Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 67, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Page: 1 of 10
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Clark is library’s featured Artist of the Month
BY AMANDA MORENO
The County-City Library's featured artist of the month
for February, Karron Clark, will be displaying about 15
Tne paintings will be on display in the Bet tie S. Patton
Community Room at the library.
Karron Clark is a native of Sweetwater and Abilene.
She has one brother,
,, who lives in Nolan County, and a
twin sister who lives in Cisco.
Clark is currently taking art classes once a week from
"I got my inspiration to paint when I found a picture of
a clown a few years ago." Clark said.
Clark said that there was iust something about the col-
ors in the clown that brought out an inspiration to paint.
Painting hasn't always been a dream or Clark's, but it is
what her future goals are centered on
"When I was a little girl I wanted to be a model," Clark
Clark attributes some of her inspiration to the cake
decorating classes and modeling (lasses that she has
She said that she was able to take a picture of Bert and
Ernie and transfer it to a cake and that's wrhen she real-
ized that if she can do it on a cake, why couldn't she
transfer it to paper.
Clark's hobbies include religious singing and painting.
She has been painting for almost two years now. She
started off with a painting of the ocean and boats.
"My main goal is to paint a portrait of my granddaugh-
ter, Cami, and my son and his wife," Clark said.
Considering that clowns were her main inspiration to
paint, she eventually plans on being able to paint clowns.
Clark wants to welcome the community in coming to
her exhibit. She also wants to welcome any local
The February art exhibit at the ( ounty-C its Library will be the paintings of Karron
( lark. The hours for the library are Monday from 1-6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
artists to offer advice and tips that could help her.
Clark's brother was surprised to hear that she
interested in painting, but is just as supportive as her sis-
ter and boyfriend are.
Support is an important factor in Clark succeeding.
She does contribute her inspiration to God.
"If someone decides that this is what they want to do
then they can. God helps me and inspires me everyday,"
See rage lit
to attend youth
Rotary, Gates Foundation announce
$355 million for polio eradication
Rotary International and the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation have announced
they will contribute a combined $355 million
in new funds for polio eradication.
The Gates Foundation is awarding Rotary
a $255 million challenge grant, which Rotary
will match with $100 million raised by its
members and supporters over the next three
years. As a spearheading partner in the
Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI),
Rotary's chief role is fundraising, advocacy
and mobilizing volunteers. The announce-
ment came during the Rotary International
Assembly, the humanitarian service organi-
zation's annual leadership conference.
“Rotarians, government leaders and health
professionals have made a phenomenal com-
mitment to get us to a point at which polio
afflicts only a small number of the world's
children," said Bill Gates, co-chair of the
Foundation Chair Jonathan Majivagbe said
the funding partnership will inspire other
polio eradication allies, both current and
new, to ramp up their support
f the B
Gates Foundation. “However, complete elim-
is difficult and will
With the support of the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, w'e are on the brink of
eradicating one of the most feared diseases in
the w'orld,” Majivagbe said. “This shared
commitment of Rotary and the Gates
Foundation should encourage governments
and nongovernmental organizations to
ensure that resources are available to end
polio once and for all."
“This partnership of Rotary and the Gates
Foundation offers a historic opportunity' to
rid the world of a disease that robs children
of their futures,” said RI President Dong
Kum Lee. "It is a significant boost toward
making real our dream of a polio-free world."
Rotary will spend the grant money in
ination of the polio virus.......................
continue to be difficult for a number of years.
direct support of immunization activities ear-
t nv the Global Polio Eradication
Rotary in particular has inspired my own
personal commitment to get deeply involved
in achieving eradication.’
In accepting the Gates challenge, Rotary
ried out by
Initiative, which is spearheaded by Rotarv
and its partners, the World Health
Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease
• See ROTAR\ page 3
last Ridge celebrates 100 dags
Chiseum Dent, who is a junior at Sweetwater High
School, was recently honored with the nomination to
attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on National
Security in Washington D.C. this spring, Feb. 10-15 2009.
His nomination was based on his exemplary academic per-
formance at Sweetwater High School.
The mission of the Forum on National Security is to rec-
ognize the nation's most outstanding high school scholars
and prepare them for a possible future career in govern-
They will be exploring American diplomacy, intelligence
and defense. They will go behind the scenes of the United
States diplomatic and national security policy-making
structure to experience, hands on how the United States
plans for peace and prepare for crisis; examine the most
advance military hardware and weaponry; and learn about
the latest intelligence strategies. He will meet with the
decision makers, diplomats and military leaders who are
charged with keeping our nation safe.
It is a six day forum packed full of meetings, seminars
and strategic decision making.
He is not only honored by this nomination, hut has been
greatly blessed by the generous financial support of com-
munity clubs and their members and other people in the
community. He is looking forward to making this trip.
As part of their studies of the story “100th Day Worries." East Ridge Elementary School
second graders wrote a summary and illustrated the beginning, middle and end. In con-
clusion, they built a pyramid diorama displaying their work. Pictured left to right are
Heaven Martinez, Stephanie Rubio, ( lint Sims, Gage Turnbow, Allison Martlett and
Rrianna Mortal. _
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Rodriguez, Tatiana. Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 67, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 3, 2009, newspaper, February 3, 2009; Sweetwater, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth577712/m1/1/: accessed June 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library.