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July 29th, 2014
Today, July 29, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library Tuesday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help participants learn to read, improve reading skills, improve English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Starting at 11 a.m., the AJRA 4-D Barrel Race will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum. Exhibitions will be open to the public until 2 p.m.
Sign up when you get there. For entry fees or more information, call Cassidy Carpenter at 806-786-6796.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will continue through the nighttime hours.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 73. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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Many attended the Jam at the Dam event at Lake Sweetwater on Saturday to show their support for the families in which the event benefitted.
The event, hosted by the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater Beach group, benefitted the families of Devin LaRue and Cassidy Crain, two local men who passed away in a vehicle accident.
Shown is the Nine Mile Band performing at the event. Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to their medical team. The new physician will provide family practice services as well as a specialty in obstetrics.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to have Dr. Liedtke join our Sweetwater medical community,â€ť said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. â€śHer services will be a great asset here at Rolling Plains, and I know our community is going to love her.â€ť
Knox Oilfield Supply has hired three recent Texas State Technical College Downhole Tool graduates. â€śThese guys are just fantastic,â€ť said Scott Knox. Two of the graduates are working in the pump shop in San Angelo, and the other is working in deliveries and the pump shop in Sterling City.
Cameron Fox graduated in May and has been with Knox Oilfield Supply for three months. â€śAll my family worked in the oil field. My dad has been with Chevron for 28 years,â€ť said Fox. â€śI knew that is what I wanted to do too.â€ť
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
We'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 72. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
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A Nolan County grand jury recently cleared Abilene officers who were involved in the June standoff that ended with police shooting Michael "Micky" Berry to death.
According to 32nd Judicial District ADA (Assistant District Attorney) Barrett Thomas, grand jurors did not indict the five Abilene police officers involved in the shooting.
It is the mission of the West Central Texas Council of Governments Aging and Disability Resource Center (WCTADRC) to serve as an access point for information and assistance on issues affecting older adults and those with disabilities and their families and caregivers.
For the first time since 2006, the American Junior Rodeo Association will hold its National Finals Rodeo at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The five-day affair â€” which kicks off Tuesday and continues through Saturday â€” will feature young buckaroos in several age brackets competing for national championship titles in traditional rodeo events ranging from team roping to barrel racing. To get this far, participants had to qualify at four AJRA-sanctioned rodeos throughout the year, which were held in various West Texas cities.
On Saturday, August 9, Great White will be in concert during the Nolan County Fair at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Great White consists of founder and lead guitarist, Mark Kendall; Michael Lardie (keys, guitar); Audie Desbrow (drums); Scott Snyder (bass) and lead singer Terry Ilous. With over 10 million albums sold worldwide, the band is most recognized for their smash hit â€śOnce Bitten, Twice Shyâ€ť.
In a phone interview, Kendall expressed the band's excitement over their upcoming performance in Sweetwater.