Archive - 2014
Nathan Smith with Texas Farm Bureau, along with volunteers from the Nolan County Farm Bureau, recently spoke to fourth and fifth graders at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Smith travels to 25-30 schools each year to connect students with the agriculture industry and to "teach the students where their food comes from, who grows the food they enjoy each day." Shown left are Johnny Ussery, Jimmie Joy, Mark Morrow and Nathan Smith.
â€™Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.
At this year's Abilene Area Pecan Show held in Abilene, Nolan County was well represented by Roscoe native Jim Boston, who garnered several awards.
Out of eleven entries, Boston won first place in an assortment of categories: Other Varieties (Classic and New Division); and Cheyenne, Hopi, Onocee, and Pawnee (Commercial Division). His first-place win in Variety Seedlings (Classic and New Division) earned him the honor of Grand Champion, while winning first place in Sioux (Commercial Division) garnered him a Grand Champion medal.
See the full story in the weekend edition.
Today, December 19, the Pioneer Museum, located at 610 E. Third Street, will have special hours. The museum will be open from 2-6 p.m. and will offer refreshments and cookies for guests.
On Saturday, Highland ISD will be having their local stockshow.Â This show is sponsored by the Highland Ag Boosters and will begin at 11 a.m.Â at the new Ag Facility located behind the school.Â
There will be a dedication of the new building to Herman Henson, a past Ag teacher of Highland, around noon.Â The Ag Boosters will have a concession stand and will be cooking hamburgers for the noon meal.Â
Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 48 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
For this weekend, we should see highs in the middle to upper 50s, with winds from the south around 5 to 10 mph. Weekend lows will be in the lower 40s.
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Local residents may have noticed pipeline work that lately has been taking place around Sweetwater.
The line, which is owned by oil giant Sunoco, is being implemented to transport West Texas crude oil to the company's tank facility in Corsicana.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
Members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD) â€”Â Sweetwater's premiere roller derby league â€”Â donates a portion of its proceeds to a different charitable organization after each bout. The final recipient of the year was Goodfellows, which provides toys and gifts to local kids in need.
Accepting the check on behalf of Goodfellows was Audrey Turnbow (third from right), owner of Twisted T Liquor & Gifts. Representing DHRD were (from left) Midon Wingo (Above Rubies); Ashley Silva; Melissa Winslow (Maully Pop); Jessica Parks (Ariel Assault) and Angelique Wells (Tye or Die).
Sweetwater boys host Coleman â€” freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at Bangs â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe girls at Stamford â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity teams host Guthrie starting at 2 p.m.
Blackwell varsity teams host Paint Rock (district opener for boys) starting at 6:15 p.m.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday.
Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.
We'll see some patchy fog this morning before 9 am; otherwise, we should see mostly sunny skies with a high near 61. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming northern in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 40 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After 9 p.m., a 40 percent chance of showers will come into the area.
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