Archive - Nov 1, 2013
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The wreck destroyed part of the wall on the west side of the bridge and the fire reached high enough temperatures to damage the concrete on top of the bridge. The driver climbed out of the window and was not injured in the wreck.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The bridge was recently completed after months of work after another 18-wheeler wreck caused major damage to the bridge last year, requiring the bridge to be rebuilt.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently received a $1,000 donation from the Maryneal Baptist Church for the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center.
Pictured left to right are Donna Boatright-Hospital Administrator, John Adams representing Maryneal Baptist Church and Wes Stafford-Cardiac Rehab Director.
There were many changes at the Relay For Life of Nolan County this year. It was in the fall, not spring; indoors, not outside at the track field; and all day, not all night! The one thing that didnâ€™t change was the amazing support from the community and the power of hope.
The County-City Library recently had a movie viewing of Hotel Transylvania in the community room.
Many members of the community attended the free event. Library staff members also offered free popcorn, pickles and drinks to those attending.
Organizers plan to have another movie viewing in December.
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 3. All clocks will need to be set back one hour. The standard time to change clocks, according to the Daylight Saving Time Web site, is at 2 a.m. The 2 a.m. changeover was chosen to ensure as little disruption as possible. At this time, most people are at home and when train travel was a major factor, the fewest trains were running at this time. The early morning time also prevents the time change from changing days, which would happen if the change occurred at midnight or 1 a.m.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God, located at 312 E. Ave. B, where Rev. Wayne Kirk is pastor, wishes to extend a personal invitation for everyone to attend a special service Sunday, Nov. 18, at the 6 p.m. services. You will be blessed by a music encounter with Bill and Carol Bartolomucci, from Whitesboro, TX.
Sweetwater Independent School District conducts a program for students with above average potential in academic and creative-productive thinking skills in grades K-12. This gifted education program is designed to challenge students to accelerate above and beyond the regular school curriculum.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team was all smiles on Wednesday after beating Snyder at Mustang Gym to earn a playoff berth.
The Lady Mustangs will take on Fabens at Crane High School in bi-district at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Pictured from left are, back row, head coach Liz Miller, Maddie Jones, Aly Heredia, Maddie Berry, Ziggy Collins, assistant coach Al Miller, Shaneese Brown, Mikeilah Foust, Kensi Chowning; front row, Morgan Gomez, Alexis Williams, Kayla Chowning and Mikki Reschman.
See related story in the Sports section online or on Pg. 12 of today's edition.
Check â€˜n Go, a leading provider of lending and financial services, has opened a new store in Sweetwater.
The grand opening was held on Oct. 28, at the new store, which is located at 811 Lamar Street. This storefront replaces a previous location on Northeast Georgia Avenue.
This Check â€˜n Go will offer consumers many financial solutions, including:
â€¢ Retail loans
â€¢ Check cashing
â€¢ Western Union services
â€¢ Prepaid cards
"Check â€˜n Go operates over 200 stores in Texas and we are excited to extend our operations in this new location," said store representatives.