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May 1st, 2015

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

May 1, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 56 and southeastern winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 80s with lows in the upper 50s/lower 60s. Winds will gradually increase throughout Saturday and Sunday, with gusts as high as 25 mph on Sunday evening.
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April 30th

Tim Fambrough honored for service to Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board

April 30, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, former Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was honored by the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board for his 12 years of commitment and service.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or our e-edition (subscription required).

RPMH welcomes new occupational therapist to team

April 30, 2015

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Kaitlyn Dunn to the hospital’s rehabilitation department as an occupational therapist. Dunn has been added to the department to assist with the growing patient load for those seeking rehabilitation help.

Learn more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host fundraiser for Haiti mission trip

April 30, 2015

Haiti, a country of nearly 10 million where 80 percent live in poverty, 54 percent in abject poverty, can be an unrelenting misery tour, one scene of chaos and gut-wrenching poverty worse than the last. This was the condition even before being hit by a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The devastation it left behind is almost unimaginable. This coupled with a government reputation known for corruption and incompetence, left many Haitians without hope.

Read more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

April 30, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 53 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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April 29th

Applause music series wraps up season with ‘Música Latina’ May 9

April 29, 2015

The Applause Music Series is ending their inaugural concert season with a celebration of Hispanic culture – days following Cinco de Mayo. “Música Latina” is a one-night only event that will take place on May 9, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, featuring Angelique, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Grammy Award-winning recording artists Los Texmaniacs.

Get all the details in Wednesday's edition, by subscribing to our e-edition or in print.

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates grand reopening of Sears Hometown Store

April 29, 2015

Members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the grand reopening celebration of the Sears Hometown Store in Sweetwater recently. The store now includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signage and comprehensive employee training, among other changes. Owner Pete Porter in shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon at Friday's event.

Wednesday's local weather

April 29, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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April 28th

SNAP seeks rummage sale donations

April 28, 2015

Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) Director, Tonya Challis, is preparing for her department's final major fundraiser of the year.
In addition to the Taste of Sweetwater and charging for Rattlesnake Round-Up parking, SNAP holds an annual rummage sale at its 1701 Elm Street location, with this year's sale slated for June 6.

Read more in Tuesday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

4-H students show appreciation to supporters during Clover Campaign

April 28, 2015

Nolan County 4-Hers served sweet tea and lemonade to show their appreciation to the people who supported the 4-H program Saturday morning at Tractor Supply Company in Sweetwater. “Nolan County 4-H greatly appreciates the partnership with the Tractor Supply Company. "We are so thankful for the support of the Nolan County residents who have been and will be contributing to the Tractor Supply Clover Campaign which will run through May 3 at Tractor Supply,” said Nolan County Family and Consumer Sciences County Extension Agent Labeth Carter.

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