Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 042, Ed. 1 Monday, January 4, 2010 Page: 1 of 10
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Monday, January 4, 2010
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School is back in session
Sweetwater schools are back in session today after a two-week break for the Christmas and New Year holi-
days. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School students ready to get back to learning. Shown, in no par-
ticular order, are Jordan Carley, Hunter Clark, Joshua Browning, Avery Garcia and Ally son Hogan.
Photo by Amanda Moreno
Local golf tournament to benefit
Wounded Warrior Project
Vol. 112, Issue 042 ■ 50 cents
to be Master of
The 4th Annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Program is now on the
slate for Monday, Jan. 18,
2010. Many acts will per-
form at the event to begin
at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan.
18,2010, atthe Sweetwater
High School Auditorium.
Pendergrass of Abilene
Christian University will be
the Master of Ceremonies
for the event.
According to those that
know Pendergrass, he is as
personable one-on-one as
he is with groups number-
ing in the thousands. His
education at La Guardia
High School of Music &
Art in his hometown of
New York City, and further
schooling at Southwestern
Christian College, Lubbock
Christian University and
Duquesne University have
created a desire to educate
future generations that is
foundational to his char-
George is best known
for his key role with The
where he co-produced sev-
eral popular albums. His
most visible role there,
• See MLK page 3
BY AMANDA MORENO
Memorial Day may be a few months
away, but the thought behind it is being
thought about now. The greatest casual-
ty is being forgotten and this Memorial
Day that won't be the case.
Memorial Day is a day to remember
all those that have sacrificed their lives
for this country and our freedom and
this year it will be a time to support the
men and women sacrificing their lives.
Every year, the Sweetwater Country
Club holds a three-day golf tournament,
but this year things will be a little dif-
"We are looking to get everyone in the
community behind this," Shane Mercer,
event coordinator said. "Every year I
try and make it home for this tourna-
Girl Scout cookie sale
for 2010 will begin Friday,
Jan. 8. To help kick of
cookie sales, the Girl
Scouts of Texas Oklahoma
Plains will have a Cookies
Now! event from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.
9, 2010, at the Abilene
Zoo. Zoo hours are from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cookie packs will be
available from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Each Girl Scout will
receive two cases of thin
mints, two cases of cara-
mel deLites and one case
each of all other flavors.
The total for each girl will
be 10 cases. There will be
no substitutions and Daisy
Go Rounds will be exclud-
ed at Cookies Now!
All cookies picked up on
this day will be credited
to the individual girl for
recognitions and Coolde
Bucks. Her troop will col-
lect all monies and receive
troop profit for these cook-
All zoo cookies picked
up on this day may be
exchanged through each
girl's troop. All zoo cook-
ies should be exchanged or
paid for by Jan. 24, 2010.
There is an initial rush
each year to pick up cook-
ies early in the morning.
• See COOKIES page 3
Mercer is a captain in the United
States Army and has helped organize
the fundraiser that will be benefiting
the Wounded Warriors Organization.
"This organization raises money for
soldiers that have been badly wound-
ed," Mercer said.
The program helps with needed ther-
apy for a better recovery and provides
scholarships for family members of sol-
This year the golf tournament won't
be the only event. There is a benefit
concert, banquet, silent auction and
other fun activities being planned.
"I have spoken with the country club
and they are on board," Mercer said.
"I have also made contact with other
local organizations and gained their
• See WARRIOR page 3
SMS faculty receives Christmas surprise
Pictured with Sweetwater Middle School Principal, Jeff Withrow, are teachers Nancy Jones and Larry
Hopple and faculty bags with the SMS Colts logo. Mr. Hopple saw an opportunity to use projector bags for
a faculty gift and Mr. Withrow obtained 49 bags. Mrs. Jones, with generous donations from Sweetwater
Teachers Federal Credit Union, T&P Federal Credit Union, Carolyn Lawrence and Texas National Bank,
had The Print Company put the Colts logo on the front flap. The bags were given to the faculty during
the SMS Christmas luncheon. SMS would like to thank Sweetwater Teachers Federal Credit Union, T&P
Federal Credit Union, Carolyn Lawrence and Texas National Bank for making it possible to give the faculty
a nice Christmas surprise.
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Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 042, Ed. 1 Monday, January 4, 2010, newspaper, January 4, 2010; Sweetwater, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229056/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library.