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September 23rd, 2014

Sweetwater Rotary Club undefeated

September 23, 2014

The Sweetwater Rotary Club remains undefeated in the field goal challenge for the sixth year in a row against the Snyder Rotary Club. Each year, five members from each club have two chances to kick a field goal before the Sweetwater vs. Snyder football game. This year Sweetwater defeated Snyder 8-5.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Pre-show dinner planned before first APPLAUSE performance

September 23, 2014

There will be a pre-show Broadway Lights Opening Night dinner hosted by Linda Hunter and Millie Lawrence at the Sweetwater Country Club.
APPLAUSE members and interested potential members are invited to attend the dinner. Due to limited seating, RSVP responses must be returned by Thursday, Sept. 25.

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Tuesday's local forecast

September 23, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 84. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Before 1 a.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Learn more at weather.gov.

September 22nd

WASP Museum receive loan for $5.8 million expansion

September 22, 2014

The National WASP WWII Museum has been on a two year fundraising campaign and effort to secure loans, grants and funds to enable the museum to undertake a $5.8 million expansion and renovation of the existing museum facilities. Recently, the museum received approval for a long-term USDA loan which, coupled with the generous donations and other lending agreements, allows the museum to move forward. The board met this past week and approved the USDA loan proposal. 

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

SYATP set for Sept. 24

September 22, 2014

This student led, student initiated morning prayer service will take place Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 a.m. on campuses across the country including those in our county, such as Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland. The 2014 theme verse “Never Stop Praying” (Ephesians 6:18a) follows Paul’s famous passage on the armor of God, challenging and encouraging Christ followers to stand strong in the Lord and be His representatives to share the Good News of the Gospel.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

Infigen Energy donates to KOL

September 22, 2014

Again Infigen Energy has joined with Kids On the Land (KOL) to help sponsor the event on the 69 Ranch for students from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland. Infigen Energy, a renewable energy business specialist, operates Sweetwater Wind Farm 4 & 5. The company believes community relationships are very important. They actively support local communities and schools.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition.

Local weather for Monday

September 22, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 81. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 64. Winds will come from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Fracking Nolan County: The pros and the cons

September 22, 2014

Economic impacts vs. Environmental impacts
The short-term economic impacts in the area due to fracking are certain to be positive.
An increase in population means a wider tax base, which in turn means more funds for public works. The availability of high-paying jobs helps to lift communities out of poverty and reduces unemployment rates. The more businesses which come in, the more diverse the local economy becomes. There are a lot of reasons to smile when a boom hits.

Sweetest Day Festival set for Oct. 11

September 22, 2014

With a name like Sweetwater, it makes sense for the city to celebrate the Sweetest Day holiday.
This sentiment is expressed by Scott Morgan of Morgan Real Estate, who headed up last year's Sweetest Day Benefit Concert. This year, he has recruited Melonnie Hicks of the Pioneer Museum to help plan a Sweetest Day Festival.
The celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Newman Park from 2-6 p.m.

Read the full story in our weekend edition.

Home Free concert to benefit Cornerstone Christian School

September 22, 2014

Cornerstone Christian School is partnering with a nationally recognized music group for an incredible fundraising opportunity.
Home Free, the a cappella country band who took home the title of Season 4 champion in NBC's "The Sing-Off," will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Moody Coliseum, located on the campus of Abilene Christian University. All proceeds from the concert will go toward the local Christian school.

Read the full story in our weekend edition.

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