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October 18th

Mustang Readers visit J.P. Cowen

October 18, 2013

Mustang Readers — members of the Sweetwater Mustang football team that visit local elementary schools in uniform and read to students — visited J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center to read to students.
Readers attending were Kendal Ray, Andrew Davis, Michael Lawrence, Jay Lomas, Kelton Ray and Trey Harvey.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

October 18, 2013

Today we'll see a high near 71, with cloudy skies and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph. We'll also have a 30% chance of showers, with the possibility of thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30% before 2 a.m.; otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 42. Winds will be breezy with an east-northeast wind at 10 to 20 mph, becoming northern after midnight.
This weekend, we'll have sunny skies with highs climbing from the low 60s on Saturday to the mid 70s on Sunday. Weekend lows will be in the high 40/low 50s.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

October 17th

Roscoe represented on TMCN Council

October 17, 2013

Roscoe is a member of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization will host the 20th Annual Texas Midwest Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abilene Civic Center. The event kicks off a milestone year for the organization with the theme “Making a Difference.” It will be a day of celebrating local leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Mayor Pete Porter and City Administrator Cody Thompson represent Roscoe on the TMCN Council.

BNSF groundbreaking scheduled for Tuesday

October 17, 2013

The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, or SEED, is collaborating with Fairmount Minerals and Sweetwater Switching CO. to host the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Groundbreaking Event scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 11 a.m. at the BNSF Logistics Center, located at 900 E. 17th Street.
The event was announced during the SEED board meeting held on Monday morning during the update given by the entity's asst. marketing/admin. director Kirstin Smith.

Chamber welcomes Terry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice

October 17, 2013

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Terry's Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice on Wednesday morning. Located at 109 Locust Street (the blue building behind the Texas Theater), the shop first opened on Labor Day weekend. Terry's is owned and operated by Terry and Carol Frye of Sweetwater. Karen Peyton is the store manager with Kayla Fite helping out as well. Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and community members, along with the Future Sweetwater group were in attendance for the ceremony.

Burn ban remains off for county

October 17, 2013

At Monday morning's Nolan County commissioners' meeting, approval was given to a software contract to provide a database program for the county and district attorney's offices.
Lisa Peterson, the county attorney, explained that the current software had been purchased in 2000. While the company stopped supporting the software a couple years ago, the county still used the software, but now it is no longer working.

Students enjoy Healthy Munchie Mondays at SMS

October 17, 2013

Sweetwater Middle School students enjoy Healthy Munchie Mondays in their nutrition elective class.
Every Monday the campus nurse, Tiffany Rotan and her nutrition class, create a healthy and easy to make after school snack. This past Monday, everyone enjoyed fruit kabobs and a fat free fruit dip.
Pictured from left to right are Tres Ortega, Jordan Hoover, Daneeka Hickman, Michaela Currie, Lillie Neves, Salena Hutson, Samantha Jones, Tristan Trevizo, Madelyn Alcala-Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Derrick Palacios and Nathan Garcia.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

October 17, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 52 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

October 16th

Local Round-Up for Rehab event this month at SCC

October 16, 2013

The Sweetwater Round-Up for Rehab event is a fun opportunity to once again to help out patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, some of whom are from this area. It’s the annual Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater that raises much-needed funds for the REHAB Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29.
Last year’s event raised a record $62,260.

Kristine Mirelle to return to Municipal Auditorium stage

October 16, 2013

Kristine Mirelle will return to Sweetwater for the Sweetest Day Benefit Concert Saturday, Oct. 19. She will be one of three female musicians performing that night, starting at 6 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Mirelle was one of the first performers to play on the new electronic baby grand piano at the Municipal Auditorium last December.
Music began at the piano for Mirelle, who grew up in Roswell, N.M., and began taking piano lessons when she was just four years old.

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