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May 26th, 2015
This year's Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Sweetwater High School is Corynn Martin with a grade point average of 100.889. Caroline Brennan is the Salutatorian with a grade point average of 99.408.
Find photos and grade point averages of the Top 10 graduates at Sweetwater High School in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by e-edition (subscription required).
Construction on Rolling Plains Memorial Hospitalâ€™s new dialysis center continues. Progress on the project represents a milestone toward advancing the availability of much-needed medical services locally.
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A flag raising ceremony was held at the Nolan County Courthouse on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The Nolan County Honor Guard is shown during the ceremony.
Several wreaths were laid next to the World War II memorial at the courthouse. Members of Team Chip Tae Kwon Do raised the flag during the ceremony.
Today, some patchy fog may be in the area before 10 a.m.; otherwise expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
We'll have a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 67. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
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Twenty-one WASP traveled back to Sweetwater for the Ninth Annual WASP Homecoming held Saturday, May 23. Pictured (in no particular order) are Bee Haydu, Dorothy Lucas, Roby Anderson, Nell Bright, Irene Stortz, Shutsy Reynolds, Marty Wyall, Millie Young, Jean McCreery, Kay Hilbrandt, Marcia Fertig, Florence Mascot, Susie Bain, Pat Young, Polly White, Mary Helen Foster, Betty Berkstresser, Alice Starr, Lilliam Yonally, Dawn Seymour and Chris Lent.
Brotherhood. That's the title of the third album set to be released by Thoze Guyz, a Sweetwater-based group which has quickly gained popularity from coast-to-coast, in many places Tejano music is popular.
Led by singer and guitarist Steve Lujan and Esteven "Chapo" Cerda, who plays the accordion and provides vocals, Thoze Guyz' roots go deep. According to Lujan, it truly is a brotherhood. He and Cerda began playing music together when they were about 10 years old.
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Sweetwater Healthcare Center showed their appreciation to their employees by hosting a barbecue lunch catered by Beeâ€™s DĂ©cor. Shown are several employees including Fran Kirchgater, Maegen Davison, Shannon Haseman, Ester Paquin, Janice Boil, Joyce Spaulding, Kala Spaulding, Angela Turney, Brandie Thompson, Leslie Lane, Zela Armstrong and Rosa Gonzalez.
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Churches featured in this week's Religion section are: Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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One thousand eight hundred thirty women pilots â€” ages 18 to 35, with a private or commercial pilotâ€™s license and at least 500 hours cockpit time (later lowered to 200 and then 35 hours) â€” 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 students signed letters of receiptÂ for the Carr ScholarshipÂ at Angelo State University in a ceremony on April 21.Â ASUâ€™s Carr Scholarship ProgramÂ is designed for entering students and honorsÂ their dedication to learning by recognizing their previous academic achievements. Awards are based onÂ their high school GPA and standardized test scores. Sweetwater seniors left to right areÂ Columbus Hickmon, Jasmine Reddic, Natalie Cox, Patrick Reyna and Sierra Flores. Also in attendance from Sweetwater High School was SHS Principal, Dr.