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February 22nd, 2015

Sweetwater Jaycees host Media Day

February 22, 2015

The Sweetwater Jaycees are gearing up for the 57th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Media day is held a few weeks before the Round-Up every year where Miss Snake Charmer contestants are introduced to the media and the Jaycees demonstrate how to milk the snakes of their venom to make anti-venom. The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is an educational event held on the second weekend of March. Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers is shown talking to the pageant contestants about snake safety.

See more photos in our weekend edition.

Officers, city leaders celebrate opening of new police building

February 22, 2015

Sweetwater patrolman Cory Stroman said the city's new police department is a "major step up" from the nearly 90-year-old facility — it was built in 1926 — the staff has been using for decades.
Stroman was just one of many law enforcement officers on hand Friday for the grand opening and Masonic dedication of the new 14,051-square-foot facility, which is located at 400 East Avenue A.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

RSB announces two promotions

February 22, 2015

The Board of Directors at Roscoe State Bank is proud to announce two promotions.
Dawna Fullwood has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Retail Services. She joined the bank in July 2010.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Fundraiser set to purchase headstone for Randy Rodriguez

February 22, 2015

In November 2014, local racecar driver Brandon Smith lost his biggest fan, six year old Randy Rodriguez, to an inoperable brain tumor. Since then, the funeral has come and gone but Randy's memory still remains, as does some unfinished business.
Randy's illness took its toll on his family in many ways, especially financially. One thing missing from Randy's final resting place is a headstone, which the family is unable to afford.

See the full story in our Friday edition.

Ludlum Measurements founder dies at age 82

February 22, 2015

Don Ludlum, founder of Ludlum Measurements, Inc., 82, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Heart Hospital Baylor in Plano.
On Feb. 14, 1962, Ludlum Measurements, Inc. was instituted in Sweetwater by Don Ludlum. The Oklahoma-born, Kansas-bred founder's early life encounters in business practices and customer service from his grandfather and father paved the way for Ludlum to glean experience.

Several athletes will play in FCA all-star contests

February 22, 2015

In addition to the three area coaches named last month, a total of 14 area high school senior athletes and cheerleaders will be participating later this year in the Big Country Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival, a three-day event in three West Texas cities.
Sweetwater High School baseball coach Roland Her-rera, the head coach for the North all-star baseball team, will have two of his own athletes — J.P. Poe and Hayden Reeves — with him when the game is held on June 12 in San Angelo.

February 20th

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February 20, 2015

Sweetwater's weekend weather outlook

February 20, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 48 and south-southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northwest after midnight.
This weekend, we're looking at sunny skies on Saturday with a high in the lower 60s. But on Sunday, we should see a 30% chance of rain and a high around 39.

February 19th

Kreitler aiming for Abilene council seat

February 19, 2015

Bruce Kreitler knows that Nolan County residents can't vote in Abilene's May 9 elections, but he does want word to spread that he's challenging incumbent Joe Spano for his city council place (2).

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

Thursday's local forecast

February 19, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 50 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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