high near 73. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 40% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 66. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll have rain chances in the area through Sunday morning, with weekend highs in the lower 70s and upper 80s. Lows will be in the mid 60s, with winds from the south throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

May 21st

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

Letterman has a star-studded finale

Pioneer Museum seeks local volunteers, experts

May 21, 2015

Melonnie Hicks has big plans for the Pioneer City-County Museum. In order to see them come to fruition anytime soon, she said, community support is required.
Hicks, who has served as museum director for about two years, said the museum has thousands of items that need to be catalogued. It's a simple, but tedious task that will require many man-hours to complete.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Twenty-four WASP to return to Avenger Field

May 21, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, twenty-four Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) will return to Avenger Field in Sweetwater, the only all women training base in United States Military history. They will be accompanied by family, friends and admirers to see where WASP trained from May 1943 through December 1944.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Sweetwater High School announces Who’s Who 2015 graduating seniors

May 21, 2015

The following graduating seniors from Sweetwater High School were named as Who's Who honorees: Tyler Beasley, Ty Crain, Madison Jones, Corynn Martin, Jasmine Reddic, Colton Scott, Rhett Torres, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Jeremy Witt and Kala Wofford.

Find their photos in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

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