May 10th, 2013
On Sunday, mothers across the country will be celebrated. However, the month also recognizes someone who is called a "mother to a mother," as May is "International Doula Month."
The word "doula" derives from the Greek word which means "a woman who serves." Today, that same word extends to describe a trained, experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth.
The Sweetwater Independent School District Board of Trustees recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School Choir UIL Solo and Ensemble competition state qualifiers.
"Sweetwater High School vocal soloists, Ashley Erwin, Jeremy Kamer, Cierra Knox, Sage Nelsen and Marissa Ramirez, have brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2013-2013 school year and have excelled in their performance by advancing to state UIL competition."
Emma Lou Clopton, age 75, of Roscoe, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Kuykendall Cemetery in Cherokee, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Emma was born on Sept. 5, 1937, in Austin, Texas to Ira Elton and Letha Mae (Smith) McCown. She married James Clopton on June 2, 1952. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Sweetwater and Pampa have changed the time and location for Game 1 of their best-of-3 Region I-3A area baseball playoff today.
The teams have agreed to move the game â€” which was to have been played at Lubbock Christian University starting at 7:30 p.m. â€” to Lubbock Cooper High School's field in Woodrow starting at 8:30 p.m., said Sweetwater athletic director Shane Mobley. The change was necessitated by rains in Lubbock that made LCU's field unplayable today.
One vehicle was involved in an accident in front of K-Mart on Thursday afternoon.
A jack knifed 18-wheeler slowed the east bound traffic on Interstate 20 for a while as pea sized hail and rain hit Nolan County.
No injuries were reported. The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, TxDOT and DPS responded to the wreck.
S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, announced it was awarded a $2.6MM contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of their 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. This upgrade will enable Sweetwater Wind to meet new renewable energy generation interconnection standards that have been enacted in Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Local parents wished a Happy Nurses Week to all of the NICU nurses that did everything to make sure they were able to bring home a healthy baby, their son, Marcus Antonio Gonzales, son of Derek and Amanda Gonzales of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 62 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 8, 2013.
The SPD received 34, 911 calls.
â€˘ 700 block of W. Fourth.
â€˘ 1500 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Brookside.
â€˘ Terroristic threat â€” 700 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Minor in possession â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1600 block of Josephine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sonya Flores, 26 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Michael Smith, 32 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Joseph Guerrero, 28 â€”Â Warrants.
Getting to the playoffs and then beating Fabens in bi-district last weekend was, for Sweetwaterâ€™s players, the culmination of a dream theyâ€™ve had since their first Little League game.
But now thereâ€™s more to come, starting today when the Mustangs (17-14) begin their best-of-3 area series with Pampa at 7:30 p.m. at Lubbock Christian Uni-versityâ€™s Hays Field.
â€śI talked to some of these guys when they were 9 and 10 years old about setting a goal of going to the playoffs when they were in high school,â€ť said head coach Roland Herrera. â€śWe defi-nitely donâ€™t want to stop.