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October 4th

Stanley Ford providing free fingerprints, IDS for children

October 4, 2013

Stanley Ford in Sweetwater is inviting the public to the dealership at 8 a.m. on Saturday, as they will be providing ID and fingerprints for all children, free of charge.
There will be plenty of food and activities for the children including food and festivities. For more information, contact Robert Barrett at 236-6355.

Texas Railroad Commissioner Craddick speaks at Shale Show

October 4, 2013

Texas Railroad Commissioner, Christi Craddick, spoke Wednesday at the first Shale Show, held at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater. Craddick, who has West Texas ties, expressed her gratitude for being asked to speak at the event and also her excitement with the developments of the new Cline Shale, and with the continuing progress of established shales, which has contributed $12 billion in industry to the state of Texas.

Skeet shoot tonight

October 4, 2013

The Highland freshman class will be hosting an evening skeet shoot tonight beginning at 8 p.m. The event will be at the 4H Shooting Range.
A stocked concession stand will be serving the following items: Sausage wraps, candy, homemade desserts, sodas, chips and coffee.
Cost will be $10 per round, per person. (Each round is approximately 25 shots.) Chances will be available on a Barnett “Jackal” crossbow.
Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.

Wal-Mart donates to SMS teachers

October 4, 2013

The local Wal-Mart recently donated 20 gift cards to teachers at Sweetwater Middle School. The names were drawn randomly.
Winners were (shown above in no particular order) Jamie Smith, Tony Cortez, Judith Kitchens, Shawna Clecker, Larry Hopple, Joy Coleman, Treva LeBleu, James Perry, Rachel Allen, Jill Locklar, Sherri Whittenburg, Chad Copeland, Carola Martin, Tiffany Rawlings, Crystal Hamlin, Tony Heredia, Lavada Tucker.
Not pictured are Karla Lambert and Jessica Withrow.
Also shown are Wal-Mart employees Gretchen Venzor and Sally Peña.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

October 4, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Winds will be breezy with a south wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 52 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the north-northwest and during the evening we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
And get ready for the cold front that comes through this weekend! Highs will be in the upper 60s/low 70s, while weekend lows will be in the upper 40s. Winds will be from the northwest and breezy on Saturday, but will decrease by Sunday night.

October 3rd

Golf tourney to benefit Nick Barton

October 3, 2013

A benefit golf tournament will be hosted on Saturday to benefit the family of local paramedic Nick Barton who was injured in a motorcycle accident in Fisher County in August.
Barton was taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock in critical condition after the wreck occurred and he sustained several broken bones and brain damage.
The Barton family is facing a number of visits to the hospital and rehab facilities in the future. Barton is not expected to return to work anytime in the near future and the family is on the verge of having very little income and needs help.

Local companies take part in Shale Show

October 3, 2013

The first Shale Show took place this week at the Nolan County Coliseum complex in Sweetwater with roughly 200 indoor and outdoor oil industry exhibits set-up.
Exhibitors arrived from more than a dozen states and from all energy regions of Texas. Exhibits include drilling rigs, helicopter ambulance, dozens of heavy vehicles indoors and out, two buildings of indoor trade show booths, high-profile speakers, etc.
Shown is local business Crane Services, Inc. with Chris Martin at the booth. Find more photos in Page 3 of today's edition.

George P. Bush speaks at 2013 Shale Show

October 3, 2013

George P. Bush, son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, made a stop in Sweetwater for the Shale Show on Wednesday afternoon. Bush, who is a candidate for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, is the founding partner of St. Augustine Partners, LLC, of Fort Worth.
Bush briefly touched on two areas he feels need the most improvement in the state of Texas - education and energy. He explained that, as Texans, we can do a better job in education. "We need to raise our standards," said Bush.

‘Doug Dynasty’ at Chamber Coffee

October 3, 2013

Doug Sitter State Farm hosted a “Doug Dynasty” themed Chamber Coffee Wednesday morning.
Doug and his wife Brandi, along with his staff, dressed up as Duck Dynasty characters. Halloween themed treats were served and a door prize was given away.
Shown above are Gloria Solis, Jessica Rangel, Tanessa Chance, Brandi Sitter, one of the door prize winners Terilyn Ludlum and Doug Sitter.

Local forecast for Thursday

October 3, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be breezy with a south wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 70 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Get an early weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

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