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August 25th, 2014
Students at Sweetwater Independent School District campuses, as well as Highland ISD and Blackwell ISD, began classes today for the 2014-2015 school year.
Shown is Tonya Castoâ€™s first grade class putting up their backpacks before class.
Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.
Jim Wilks of Sweetwater was elected President of Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville during the campâ€™s Aug. 2 annual board meeting.
Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Community Captains recently hosted a school supply drive and collected enough supplies and money to give backpacks and supplies to students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. The supplies will be distributed to Sweetwater schools to be given to students in need. Shown above are (front) Lesleigh Hodges, Nick Williams, Aaron Morrison, Nicole Morrison, (back) Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman and Sweetwater ISD Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.
School resumes Monday for most area schools, including Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD).
With that in mind, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda has a warning for motorists: "driver's beware."
"We've new kids coming into to Southeast (Elementary), we've got parents who will be delivering kids to Southeast for the first time," Frieda said. "There's a lot of one-ways hidden around various schools. You have to remember, school zones that are not on the state highway system do not have flashing yellow lights.
A community blood drive will be held at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
"We are asking donors to please remember that the need for blood is constant. Even the regular of blood donors get busy in the summer with vacations and other activities and forget to donate blood. Blood donation only takes about an hour, and that hour could give someone else a lifetime," said Frances Baker, donor recruiter for Meek Blood Center.
Firefighters battled a grass fire on CR 238 near CR 181 in the southwest part of Nolan County on Thursday. The blaze was started by a faulty electrical line going to a pump jack and burned approximately 20 acres.
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.
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.
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.