Archive - 2014 - News Article

May 30th

Students recognized by school board

May 30, 2014

The TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) team from Sweetwater Middle School advanced to the state competition and was honored with a resolution during the May meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.

Know who to call when encountered with a young wild animal

May 30, 2014

Every year, particularly during the spring and summer, hundreds of young wild animals are unnecessarily picked up by the general public and referred to game wardens or wildlife rehabilitators for treatment and rearing. The most commonly referred animals are baby birds and deer fawns. While most of these animals are picked up by well-meaning persons, it is important to realize that many such human-animal encounters are unnecessary and can even be detrimental to the wildlife concerned.

Many summer camps offered for youth

May 30, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church

Chamber welcomes All Things Printed

May 30, 2014

Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with other Chamber members, welcomed All Things Printed to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.
Owner Lindsay Sanders said that she opened her business from home a year ago and was excited to continue to serve Sweetwater and the surrounding area with her new office at 113 W. Third Street. The business offers printing services for items such as business cards, invitation, posters and banners with free set-up.

The focus is on the ladies at Women + Wealth + Wisdom

May 30, 2014

Several area business women are coming together to provide an evening full of socializing and shopping. Presented by DMI Wealth Management & Insurance Solutions, Women + Wealth + Wisdom will encourage women to take care of themselves and their finances.
This event will take place Thursday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m. at The Family Life Center, located at Trinity Baptist Church, 1503 Crescent Drive in Sweetwater,.

Rawlings named SMS Teacher of the Year

May 30, 2014

Tiffany Rawlings was named the Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater Middle School and was also honored as Secondary Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater ISD.
She is the art teacher for grades 6 through 8 and has been teaching for a total of 21 years. Rawlings has been teaching at Sweetwater ISD for four years.
She earned her BFA in Art Education from Texas Tech University. She is a member of the Texas Art Education Association, as well as the National Art Education Association.

Sweetwater's weekend weather

May 30, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 and light winds from the north-northeast, which will shift to the north at 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 66 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will become east-southeastern.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s/lower 90s. Lows will be in the upper 70s/lower 70s, with winds gradually increasing throughout the weekend.
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May 29th

Lather, Rinse, Donate: Armstrong donates hair for cancer patients

May 29, 2014

On Saturday, May 24, Staci Armstrong of Abilene was found at Shear Style salon in Eastland preparing to have 10 inches of hair cut away to be bagged and donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The hair will be made into a wig that will be given to a cancer survivor who has lost their own hair following necessary medical treatments. “My decision to support cancer patients in this way was heavily influenced by my desire to honor my mother, Zela,” said Armstrong. Her mother, Zela Armstrong of Sweetwater, is a cancer survivor who celebrates her two-year cancer-free anniversary today, May 29.

RPMH board members sworn in

May 29, 2014

Two board members were sworn into office at Tuesday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Cheyenne Smith and Vickie May will continue their service on the board for Districts 3 and 5, respectively. They were both unopposed for their respective position on the board.
The election of board officers was approved during the meeting as well, with Steve Holcomb remaining in the role as board chairman. Kirby Andrews will serve as vice-chairman, with Carla Howard as secretary.

County burn ban lifted

May 29, 2014

Following the rainfall received in the area over the weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County was lifted during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday morning.
Also during the meeting, County Clerk Pat McGowan led a discussion on e-filing, which will become mandatory by 2016. Information was presented to the commissioners, as the county is taking steps to work toward the new process.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...


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