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August 30th, 2014

Volunteer drivers needed at SNAP

August 30, 2014

For some elderly Sweetwater residents, the hot meal delivered to them by Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) could be the only meal they eat all day.
More than 160 local senior citizens rely on the meal, which SNAP drivers deliver each weekday without fail — even when the mostly volunteer staff is shorthanded — a problem SNAP director Tonya Challis deals with every week.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

August 29th

Broadway Baptist Church plans teacher appreciation service

August 29, 2014

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church Sweetwater, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Heights United Methodist Church.

See each of their articles in Friday's print edition.

Sammy Baugh Classic kicks off

August 29, 2014

The 2014 Family RV Center Sammy Baugh Classic kicked off on Thursday evening at Mustang Bowl with the Haskell Indians taking on the Grape Creek Eagles. Shown are the Haskell Indian cheerleaders just before kick-of Thursday evening.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Texas AFT President endorses Wortham

August 29, 2014

Texas AFT President Linda Bridges recently announced her endorsement of Greg Wortham for Texas Senate in the Sept. 9 Special Election.
"As president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers, I am pleased to announce Texas AFT’s endorsement of Greg Wortham in the Senate District 28 special election."

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

New doctors welcomed to RPMH

August 29, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning to welcome Dr. James Marvel and Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Events lined up for this weekend

August 29, 2014

Tonight, August 29, the Sweetwater FFA will have a hamburger supper before the Lubbock High vs. Sweetwater football game from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
Plates will include hamburger, chips, potato salad, beans, Mustang cake, water, iced tea and coffee. Proceeds will benefit the Sweetwater FFA Chapter.
Tickets can be purchased from any Sweetwater FFA member or by contacting Mr. Rains at (325)235-7827, or Mr. Mitchell at (325)235-7844.

Local weekend weather outlook

August 29, 2014

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will remain this evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 71. Winds will shift to the south-southeast around 10 mph.
We'll be dry for the rest of the weekend, with highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend, with gusts as high as 25 mph on Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 28th

Relay For Life to host second Bark For Life event

August 28, 2014

Relay for Life of Nolan County is once again holding "Bark for Life" from 9-11 a.m. at Newman Park on Saturday, Sept. 13.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Blood drive slated for Sept. 3 in Sweetwater

August 28, 2014

A community blood drive will be held at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Nursing graduates honored at TSTC pinning ceremony

August 28, 2014

Texas State Technical College held a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in honor of the 12 graduating Associate Degree Nursing students. These graduates will go into the Texas workforce to help combat the nursing shortage in the West Texas region. 

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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