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April 7th, 2014
The Wolf Den Pack 146 visited the Sweetwater Reporter office to learn about the various departments and what it takes to construct, publish and distribute the local newspaper.
Shown are (in no particular order) Nick Williams, Hunter McCann, Nicholas Hurd, Cutter Dean, Kason Wehba, Logan Palacios and Lucus Palacios with leader Rob McCann. The group is sponsored by 4th and Elm Church of Christ.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be breezy and from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 44 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Women's Forum of Sweetwater sponsors Library Tag Day each year to benefit the County-City Library. This year the event took place on Wednesday, April 2, with all proceeds going to the library.
The total amount raised was 7,388.58. Donations come from local businesses, civic groups and individuals wanting to keep the local library growing and thriving.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâ€™s NIIW is April 26-May 3. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
A local couple was recently honored for their 25 years of involvement in foster and adoptive parenting with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS).
At the Champion for Children's 15th Annual Statewide Conference luncheon, held at the Abilene Civic Center on March 28, 2014, the Frizzells were presented with the Treatment Champion award.
The Rolling Plains Network Baptist Bible Drill was held Sunday, March 30, at Sweetwater's First Baptist Church.Â
USA Rail Terminals announces the planned opening of â€śEskota Road Rail Terminalâ€ť located to serve the Cline Shale, Wolfcamp and the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin. It is the only rail terminal location in west Texas that has the unique capability of accessing two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF and the UP. Located five miles east of Sweetwater and north of Interstate 20 on Eskota Road, this location is one of a kind for west Texas. Phase 1 will include some five miles of new track with additional track being added in later phases.
The Sweetwater Choral Booster Club will have a car wash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Mustang Car Wash, located at 1351 Hailey Street. A full service detail and wash will be provided.
All proceeds will benefit the Sweetwater Middle School and Sweetwater High School choirs for their upcoming festival trips.
Bluebonnets are in full bloom in Sweetwater. Local photographer Ryan Smith caught the above photo of a bee landing on one.