Archive - Nov 13, 2010


This week’s basketball

November 13, 2010

Roscoe jr high boys host Munday, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe jr high girls at Munday, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland jr high teams at Ira starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell jr high teams at Bronte starting at 5 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV girls host Brecken-ridge (both gyms), 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls and JV boys host Hawley (both gyms), 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity boys host Hawley, 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams host Blackwell starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Robert Lee starting at 4 p.m.

Dr. Johnie Dow Starkey

November 13, 2010

Trent — Dr. Johnie Dow Starkey, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University went to join the Lord Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 2010. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Trent United Methodist Church, 226 N. Mesquite in Trent, TX, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. 

East Ridge supports Goodfellows

November 13, 2010

East Ridge Elementary and Sweetwater ISD show their support for a worthwhile local program that helps provide food and toys to needy families during the holiday season in Nolan County. Sweetwater Goodfellows food and toy drop boxes have been placed at schools and various businesses around Sweetwater. Starting Monday, Nov. 15, East Ridge Elementary will be sending out a challenge to it's students to bring in 100 or more food or toys items to be placed in the Goodfellows drop box. For every 100 items the students and faculty bring in a special treat will be provided.

Support for Tenaska debatable

November 13, 2010

Community support for the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center is debatable. While 47% of Sweetwater residents are in favor of the proposed plant being built, 36% oppose its construction, and 17% are unsure whether the plant should be built.
Although a little less than half (47%) of Sweetwater residents support the construction of the plant, fewer than one in three (28%) support selling local water to Tenaska.

37th Annual Christmas Craft Show planned

November 13, 2010

On Dec. 4 and 5, the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257 will be hosting their 37th Annual Christmas Craft Show at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The craft show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. Admission is free and door prize drawings will be held every 30 minutes. For more information about available vendor spaces and rental fees, contact any Elks Lodge member or call Lola at 325-235-8157.

Masons to host Thanksgiving dinner

November 13, 2010

Sweetwater Masonic Lodge 571 will host their annual Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting has been called the present the Golden Trowel award to Brother Herman (Lindy) Lindeman and the Community Builder award to Mr. Tom Henderson.

Highland Height to host gospel talent brunch

November 13, 2010

Highland Heights United Methodist Church here in Sweetwater will host a community-wide event — the Second Annual Sweetwater's Got Talent Gospel Brunch.
The theme is a "gospel brunch" and all are invited to attend. It will be held on from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in the fellowship hall of the church, located at 1801 Lamar Street. There will be no preaching nor a church service, just a good time to enjoy a good meal and share talents and a good time.

Pecan Show slated for Nov. 17

November 13, 2010

Texas AgriLife Extension Service is proud to announce that the 2010 Abilene Area Pecan Show will be held Nov. 17, 2010. Residents of Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Nolan, Fisher and Taylor Counties are invited to submit their pecans for competition and judging.
To enter the 2010 Abilene Area Pecan Show, submit 42 nuts of each pecan variety in a resealable, plastic bag to the Taylor County Extension Office. Entries began being accepted Monday, Nov. 8 ; however, all entries are due to the Taylor County Extension Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 .

County Commission holds special meeting

November 13, 2010

Even with the cold weather, their hasn't been enough precipitation in Nolan County to avoid a burn ban.
A burn ban was put in place for Nolan County on Wednesday, Nov. 10 during a special meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners. Other surrounding counties have installed a burn ban as well.
Also at the meeting, votes from the recent election were also canvased. All the votes were accepted by the commissioners.

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