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March 18th, 2014

Nolan County United Way gun raffle another success

March 18, 2014

“This was the third year for Nolan County United Way to host the raffle at the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club, Gun, Knife and Coin show and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up and once again it was a huge success," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt. "On behalf of the Nolan County United Way board, I would like to thank our sponsors; Smartt Move and Wind Energy Turbine Services (W.E.T.S.), the Gun, Knife and Coin Show board and Sweetwater Jaycees for allowing us to set up at their events and all who participated in and supported the raffle.

Nolan County Foundation Golf Classic approaches

March 18, 2014

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Homer Taylor, President and Executive Director of the NCF, this event is the main source of funds for this annual college scholarship event. Started nine years ago, the NCF has already awarded 199 Nolan County graduating seniors $1,000 each to begin their college careers at any Texas college or university.

Nolan County TxDOT employee earns service award

March 18, 2014

A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for his years of service to the agency.
Kenneth Terry, a crew chief for the Nolan County maintenance office, was recognized for his 10 years of service to the department. TxDOT Abilene District Engineer Stan Swiatek (pictured at left), presented the award.

Sweetwater's weather for Tuesday

March 18, 2014

Today will be sunny and breezy, with a high near 84 and winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph. Winds will shift to the west in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 38 and breezy winds from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph. After midnight, winds will become northeastern.
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March 17th

New Animal Control truck will keep animals comfortable

March 17, 2014

Pictured are Animal Control workers Don Kite and Natalie Templeton with the new Animal Services truck. The Ford Super Duty truck was ordered back in October and was received this past Monday.
The bed of the truck is custom made with six temperature controlled compartments to keep animals comfortable and out of the elements when being transported. The very back of the bed also houses a storage compartment.
The cab of the truck is also fitted with a temperature monitor for the compartments in the bed of the truck.

Hoops, Dreams and Goals 2014 set for March 28

March 17, 2014

BIG SPRING – The 10th Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2014 competition is set for March 28, at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
“Hoops, Dreams and Goals is our highly anticipated basketball tournament involving our entire Intellectual and Developmental Disability program in Big Spring and the rural counties we serve in Texas,” said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
Hoops, Dreams and Goals kicked off 10 years ago and has not lost any of the enthusiasm from its inaugural season, Smith said.

TNB awards Good Grades Pay winners

March 17, 2014

Sixty-two Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the fourth six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the fourth six seeks were Kaitlyn Foster (9th grade), Elizabeth Gray (10th grade), Caroline Brennan (11th grade) and Brynn Torres (12th grade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:

Cancer awareness and screening topic of March Lunch and Learn Seminar

March 17, 2014

When it comes to cancer, early detection is key to a successful outcome. Noting that half of all men and nearly one-third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is holding a lunch and learn seminar on March 19, to focus on early cancer detection by educating attendees on risks and screening schedules.

Monday's weather for Sweetwater

March 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 52 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph.
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March 14th

Bid awarded for waterline relocation project

March 14, 2014

A bid was awarded for the Union Pacific Railroad right of way waterline and relocation project at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
John Voller of Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd opened the five bids, which were then reviewed by city staff. The five submitted bids included a total base bid along with three alternate bids.

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