Archive - 2014 - News Article

October 20th

Tetanus: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

October 20, 2014

Tetanus (lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases. Several vaccines are used to prevent tetanus among children, adolescents and adults including DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Volunteers sought for Pumpkins on the Porch event

October 20, 2014

The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for the annual Pumpkins on the Porch, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25.
According to museum director Melonnie Hicks, additional volunteers are needed this year. To assist in Pumpkins on the Porch, contact Hicks at 236-0066.

Learn more in Monday's edition.

SHS Band Booster Club hosts Zombie Run

October 20, 2014

The Sweetwater Band Booster Club hosted a Zombie Run on Saturday with SHS band members as the zombies. Shown are Casey Whoolery-Pratt and Kayla Wofford waiting to scare runners.

Find more photos in Monday's print edition.

TSTC to host culinary class

October 20, 2014

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will host a culinary class from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Culinary Classroom. The cost of the class is $35. The class is entitled, "Soup Trade Secrets from Chef Kayleen and Chef Brin."

Learn more in Monday's print edition.

Events scheduled for Monday

October 20, 2014

Tonight, October 20, there will be a Goodfellows meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Fire Station.
Goodfellows mission is to provide food and toys to needy children and their families during the Christmas Holidays. Those who would like to help be a part of this organization are asked to attend the meeting.
Also starting at 5:30 p.m., Hoyt Place, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue, will have a Wild, Wild Country Western Party on Monday, October 20, 2014 until 7:30 p.m.

Local forecast for Monday

October 20, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 77. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 58 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph.
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October 17th

Cline Shale Alliance hosts Sweetwater luncheon

October 17, 2014

Individuals and businesses involved in oil and gas operations had the chance to network Friday at the Cline Shale Luncheon at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Hosted by the Cline Shale Alliance, about 50 people attended the luncheon, which featured speakers regarded as experts in the industry, including former mayor Greg Wortham and Ken Becker, the current executive director for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED).

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Grand Jury indicts 21

October 17, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 21 people. Seven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethon Lee Dillon was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

See the entire story in our weekend edition.

Chapman wins Home Free concert package

October 17, 2014

Maura Chapman (center) was the winner of tickets to the country band Home Free, which will be playing Saturday in Abilene. The band won
Season 4 of The Sing-Off and Chapman won two backstage passes, pictures with the band, two tickets, a CD and a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery. The contest was sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter and all proceeds go to Cornerstone Christian School in Sweetwater. Joining Chapman is Stephanie Baker with Cornerstone Christian School (left) and Sweetwater Reporter General Manager Zela Armstrong.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.

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