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July 21st


July 21, 2014

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Elroy Butler

July 21, 2014

Sweetwater — Elroy Butler, age 81, of Rotan, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Bronte Church of Christ in Bronte with John Driggers officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the funeral home.

Terminators are headed to national tourney

July 21, 2014

The Texas Terminators, a 12-and-under softball team, go to Bloomington, Indiana later this week to play in an ASA national softball tour-nament that will run from July 27 through Aug. 3.
The Terminators will be one of about 30 teams who are expected to play in the national tournament, and are one of five Texas entries. The tournament will begin with pool play on Monday, July 28, followed by a double-elimination format.

Team Chip owners, instructors receive continuing education

July 21, 2014

June 30-July 2, Lonnie Mendez, Eric and Amanda Martinez and other instructors and owners of Team Chip, traveled to Las Vegas for continuing education and training at the annual MAIA Supershow. There were five Team Chip schools represented at the event. There they attended many seminars and sessions with some of the best martial arts businessman, leaders and instructors. From 7 a.m. training with Bill "Superfoot" Wallace and UFC Fighter, Matt Hughes, to business, retention, advertising and much more. Master instructor Chip Townsend was a seminar speaker at the event.

Mustang Football Camp set next week

July 21, 2014

A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 23-25 at Mustang Bowl from 8-11 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.
The cost of the camp is $30, and all campers will receive individual instruction from members of the Mustang coaching staff. The camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates.
Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School.

Jump Rope Camp set for August

July 21, 2014

Jump Rope Camp is August 4-6, for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth. Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym. Forms need to be turned in by June 30. Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail

Volleyball camp slated for Aug. 6-8

July 21, 2014

A volleyball camp will be held Aug. 6-8 at the Sweetwater Middle School gym for students who are entering grades 4-8. The camp will be held each day at the gym, located on 305 Lamar Street, from 4-6:30 p.m. A fee will be charged and includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. A concession stand will be open for snacks and drinks. The goal of this year’s camp is to improve players’ skills in volleyball for the upcoming season with instruction through games and fun. Please contact Jill Locklar at (325) 320-4800 or Nancy Escobar at (325) 236-5939.

Monday's local events

July 21, 2014

Starting today, July 21, Lighthouse Assembly of God will have Vacation Bible School.
The program will run each day through Friday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 412 Newman.
Also, the Nolan County Chapter of AARP will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the SNAP building.
A business meeting and musical program will be presented, and a covered dish meal will be served so bring a dish. All that are interested are welcome to attend.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

July 21, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Heat index values could get as high as 102. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 76 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit to learn more.

Great White to perform in Sweetwater next month

July 21, 2014

Great White will be performing in Sweetwater on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the opening bands will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que, Local Loan and Pawn, The Flower Box and Gifts and the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

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