Archive - 2014 - News Article

October 16th

Oct. 14 proclaimed World Polio Day

October 16, 2014

Local Rotarians (from left) John McPherson, Brian Frieda, Jeremy Dodd, Walt May, Russ Petty, Michael Ables and PDG Cesar Caro are joined by Commissioner Jerod Peek, City Manager Eddie Brown and Mayor Jim McKenzie during McKenzie's proclamation that Oct. 14 hereby be known as World Polio Day. The Rotary Club has played an instrumental role in providing preventative measures for polio worldwide over the decades.

Thursday's local events

October 16, 2014

Today, October 16, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And at 12:30 p.m., the Sweetwater LIFT (Living is for Today) luncheon will be held at The Center at TSTC.
Call 325-670-6999 to make a reservation for the buffet lunch (there is a cost to lunch). There will be a program.

Local forecast for Thursday

October 16, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and southern winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

October 15th

Firefighters battle I-20 truck fire

October 15, 2014

East bound traffic was diverted on Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 20 near mile marker 256 due to a truck loaded with tires catching fire. Sweetwater Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder Fire Department all worked to extinguish the blaze.

Meet the Candidates well attended

October 15, 2014

Many area residents attended a Meet the Candidate event at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse on Tuesday evening. Candidates for all political parties in local races answered written questions from the audience. Richard Ferguson with KXOX AM/FM was the moderator for the event. Shown are Whitley May and Pete Sheridan, both running for Nolan County Judge, Jamie Clem and Jerry Hunt, both running for District Clerk; and Doug Alexander and Terry Locklar, both running for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Shown standing is Richard Ferguson.

County Clerk to test voting equipment

October 15, 2014

The Nolan County Clerk's Office will be testing the electronic tabulation equipment for local elections at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The public is invited to observe testing.

Area youth to transcribe Sweetwater Cemetery

October 15, 2014

Janie Davis, one of the major Nolan County genealogists, had expressed the concern that the Sweetwater Cemetery had not been transcribed since 1992. That's when logistics began to be discussed to accomplish this goal via a youth service project. Davis met with Carrie Lunt, Young Women's President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for this area, about the project which will involve 80 to 100 youth ages 12 to 18 and their youth leaders.

Pick up Wednesday's edition to see the full story.

October 14th

Rotarians, TSTC host visiting Malawians

October 14, 2014

The southeast African nation of Malawi is known as the "Warm Heart of Africa," a nickname which rings true for the more than dozen Sweetwater residents who have made the 9,200 mile journey to Malawi over the years.
Malawians are often described as generous and hospitable, hence the moniker. But Malawi is also one of the poorest, underdeveloped nations in the world, with the average rural worker earning between $1-2 per day.

See the full story in Tuesday's paper.

I-20 closed eastbound near mile marker 255

October 14, 2014

A truck fire in Nolan County has caused the closure of eastbound I-20 near mile marker 255 for approximately two miles. Drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route until the scene is cleared.

October 13th

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days. (AP)

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