Archive - 2014
Maura Chapman (center) was the winner of tickets to the country band Home Free, which will be playing Saturday in Abilene. The band won
Season 4 of The Sing-Off and Chapman won two backstage passes, pictures with the band, two tickets, a CD and a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery. The contest was sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter and all proceeds go to Cornerstone Christian School in Sweetwater. Joining Chapman is Stephanie Baker with Cornerstone Christian School (left) and Sweetwater Reporter General Manager Zela Armstrong.
Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.
Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus will be spreading his message during the morning worship service at Champion Baptist Church in Roscoe beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, then again Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Rhema Valley Church in Sweetwater.
Also featured in this week's Religion page is Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).
Pick up Friday's edition to learn more.
Three Sweetwater schools will have the opportunity to hear the iconic and legendary Light Crust Doughboys perform next week, prior to their performance next month at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series.
Learn more in Friday's print edition.
Madison Black and Peggy Parrott of the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center receive a $1,250 from Josh Walden, Danny Wann and Roy Mize of the Nolan County Cruisers, which organizes car shows in the area.
Read more in Friday's print edition.
City, county and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital notables gathered Thursday for a symbolic groundbreaking at the site of new facilities at the medical center.
Learn more in Friday's print edition.
ROBY â€” Gordon Barron Wetsel, 61, passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at his home in Roby. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Roby, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2-2:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Roby.
Last weekâ€™s 26-8 win over Miles in its 6-2A opener was a good first step for Roscoeâ€™s football team in its bid to return to prominence.
Read the full story in Friday's edition in Sports.
Today, October 17, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, located at 1801 Lamar Street will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. There is an electric cooktop, television sets, punchbowl sets and lots of miscellaneous.
Several events are lined up on Saturday, such as the 4th Annual â€śBBQ-ing in the Windâ€ť Steak Cook Off in Roscoe during the West Texas Wind Festival.
Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
We're looking at pleasant temperatures throughout the weekend, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Nighttime lows will be in the mid 50s up to 60 on Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.