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July 3rd, 2014
Best Western hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Shown attending the event are Jeremy Dodd, Stacy Dove, Bobbie Ellis and Gaynell Cherry.
Find more photos inside Thursday's edition.
One person was sent to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital after a train and an 18-wheeler collided along CR 109 just east of Sweetwater on Wednesday.
According to the Sweetwater Fire Department, the area of track where the accident occurred is a curve and has limited visibility. The 18-wheeler was reported to have just left the City of Sweetwater water treatment plant.
The driver of the truck was considered stable when taken to the hospital.
Celebrate Indepen-dence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
Story Hour will be held today, July 3rd at the County-City Library for parents and their children.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And this evening, at 6:30 p.m., the Republican Women of West Texas will meet at the TJB Outdoor Bldg. on Lamar Street.
Construction on Lamar is still going on, so the door on the north side of building will be open. Local delegates to the Republican State Convention will share information of the various meetings and events.
Today, we'll see a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and with a high near 92, with winds from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 70. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Nolan County Amateur Radio Association had Field Day at Newman ParkÂ on Saturday June 28.
Jake Wade has taken on the role of pastor at Highland Heights United Methodist Church. His first service at the church was last Sunday, June 29.
Raised as a preacher's kid, Wade's father was a Baptist preacher until the family began attending the Methodist church when he was twelve years old. As a result of his father's ministry, the family would move to different towns on a regular basis.
The Summer Reading Program, FIZZ, BOOM, READ, will continue at the County-City Library today, July 2, at 10 a.m.
The library is excited about their â€śScience Rocksâ€ť program, which includes cool experiments and a fun activity. If you have not picked up a reading log for your child, there will be some available at the front desk.
Logs will be due Friday, July 11. For more information, call 235-4978.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
We'll also have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will increase to 40 percent in the evening. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 72. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-southeast after midnight.
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The local Texas State Technical College Phi Theta Kappa chapter is sponsoring an annual Back to School Supply drive for Sweetwater Independent School District throughout the summer. Common supplies needed include:
â€˘ Box of quart sized plastic resealable bags;
â€˘ Box of gallon sized plastic resealable bags;
â€˘ Package of wide rule paper-150 count;
â€˘ 10 count package of #2 pencils;
â€˘ Box of 200 count Kleenex tissues;
â€˘ 9x12 construction paper-colored;
â€˘ 9x12 construction paper-manilla;
â€˘ 12x18 construction paper-colored;
â€˘ 12x18 construction paper-manilla;