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June 12th, 2014
A summer family event called â€śWilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Providesâ€ť will be hosted at Lamar Street Baptist Church from June 16-20. Kids step back in time at Wilderness Escape, exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids participate at the Israelite Camp, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Moses and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Godâ€™s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.
The Sweetwater Fire Department will be holding their annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Fire fighters will be collecting donations at the intersection of Elm Street and Broadway on Friday. They will be collecting donations on Saturday at the intersection of NW Georgia and Lamar, just off I-20.
Gary Decker of Stamford was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn, "Reclaim Sweetwater." Decker successfully initiated a clean-up campaign in Stamford by partnering with the city, as well as businesses, civic groups and social clubs. Decker's goal was to clean up and clear away illegal dumping sites, run down and vacant buildings and abandoned cars. He asked the city council â€” not for money, but for support â€” which he received.
Half a Saturday, once a month, is clean-up day in Stamford. Specific projects are chosen each time and the campaign has been a huge success.
At Mondays's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a presentation was given by Mike Hart requesting the use of county property located at the Nolan County Coliseum for an Olympic-sized archery range for local youth and the overall public.
Interest in the sport has grown in the county and surrounding communities, with 90 students taking part in the elective class offered this year at Sweetwater Middle School. Throughout the state, hundreds of schools are teaching archery.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91, Winds will be breezy from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will remain through the evening hours.
Expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 65 and northern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden and firefighters Ronnie Stegge and Bryan Buckley of the Sweetwater Fire Department traveled to Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater to visit with students in the nursing program. SFD brought along one of their rescue trucks to go over the various tools and equipment that are used in rescue situations.
"We're currently learning emergency care," said third semester nursing student Kristen Hall. "With the things Grant, Ronnie and Bryan have taught us we'll be better prepared to help at the scene of an accident if we ever drive up on one."
Jump Rope Camp will take place August 4-6 for students completing grades Kindergarten through fourth grade.
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.
Forms need to be turned in by June 30. Contact Rajeania Pittman for information at 338-4342 or e-mail email@example.com.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 95 and southern winds at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph, and after 4 p.m. a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will come into the area.
Those rain chances will remain through the evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 72. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southeast around 20 mph.
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The Big Country Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics hub, which is managed by Texas State Technical College, has a full roster for the 2014 season.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness.
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