The First Responder's Appreciation and Recognition Dinner was held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The dinner honored the Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, the Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, the Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, the Sweetwater Fire Department, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, the Sweetwater Police Department and the Roscoe Police Department.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, the Sweetwater High School Marching Band competed in the Big Country Marching Festival in Abilene. For the second straight week, the Mighty Mustang Band came away with straight 1s from all judges.
Due to rain, the event was moved indoors, but Sweetwater was still able to march their show in front of an enthusiastic home crowd which included SHS principal Stacey Jones and many supporters, parents and friends.