The Daily Press Sweetwater Reporter | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-30T11:50:51-04:00 Museum receives Patrick Henry award2014-07-30T11:50:51-04:002014-07-30T11:50:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterPictured are Peter Fox, founding member of the WASP Museum, Ret. US Army Lt. Col. Mike George, MOWW member, Michael Ables, Executive Director of the WASP Museum, Debbie Kash, National Commander in Chief of the MOWW, Sandra Spears, founding member of the WASP Museum, and Ret. US Army Lt. Col. Chuck Chamberlin, MOWW member. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableWASP Museum receives Patrick Henry awardSweetwater’s to Aid First Responders through Gatorade Promotion2014-07-30T11:49:07-04:002014-07-30T11:49:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterFrom July 30-Aug. 26, customers will receive 200 bonus yourpoints for every five 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade purchased in a single transaction at a Brookshire’s store. Customers are encouraged to then donate Gatorade to be given to local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who serve areas where Brookshire’s Food Stores are located. Donation bins are located in each store, and all Gatorade will be donated to organizations predetermined by the store.“Our emergency first responders put the safety of our communities above their own every day, and we are proud to partner with our customers to give back to these deserving individuals,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president and CEO. “We hope customers will take advantage of this great opportunity to earn bonus yourpoints while giving back to their local first responders.” Each Brookshire’s store will present the donated Gatorade to the selected organizations throughout the promotion as bins are filled.Please visit your local Brookshire’s store for more information on the promotion and the benefiting organizations.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableBrookshire’s to Aid First Responders through Gatorade PromotionSweetwater student Kevin Pantoja receives National Honor 2014-07-30T11:48:18-04:002014-07-30T11:48:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Kevin has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said Mr. Nobel. "Kevin is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best hope for the future.""Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opportunities," stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. "We aim to help students like Kevin build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community."Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.Formed in 2002, the National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently there are more than one million Society members in over 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal student Kevin Pantoja receives National Honor Sweetwater's weather for Sweetwater2014-07-30T08:59:41-04:002014-07-30T08:59:41-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThose rain chances will continue into tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds coming in from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph will shift to the north-northwest after midnight.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableWednesday's weather for SweetwaterSweetwater Museum to host summer camp2014-07-29T17:12:05-04:002014-07-29T11:50:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterOn August 12 and 13, the “Pioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Camp” will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-day interactive archaeology camp, with the theme "Life's a Garden, Dig It", is open to students in grades 4 through 8.Museum Director, Melonnie Hicks, shared that Dr. Don Frazier, who gave a lecture in Sweetwater this past spring, will return to give a presentation to campers. Students will make medicine bags, play Comanche kids' games and participate in an archaeology dig.Also, a flint knapper will be at the camp to demonstrate how to make knives and arrowheads. The cost of the camp is $30 per student and includes snacks.The money raised from the camp will go in part toward the establishment of a children's museum. Sweetwater, TXBelinda SerranoPioneer Museum to host summer campSweetwater BBQ Fundraiser for Nolan VFD slated for Saturday, August 22014-07-29T15:11:13-04:002014-07-29T11:49:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe three-meat BBQ meal with all the fixings will be sold for $10 for adults and $7 for children ten and under. Also, pre-orders will be taken, with a whole smoked chicken for $15, $50 for a half smoked brisket and $100 for a whole smoked brisket. To pre-order call Rolan Petty at 325-236-5496 before July 31. "Please continue to support your Nolan Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteers are often the first called out to a rural fire and the last to leave." This is the only fundraiser they have all year and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted at the event or by mail at Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1, Nolan, TX 79537.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableAnnual BBQ Fundraiser for Nolan VFD slated for Saturday, August 2Sweetwater receive Nolan County service awards2014-07-29T11:47:40-04:002014-07-29T11:47:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterReceiving pins for 15 years of service were Jerry Hunt, the County Judge/Commissioners' Court secretary, and Brock Carter, Sheriff's Department sergeant. Employees who earned their 10-year pin were Wendell Bankhead, Precinct 1 equipment operator, and Donna McCluskey, Tax Collector deputy chief. Donnie Clark, Sheriff's deputy, and Billy Murphy, Precinct 1 equipment operator, both received pins for their five years of service to the county.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableSix receive Nolan County service awardsSweetwater for Sweetwater native2014-07-29T11:38:48-04:002014-07-29T11:38:48-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterMelinda, born and raised in Sweetwater, is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Torres. She is a single parent with a son, Dylan, attending Texas Tech University.Melinda is a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at Abilene State School before moving on to Abilene Regional Medical Center. She is now at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.She was diagnosed with leukemia on April 10, 2014 and immediately began chemotherapy treatments. Melinda is needing a stem cell transplant. A donor drive will be held during the benefit starting at 11 a.m. Age requirements for the cheek swab are 18 to 55 years of age. The process is very simple to determine whether you are a match for Melinda, or possibly another patient in need of a transplant. A cheek swab is completed and sent to Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) for processing. Once you are determined to be a match, the donation involves a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that collects blood stem cells through the bloodstream. A single donor can make all the difference in the world! You will be registered as a donor with the possibility of providing patients with second chances at life.Barbecue sandwich and chicken burrito combos will be sold for $6. For pre-orders, call Thursday, July 31 to either Melissa Rendon at 325-829-2873 or Michael Torres at 325-933-0380. Tickets will also be sold for a 50/50 raffle and a barbecue grill raffle. A silent auction with many items will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lots of great items, including Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, a handmade wooden bench and an ice chest, have been donated by local businesses and anonymous donors.Music and dancing will start at 8 p.m. with special guests Thoze Guyz for $6 per person. All donations are also welcome. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableBenefit for Sweetwater nativeSweetwater's local events2014-07-29T09:17:16-04:002014-07-29T09:17:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterInstructors will help participants learn to read, improve reading skills, improve English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.Starting at 11 a.m., the AJRA 4-D Barrel Race will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum. Exhibitions will be open to the public until 2 p.m. Sign up when you get there. For entry fees or more information, call Cassidy Carpenter at 806-786-6796.At noon, friends and family are encouraged and welcomed to visit with the Dietz family at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building.Jason Dietz was a former Student Minister at First Baptist Church, and his family is currently back in the United States on vacation as they are currently serving as missionaries in Germany. Contact Pam Goates at the Sweetwater Reporter for more information.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableTuesday's local eventsSweetwater weather for Tuesday2014-07-29T09:13:24-04:002014-07-29T09:13:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterOtherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 73. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal weather for TuesdaySweetwater