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July 25th, 2014

Broadway Baptist VBS to begin Sunday

July 25, 2014

A summer kids' event called "The Greatest Gift" will be held at Broadway Baptist Church from Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31. The church is located at 710 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Children will celebrate the "Reason for the Season" at The Greatest Gift, where they will participate in unforgettable Bible-learning activities. Kids will sing holiday songs, play games that promote teamwork, snack on tasty treats and create crafts they can take home to be used as seasonal decoration.

Weekend events in Sweetwater

July 25, 2014

Tomorrow night, July 26, Shady Mitchell and the Kickin' Kountry Band will perform at the VFW from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight.
And on Sunday, Broadway Baptist Church will kick off their five-day Vacation Bible School called "The Greatest Gift".
The program will run Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children entering Kindergarten through fifth grade (completed). Registration will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Local weekend weather for Sweetwater

July 25, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll be seeing highs in the upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 to 10 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday, shifting to the south-southwest on Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.

July 24th

VIDEO: Weird Al is wowed by album's success

July 24, 2014

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Football camp held at Bowl

July 24, 2014

Several young athletes are participating in a summer football camp at Mustang Bowl that began Wednesday.
The three-day camp led by Sweetwater's coaching staff is for students entering grades 3-9. The start of high school football practice is almost here as workouts begin Aug. 4.

Joint replacement topic of July lunch and learn seminar

July 24, 2014

When joints begin to cause chronic pain for people due to advanced conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis or other causes, total replacement of the damaged joint may be the solution. To help our community learn more about when it is time to consider joint replacement surgery, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free lunch and learn seminar on Tuesday, July 29.

SEED executive director to head training session

July 24, 2014

The monthly meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors was held on Tuesday morning, which covered a wide variety of topics.
Ken Becker, the executive director of SEED, has been asked by Texas Tech University to head an economic development training session for city council members and city managers. Becker was praised by Kirstin Smith, SEED's marketing/admin. director, for becoming a knowledgeable source for economic development presentations.

Thursday's local events

July 24, 2014

Story Hour at the County-City Library will be held today, July 24 at 10:45 a.m.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will be having their annual swim day today at the public pool from 1-6 p.m. The Kiwanis Club will pay the entrance fee for children 4-12 years old and be providing popsicles courtesy of Brookshire’s throughout the day.

Local weather for Thursday

July 24, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be calm, but will shift to the east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

July 23rd

Resident begins group to clean up Lake Sweetwater

July 23, 2014

A benefit concert is set for this Saturday, July 26, from noon to 11:30 p.m. at the Lake Sweetwater Amphitheater for the families of Cassidy Crain and Devin Larue.
Brisket sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks will be sold at the concert and all proceeds will go to the Crain and Larue families. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and donations will be taken throughout the night.
Musical talents for the event will be Angelique and The Sweet City Band, Doug Bailey Band, Joah "Beaver" Henry, Colton Brown, Brandon Bohall Band, Nine Mile Band, Santa Fe and Shane Henry & 4X Band.

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