Archive - 2014 - News Article

July 1st

Health Department gives Summer health tips

July 1, 2014

Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, would like to offer some summer health tips to the public:
1. Drink plenty of water; your body needs it to prevent dehydration during warm summer days. Take bottles of water with you, if you're going out for any length of time. Remember, infants and toddlers can become dehydrated much more easily than adults, so be sure they get lots of liquids.

Teen Book Club meets at library

July 1, 2014

Pictured are members of the Teen Book Club at their weekly meeting at the County-City Library.
Jillian Virgin, Victoria Peña, Sonora Medellin, Bella Peña and Veronica Caballero, along with Library Director Erica Caballero are reading "If I Stay," by Gayle Forman. Once the group has finished the book, they will see the movie in theaters.
The Teen Book Club also purchased the movie license and television for library use.

Best Western to host Chamber Coffee

July 1, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Best Western, located at 300 NW Georgia Ave.
The Best Western is owned by Dipal Patel and is operated by Tanya Actell. The hotel was founded in 2007 by West Lone Star LTD and employs 17 people. Best Western has won several awards, including Best Western Director's Award in 2012, Best Western Companion Award in 2013 and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014.

Tuesday's local events

July 1, 2014

Today, July 1 kicks off a three-day Mustang Junior Golf Clinic at the Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. The clinic will run Tuesday through Thursday, July 1-3.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. A fee will be charged, but family discounts are available.
For more information, call Ashley Timm at (325) 338-8055 or Don Timm at (325) 235-8093.
Starting at 10 a.m., the County-City Library will have its Adult Literacy/ESL class.

Local forecast for Tuesday

July 1, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 30 percent tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 70. Winds will come from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

June 30th

Lions Club to host 4th of July Parade

June 30, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.

Shaving for a cause

June 30, 2014

First Baptist Church hosted Vacation Bible School this past week. They used "Agency D3" (Discover, Decide, Defend) curriculum from Lifeway and raised money for missions.
They raised $483 — enough money to send clean water to a village and a goat to a family through Heifer International. As a reward for the fund raising effort, Lisa Eaker kissed a goat, Renee Ross took a pie to the face and Tique Hamilton shaved his beard (shown).

Early morning house fire consumes home

June 30, 2014

An early morning fire that began around 5 a.m. on Monday engulfed a home near Fifteenth and Vine Streets in Sweetwater.
The house was a total loss and was caused by an electrical problem with an air conditioning unit that was in a front window of the home. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.

DHRD donates to Meals on Wheels

June 30, 2014

Shown are members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD), Amber Wingo and Jessica Parks, presenting a check to SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) Director Tonya Challis. Also pictured are (left to right) Pete Crain, Bill Conger, Wes Barns and Johnie Bailey.
Proceeds from the Oh Snap! Summer Slam, the most recent DHRD home game, went to the SNAP and Meals on Wheels Program.
"We really appreciate the donation," said Challis.

A look at Monday's local events

June 30, 2014

Forms for Jump Rope Camp are due today, June 30. The camp will be held August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth.
Third and fourth graders will attend from 9 a.m. to noon, and Kindergarten through second graders will attend from 1-3 p.m. Camp will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail rajeania.pittman@sweetwaterisd.net.
In addition, the 3rd Annual Teen Book Club will meet at the County-City Library today at 1:30 p.m.

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