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April 24th, 2015

Melinda Torres story shared for National Minority Health Month

April 25, 2015

April is National Minority Health Month. This month, the story of the late Melinda Torres, a resident of Sweetwater, was shared on the Facebook page for "Delete Blood Cancer."
The organization began in 1990, when Peter Harf and his daughters went door-to-door in an effort to find a donor match for his wife and their mother, Mechtild Harf. Although Mechtild lost her battle, the Harfs started a bone marrow donor center in her honor that has since grown to be the world’s largest, with branches in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain.

Cumbie to compete at international DECA conference

April 25, 2015

This weekend will be the culmination of three years’ work for Sweetwater High School (SHS) senior Blake Cumbie, as he heads to Orlando, Florida to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from April 25 through 28.
Unlike extracurricular programs, DECA is co-curricular, which makes the program a vital part of classroom instruction. The class teaches real-life skills in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship, where students can then participate in over 100 competitions.

David Warren and Family in concert this Sunday at Broadway Baptist Church

April 24, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Library hosts bullying seminar

April 24, 2015

A workshop was recently held at the County-City Library called "Is Your Child a Target of Bullying?" which discussed various types of bullying, its impact on children — notably those with disabilities and intervention strategies and roles to prevent bullying.
The presentation was given by Jennifer Pittman, the regional coordinator of the PEN Project, one of three federally-funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) that serve Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26.

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Driver in vehicle wreck transported to RPMH

April 24, 2015

Around 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, the Sweetwater Fire Department was called to a vehicle wreck on East Broadway in front of Casa Morales Restaurant where one vehicle had wrecked into a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Auditorium board eyes former police building

April 24, 2015

The former police station, located at 204 East 4th Street, has served a myriad of purposes throughout its nearly 90-year history. When it was opened in the late 1920s, it was the original city hall. It has since served as an agriculture extension office, pubic library and finally, the headquarters for city law enforcement.
Now that the police department has moved into its new building on Avenue A, the Municipal Auditorium board of directors hopes to acquire the unused portion of the building and repurpose it to fit its needs.

Storms in Nolan County

April 24, 2015

This photo, submitted by local photographer Ryan Smith, is a composite image taken near Nolan during the recent storms. The image is 11 individuals photos, taken seconds within each other and merged together.

Local sports calendar

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Baseball
Change: Sweetwater JV (combined Red and White teams) plays at Big Spring, 4:30 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater varsity boys and girls qualifiers compete at District 1-4A/2-4A area meet, Canyon.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 2 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity will host Big Spring, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 3 p.m.

‘Stangs can wrap up title

April 24, 2015

For Sweetwater’s softball team, Saturday’s regular season finale vs. Big Spring will be a chance for the playoff-bound Lady Mustangs to improve their seeding in District 2-4A when the postseason begins next week.

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Weekend weather for Sweetwater

April 24, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 83. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 58 and breezy winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds will vary from the west and south, with gusts as high as 25 mph. On Sunday night, a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the area.
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