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April 25th, 2013

Regional track to begin Friday

April 25, 2013

A large number of Nolan County high school athletes are traveling either west or south where they will com-pete in regional track meets that get started on Friday.
Sweetwater’s athletes will be at the Region I-3A meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, while athletes in Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland will all travel to San Angelo where they will be competing in the Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University.
Roscoe will be sending the largest contingent among the four county high schools, with 20 athletes — 11 boys and nine girls — ex-pected to be in San Angelo.

Highland regional boys qualifiers

April 25, 2013

Highland boys competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet on Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University are, from left, Sheldon Hall, Michael Hyde and Jacob Richburg.
Hall will be competing in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run; Hyde will be competing in the pole vault; and Richburg will compete in the high jump.
In addition to qualifying in track, Hyde was a regional medalist qualifier in golf.

Blackwell record setters

April 25, 2013

Pictured are Stephanie Metcalf and Jayden Jones of Blackwell, who earlier this spring broke school records that had been held for many years.
Metcalf ran the girls 100-meter dash in 13.18 seconds to break the 35-year-old school record of 13.23 seconds held by Marcy Messick. Meanwhile, Jones ran the boys 100-meter dash in 11.05 seconds, also setting a record and breaking the 17-year-old mark of 11.14 seconds set by Nathan Hayes.

Local weather for Thursday

April 25, 2013

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 66. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 56 and southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early weekend weather preview now.

April 24th

Time for Tapenades

April 24, 2013

The ripe olive is one of the most versatile foods in the pantry. While delicious on its own, olives also add flavor to a number of dishes from soups and salads to appetizers and entrees. One dish, that features olives predominantly and is as versatile as its main ingredient, is tapenade.

Kindergarten Round-Up planned at Southeast

April 24, 2013

On Tuesday, May 7, Sweetwater Independent School District will host Kindergarten Round-Up at Southeast Elementary School. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2013-2014 school year.

NCBR offering four scholarships

April 24, 2013

The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2013, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with expenses.

Paint the town purple!

April 24, 2013

An estimated 110, 470 Texans are diagnosed with cancer each year and 37,984 will not survive.
Nolan County is joining over 5,200 other communities worldwide to host the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an event to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us.
Relay For Life raises funds to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

Fire consumes Roscoe home

April 24, 2013

The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire north of Roscoe on FM 608 on Wednesday morning.
The owner of the house was plowing in a field nearby when he noticed smoke coming from it. It was vacant at the time.
Before fire trucks arrived, the entire house was engulfed in flames and was a total loss.

TSTC offering disaster relief for West, Texas

April 24, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is now collecting donations for those affected by the disaster in West, Texas. The donations will be delivered to the area on Friday, April 26. The public is encouraged to drop-off any donations at your local TSTC campus. Items needed include water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby items, blankets, towels, wash rags and clothing and shoes for men, women and children, etc.

 

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