Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article

June 28th

SEED hosts Cline Shale public forum

June 28, 2013

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), the sales tax entity that is responsible for Economic Development in Sweetwater, hosted a Cline Shale public forum for those interested in learning more about the Cline Shale Oil Play and how it affects West Texas. The forum was held on Thursday, June 27, in the Historic Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.

Immunize children now — don’t wait until school starts

June 28, 2013

SNCHD to host Immunization Fun Day
By Linda Kite
SNCHD Public Health Promotion Coordinator

Broadway Baptist Church to host free Forgiven concert

June 28, 2013

We have all heard the question, “Would you let your doctor work on your car or let your mechanic perform your surgery?” We live in a day of specialists. My father use to say of a person, “He is a jack of all trades and a master of none.” That generally means a person can do a little bit of everything, but can’t do anything great. 

Twenty young women sought for Underwater LEGO robotics camp

June 28, 2013

The Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp will take place July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Roscoe Collegiate High School. Twenty young women ages 14-18 will participate in the camp. There are no fees as the camp is research project funded. Participants just have to fill out a research evaluation on what they learned at the end of the camp.

McDonald’s restaurant grand opening planned for midnight on July 1

June 28, 2013

The wait is over. McDonald's in Sweetwater will officially be open to the public at midnight on July 1. The restaurant closed on March 31 and was completely knocked down and rebuilt in the same location at 201 NE Georgia. The new store will be open 24/7 in both lobby and drive-thru.
During the Grand Opening, from midnight to 5 a.m. Big Macs will be sold for just $1 each.

Adams gives presentation on water and conservation

June 28, 2013

Dale Adams, the General Manager of the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District, presented an informative program of water and conservation to the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club during their weekly, noontime meeting held at Broadway Baptist Church.
Within Nolan County, three aquifers are present: the Edwards-Trinity, the Blaine and the Dockum. Visuals were provided showing the placement of the three water sources and their proximity to cities within the county.

Local weekend weather

June 28, 2013

It just keeps getting hotter!
Today we'll see a high near 106 with sunny skies, with a southwest wind around 10 mph. Thankfully, the winds will become northern in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 76 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday's high will top out around the century mark, but we'll have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the entire weekend. Sunday will bring a decrease in temperatures, as the high will be around 90. Weekend lows will be in the lower 70s.
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June 27th

NCBR awards four college scholarships

June 27, 2013

The Nolan County Board of Realtors was very excited at the number of applicants who applied for their $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was made available to all of the graduating high school seniors in Nolan County, planning to further their education. "The NCBR Scholarship Committee was also very impressed with the number of applicants that were qualified to receive this award. It was a very difficult job for the selection committee."

Federal healthcare overhaul to affect SISD

June 27, 2013

During Thursday's meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, discussion was held on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the changes made by the federal government on health insurance--and how it will affect the school district.
According to SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman, substitute teachers who work over 30 hours a week would have to be offered health care by the district. The ACA specifies that an employee who works 30 hours a week is at full-time work status.

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for RPMH remodeled gift shop

June 27, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital staff and administration, gift shop Purple People Greeters, and Sweetwater community members gathered at the newly remodeled RPMH gift shop for a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Tuesday morning.
Purple People Greeters, volunteers who run the gift shop among many other duties, are Barbara Williams, Peggy Otwell, Pearl Atkins, Edna Sowell, Billie Diddle, Rose Ann Elston, Phyllis Morris and Johnnie Gainey.

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