Archive - Oct 16, 2013

Local Round-Up for Rehab event this month at SCC

October 16, 2013

The Sweetwater Round-Up for Rehab event is a fun opportunity to once again to help out patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, some of whom are from this area. It’s the annual Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater that raises much-needed funds for the REHAB Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29.
Last year’s event raised a record $62,260.

Kristine Mirelle to return to Municipal Auditorium stage

October 16, 2013

Kristine Mirelle will return to Sweetwater for the Sweetest Day Benefit Concert Saturday, Oct. 19. She will be one of three female musicians performing that night, starting at 6 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Mirelle was one of the first performers to play on the new electronic baby grand piano at the Municipal Auditorium last December.
Music began at the piano for Mirelle, who grew up in Roswell, N.M., and began taking piano lessons when she was just four years old.

SPD recommends online system to help citizens keep track of valuables

October 16, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable -- and invaluable -- personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, the Sweetwater Police Department says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at

Several items discussed at county meeting

October 16, 2013

Discussion was held during Monday's Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on the possibility of having a county credit card for travel purposes.
Zach Wilcox with the Nolan County Extension Office made the presentation to the commissioners. He is currently in the process of booking hotel rooms for stock shows coming up in the first part of 2014, and it has continued to be a challenge to do so without a credit card and through the use of checks in the past.

Kenneth Paul Bewley

October 16, 2013

Kenneth Paul Bewley, age 74, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Clower and Dusty Lovell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Local Sports Calendar

October 16, 2013

Cross Country
Blackwell runners will be competing at district meet in Water Valley.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams at Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘B’ and ‘A’ teams at Midland Greenwood, 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Roscoe junior high and JV host Ranger at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high and JV at Water Valley at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.

Football Player of the Week

October 16, 2013

Andrew Davis is Sweet-water’s Football Player of the Week.
Davis, in his first start at center, was credited with six pancake blocks, good snaps and no sacks allowed against Snyder this past Friday.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

October 16, 2013

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 58. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 45 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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