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Pictured is Heather Gesin with Wal-Mart manager Angee White. Wal-Mart generously donated a $100 gift card to Coats 4 Kids.
With the gift card, Gesin was able to purchase five new coats, bringing the total to 62 donated this year.
Texas State Technical College Sweetwater campus will again play host to the annual Nolan County Health Fair. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center, will feature approximately 40 Big Country area vendors.
Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 66. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 58 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. We'll also have a 50% chance of rain this evening.
Learn more now at weather.gov.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The wreck destroyed part of the wall on the west side of the bridge and the fire reached high enough temperatures to damage the concrete on top of the bridge. The driver climbed out of the window and was not injured in the wreck.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The bridge was recently completed after months of work after another 18-wheeler wreck caused major damage to the bridge last year, requiring the bridge to be rebuilt.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently received a $1,000 donation from the Maryneal Baptist Church for the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center.
Pictured left to right are Donna Boatright-Hospital Administrator, John Adams representing Maryneal Baptist Church and Wes Stafford-Cardiac Rehab Director.
There were many changes at the Relay For Life of Nolan County this year. It was in the fall, not spring; indoors, not outside at the track field; and all day, not all night! The one thing that didnâ€™t change was the amazing support from the community and the power of hope.
The County-City Library recently had a movie viewing of Hotel Transylvania in the community room.
Many members of the community attended the free event. Library staff members also offered free popcorn, pickles and drinks to those attending.
Organizers plan to have another movie viewing in December.
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 3. All clocks will need to be set back one hour. The standard time to change clocks, according to the Daylight Saving Time Web site, is at 2 a.m. The 2 a.m. changeover was chosen to ensure as little disruption as possible. At this time, most people are at home and when train travel was a major factor, the fewest trains were running at this time. The early morning time also prevents the time change from changing days, which would happen if the change occurred at midnight or 1 a.m.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God, located at 312 E. Ave. B, where Rev. Wayne Kirk is pastor, wishes to extend a personal invitation for everyone to attend a special service Sunday, Nov. 18, at the 6 p.m. services. You will be blessed by a music encounter with Bill and Carol Bartolomucci, from Whitesboro, TX.