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February 25th, 2015

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 25, 2015

February is American Heart Month and to observe this occasion, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Wednesday's local weather outlook

February 25, 2015

We may see a slight chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 58 and western winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 28 and blustery winds from the west at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the north at 15 to 20 mph, with wind chill values between 18 and 23.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

February 24th

WxTEC hosts first membership reception of 2015

February 24, 2015

The West Texas Energy Consortium (WTxEC) welcomed Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, to West Texas for an afternoon of networking with members and local officials. The event, hosted by WTxEC business partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, featured remarks from U.S. Congressman, Mike Conaway and Pioneer Natural Resources VP of Permian Affairs, Susan Spratlen in addition to special guest speaker, Todd Staples.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local soloist Annie Franklin to be featured at Lift Every Voice event

February 24, 2015

“Lift Every Voice” — part of the APPLAUSE Music Series — will be held this Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, located at 400 Locust Street.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Local weather for Tuesday

February 24, 2015

We'll see some areas of freezing drizzle before 11 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 41. Wind chills could be between 19 and 29. Winds will be from the southwest around 5 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon.
For tonight. we should see a slight chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of snow. Precipitation chances are at 50%. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 29 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Learn more at weather.gov.

February 23rd

Winter weather causing wrecks, hazardous roads

February 23, 2015

Due to the winter weather that has come into the area, roads in Nolan County are extremely slick and hazardous. Travel is nearly impossible on all roadway types and is certainly highly discouraged.

Learn more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

RPMH hosts 24-hour treadmill walkathon

February 23, 2015

In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of cardiovascular diseases, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) once again hosted a 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon, Feb. 20-21, 2015. The event took place at the hospital’s new Community Wellness Center with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.

Read more in Monday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

SHS art students participate, advance in State VASE

February 23, 2015

Sweetwater High School art students participated in the Region14 Visual Art Scholastic Event Saturday. Advancing to State VASE are Keegan Von Atzigen, Kala Wofford, Abby Lynch and Kendra Pack. Lizzy Hendrick's sculpture will be on display at the Grace Museum for Youth Art Month in March. Victoria Carley received a Superior rating for her Dotted Butterfly.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

February 23, 2015

A 70% chance of freezing rain and sleet will be likely today, with some thunder also possible. It will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 24 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values could be between 8 and 14. Little to no ice accumulation is expected, with total daytime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
For tonight, we'll see mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 22 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to light and variable in the evening. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 20.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

February 22nd

Funeral services set for Don Ludlum

February 22, 2015

From Ludlums.com:
It is with heavy hearts that Ludlum Measurements, Inc. shares the news of the loss of our company founder, leader, and dear friend, Mr. Don Ludlum. Don Ludlum passed in the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2015.

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