June 18th, 2015

Hunt places 2nd at Junior Golf tourney

June 18, 2015

ABILENE — Michael Hunt of Sweetwater tied for second place in the boys 16-18 year-old division after shooting 71-78-149 at a West Texas Junior Open golf tournament earlier this week that was held at both Abilene Country Club and the club’s Fairway Course.

Find out more in Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Benefit tourney is set

June 18, 2015

In conjunction with the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Sweetwater Country Club will host a golf tournament Saturday, June 20 to benefit wounded military veterans and their families.

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Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

June 18, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be calm and then shift to the southwest around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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June 17th

Roscoe Collegiate students participate in State 4-H Round-Up

June 17, 2015

Roscoe Collegiate students participating in the Nolan County 4-H recently attended the State 4-H Round-Up in College Station and returned home with many honors.
Senior division - Microbiology
First: Juan Sanchez, Olivia Saddler, Samantha Ortega

Animal Science
First: Ray Bohall
Second: Spencer Little
Third: Aaron Thomas

Animal Science - Intermediate
Second: Joshua Stegge, Alfonso Islas

Plant Science - Intermediate
Second: Jaci Alexander, Jaleigh Morales

State Best
First: Juan Sanchez, Olivia Saddler, Samantha Ortega
Third: Ray Bohall

FUMC to host music camp

June 17, 2015

First United Methodist Church (FUMC), located at 309 Cedar in Sweetwater, will hold its annual Music Camp for children entering Pre-K through sixth grade from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.

Get all the details in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Carnival in town tonight through Saturday

June 17, 2015

The Pride of Texas Shows will be in Sweetwater for the remainder of the week for families to enjoy some local, summertime fun at the carnival. Weather permitting, hours will be 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. from Wednesday, June 17 through Saturday, June 20.
The carnival will be stationed on Highway 419, where the carnival takes place during the Sweetwater Jaycees' World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup every March. Armbands will cost $25 per person for unlimited rides on the day of purchase.

Read more in Wednesday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Summer sports camp schedule

June 17, 2015

Sweetwater will hold a softball, football and tennis camp to round out the summer. Get all the details in Wednesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Sweetwater's weather for Wednesday

June 17, 2015

Today, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will be in the area, with partly sunny skies and a high near 82. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 68 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will become calm in the evening.
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June 16th

Summer reading club kicks off at Library

June 16, 2015

The summer reading program recently kicked off at the County-City Library with guest reader “Molly Lou Melon” (Jane Pieper). The theme for this year’s program is Super Hero Training Academy. There will be a different reader and activity each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the library.

Meningococcal Disease: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

June 16, 2015

Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness that is caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus. These illnesses are often severe and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia).

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