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May 29th, 2015

KXOX to host 34th Annual Country Showdown June 6

May 30, 2015

Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 34th Annual Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe on Saturday, June 6. KXOX will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion, sponsored by KXOX and The Lumberyard.
One of the judges for this year's competition will include 2014's National Winner Crystal Yates.

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Emmanuel Fellowship Church announces summer worship hours

May 29, 2015

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Get all the details in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

West Texas Centers to honor Davis Wilson with retirement reception

May 29, 2015

A come and go reception for Davis Wilson, who is retiring after 25 years with West Texas Centers, will be June 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, 810 E. Broadway Street.

Read more in Friday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Area Valedictorians, Salutatorians

May 29, 2015

The following students were named Valedictorian: Sweetwater High School: Corynn Martin; Roscoe Collegiate High School: Chase Cathey; Highland High School: Taylar Hammond; Blackwell High School: Harrison Gott; Roby High School: Bryan Harris; and Trent High School: Heath Stevens.

Find photos of the valedictorian and salutatorian from these area schools in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

RPMH board approves several purchases

May 29, 2015

Several purchases were approved by the Nolan County Hospital District board at their meeting held Monday evening at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Among the items purchased were 10 hospital beds totaling around $125,000, which was about $10,000 lower than initially anticipated.

Learn more in Friday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

Knox named a 2015 Student Hero by SBOE

May 29, 2015

AUSTIN – A group of 16 Texas public school students who provided outstanding acts of charity and kindness for their fellow students were announced as the 2015 Student Heroes by the State Board of Education (SBOE).

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

Sweetwater's weekend weather

May 29, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 70% tonight, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 63 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming light and from the east after midnight.
The chances for rain will remain on Saturday but clear out by Sunday. Weekend highs will in the upper 70s, with lows in the upper 50s/lower 60s.
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May 28th

Hospital district board members sworn into office

May 28, 2015

Several members of the Nolan County Hospital District Board were sworn into office at their meeting held on Monday night. Shown (from left) is board chairman Steve Holcomb administering the oath of office to Kirby Andrews, Jose Villafranca and Linda Kite.
Holcomb was also sworn into office by Andrews, who serves as the vice-chairman of the board.

SPD conducting investigation on animal complaint

May 28, 2015

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) is conducting an investigation to determine why three kittens were recently placed in a dumpster.
On April 6, the local police department was called to the 1600 block of Bristol, where three kittens were found inside a plastic sack in the dumpster located in the alley.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Coliseum to host team roping, barrel racing this weekend

May 28, 2015

The Nolan County Coliseum will host two events this weekend, the West Texas Barrel Racing Association 2015 Curtis Barnett Memorial Barrel Race on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, in the outdoor arena — and 40 Plus Team Roping Championships on Saturday, May 30 in the back covered arena.

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

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