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August 5th, 2014
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the SISD Sweetwater High School Library, located at 1205 Ragland. The SHS Library is owned by local taxpayers and is operated by Superintendent Terry Pittman. The on-site manager is SHS Principal Dr. Ron Morris. "Educating the future of Sweetwater kids is our business!"
The SHS Library has over 100 years of pride, progress and tradition and serves the students of Sweetwater and Nolan County. SISD currently employees 380.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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If you are one of the millions of Americans that have trouble sleeping, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) now has a sleep study program that could help you get the rest your body needs. Adequate sleep provides many benefits, including increased alertness and improved memory and problem solving.
According to a report from the National Sleep Foundation, adults require approximately eight to nine hours of sleep each night to optimally function throughout the day. Recent national polls reveal that more than two-thirds of American adults and children donâ€™t get enough sleep.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) recently hosted its annual STEMsational summer camp for students entering grades fourth through seventh. This year each day had a theme.
On Medical Monday, students explored the world of nursing, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They learned CPR and first aid and also learned to treat for shock.
On Transportation Tuesday students learned how to inspect a vehicle for safety and change a tire. They explored how to paint a car and joined in the fun as the automotive club had a car wash.
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, encourages parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations.
Today, Sweetwater High School volleyball practices will begin at the SHS gym.
The morning session on Aug. 4 will get started with roll check at 6:30 a.m. and continue until a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The afternoon session will be held from 1-3:45 p.m., and hitters and setters will remain at the gym to practice from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Practices will continue through the week.
Scrimmages will be at San Angelo Central on Friday, Aug. 8 and at Frenship on Saturday, Aug. 9. Sweetwater begins the season by hosting Grape Creek on Monday, Aug. 11.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 68 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Becoming a firefighter has been a dream of Jordan Dickison's since he was a young boy. Kody Dakan has been helping to extinguish fires with another department.
Dickison and Dakan have recently completed the first phases of training and were officially hired July 21 as full-time firefighters at the Sweetwater Fire Department by Grant Madden, fire chief and director of emergency services.
"We're extremely glad to have (Dickison and Dakan)," Madden said. "They're dedicated, hard workers and I look forward to working with them."
Texas Governor Rick Perry has called a special election for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to fill the unexpired term of Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan.
Those running for the position are former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington, Wolfforth resident Epifanio Garza, former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham and State Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock.
The County Clerk's Office wants to remind voters that the September election is special-called. The regular general election will still be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The modernization of Sweetwater High School's athletic facilities has been an ongoing project for Shane Mobley, who is entering his third season as SHS head football coach and athletic director.
This year, the upgrades have continued with the addition of new stadium seating at historic Mustang Bowl. Reserved for season ticket holders, the new seats can hold up to 900 fans.