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September 25th, 2014

Local events for Thursday

September 25, 2014

Today, September 25, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m. Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet today at the County-City Library in the Community Room. Mae Hoover of Fort Worth will review "When Your Mama Calls You Mama."

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

September 25, 2014

We'll see mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 83 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the east.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 59 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 24th

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

September 24, 2014

Pertussis, a respiratory illness commonly known as whooping cough, is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. These bacteria attach to the cilia (tiny, hair-like extensions) that line part of the upper respiratory system. The bacteria release toxins, which damage the cilia and cause inflammation (swelling).

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Roscoe Collegiate ISD seeking G/T nominations

September 24, 2014

Anyone wishing to nominate a student believed to be an intellectually or creatively gifted learner is encouraged to come by either the Roscoe Collegiate High School or Roscoe Elementary offices and complete a nomination form. Those students nominated will go through a screening procedure that requires special testing. At the time of nomination, parents will be requested to grant permission for this testing.
G/T nominations will be accepted until Oct. 10, 2014.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Commission green lights WASP museum expansion

September 24, 2014

Of the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War Two, there were 38 specific casualties which stand out in the hearts and minds of many.
It's those 38 lives — lives of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) — which will be commemorated with the expansion of the WASP WWII Museum, located just west of Sweetwater, according to Alan Carmichael, a local attorney representing the WASP WWII Museum Board of Directors.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

TSTC to host Sweetwater area college day

September 24, 2014

Texas State Technical College will host the Sweetwater Area College Day on Monday, Sept. 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. at TSTC Student Center Gym. This event is open to all area high school students, counselors and parents. This event is co-sponsored by Sweetwater High School and sanctioned by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Adult literacy/ESL class meets today

September 24, 2014

Today, September 24, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Wednesday's local weather

September 24, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 82. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 62. Winds will remain in the east around 5 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 23rd

Commission leaves burn ban off

September 23, 2014

The Nolan County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to leave the countywide burn ban off for at least another two weeks Monday during an otherwise routine meeting.
As precipitation adds up across the county, even local lakes have seen a boost in levels, with Lake Sweetwater gaining a quarter-inch and Oak Creek Reservoir gaining three-eighths of an inch.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Color Dash benefits TSTC Project SAVE program

September 23, 2014

More than 50 people ran in the Color Dash at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater despite the rain. Shown are Matt McGowen, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Betty Carter with Dark Horse Roller Derby and TSTC Executive Director of Career Services Nick Alvarado.

Get all the details in Tuesday's print edition.

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