Archive - 2014 - News Article

May 6th

Texas Tech Day slated for Friday

May 6, 2014

The Texas Tech Alumni Association – Sweetwater Chapter is hosting their annual golf tournament and cookout on Friday, May 9. Golf begins at 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Country Club and is $40 per person.
The cookout, open to all Texas Tech fans, begins with a social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Robert Whitteker’s barn and is $25 per person.
For more information or to sign up for golf and RSVP for the cookout, contact BJ Smartt at (325) 236-1100, Ryan McCorkle at (325) 665-6152 or Robert Whitteker at (325) 338-2169. For directions to the barn, call Whitteker.

Two blood donation locations on May 7

May 6, 2014

Meek Blood Center will offer Sweetwater residents two blood donation locations on Wednesday, May 7 from noon until 6 p.m. One bloodmobile will be parked in the First Financial Bank parking lot and the other will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. The blood donations collected will support patients needing blood transfusions at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital as well as 16 other area hospitals.

Beat the Street for Little Feet raises over $13K for Cornerstone Christian School

May 6, 2014

The students and staff of Cornerstone Christian School want to say thank you to all of their sponsors, KXOX Radio, and everyone that participated in Beat the Street for Little Feet.
$13,100 was raised for Cornerstone and 135 people participated in the various events. It was a huge success and Cornerstone is grateful for the support and encouragement from the community.  

Nolan Nursing to host Chamber Coffee

May 6, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab, located at 705 NE Georgia.

Local weather for Tuesday

May 6, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot once again with a high near 100. Winds will be breezy from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 68 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
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May 5th

Mustangs celebrate playoff win Saturday

May 5, 2014

The Sweetwater High School baseball team held up its trophy Saturday after defeating Pecos, 13-7, to win the teams' Class 3A best-of-3 bi-district playoff series in Denver City.
The Mustangs advanced to play Lubbock Cooper in the area playoffs starting Friday. See a full story on page 5 of Monday's edition or online in Sports.

RPMH celebrates Nurses during National Recognition Week

May 5, 2014

No matter if you’re in the hospital for surgery or visiting your primary care physician in the clinic, nurses provide more than care when we are ill — they provide comfort and compassion. In recognition of the incredible service nurses provide to our community, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining the American Nursing Association in commemorating National Nurses Week. “Nurses work each day providing exceptional care to patients,” explained Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH.

Republican Women host Meet the Candidate

May 5, 2014

On Thursday night, the Republican Women of West Texas hosted a Meet the Candidate event at TBJ Outdoors.
Each candidate was given five minutes to address the crowd. Attendees were also able to visit with the representatives before and after the meeting as well.
Those attending the meeting for the City Commission race were Jeremy Wilks, Precinct 4 candidate; Precinct 2 candidate and incumbent Jim McKenzie; and incumbent candidate for Precinct 4, Jerod Peek. Miesha Hand is the other candidate for the seat of Precinct 2 city commissioner.

Local forecast for Monday

May 5, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 67 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 30 mph.
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May 2nd

TSTC Welding Club thanks area business for donations

May 2, 2014

The newly minted Texas State Technical College Welding Club would like to thank the following area business for their donations over the past semester. The Sweetwater campus is graduating the first pipe welding class next week, and Welding Club President Raymond Muñoz said, “The donations these companies provided supported the efforts of our club to support the Sweetwater community, as well as supported our training at TSTC.”

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