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October 20th, 2014

TSTC to host culinary class

October 20, 2014

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will host a culinary class from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Culinary Classroom. The cost of the class is $35. The class is entitled, "Soup Trade Secrets from Chef Kayleen and Chef Brin."

Learn more in Monday's print edition.

Events scheduled for Monday

October 20, 2014

Tonight, October 20, there will be a Goodfellows meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Fire Station.
Goodfellows mission is to provide food and toys to needy children and their families during the Christmas Holidays. Those who would like to help be a part of this organization are asked to attend the meeting.
Also starting at 5:30 p.m., Hoyt Place, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue, will have a Wild, Wild Country Western Party on Monday, October 20, 2014 until 7:30 p.m.

Local forecast for Monday

October 20, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 77. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 58 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph.
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October 17th

Cline Shale Alliance hosts Sweetwater luncheon

October 17, 2014

Individuals and businesses involved in oil and gas operations had the chance to network Friday at the Cline Shale Luncheon at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Hosted by the Cline Shale Alliance, about 50 people attended the luncheon, which featured speakers regarded as experts in the industry, including former mayor Greg Wortham and Ken Becker, the current executive director for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED).

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Grand Jury indicts 21

October 17, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 21 people. Seven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethon Lee Dillon was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

See the entire story in our weekend edition.

Chapman wins Home Free concert package

October 17, 2014

Maura Chapman (center) was the winner of tickets to the country band Home Free, which will be playing Saturday in Abilene. The band won
Season 4 of The Sing-Off and Chapman won two backstage passes, pictures with the band, two tickets, a CD and a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery. The contest was sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter and all proceeds go to Cornerstone Christian School in Sweetwater. Joining Chapman is Stephanie Baker with Cornerstone Christian School (left) and Sweetwater Reporter General Manager Zela Armstrong.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.

Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus to speak at Champion Baptist, Rhema Valley

October 17, 2014

Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus will be spreading his message during the morning worship service at Champion Baptist Church in Roscoe beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, then again Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Rhema Valley Church in Sweetwater.
Also featured in this week's Religion page is Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).
Pick up Friday's edition to learn more.

Light Crust Doughboys to perform at SISD schools on Monday

October 17, 2014

Three Sweetwater schools will have the opportunity to hear the iconic and legendary Light Crust Doughboys perform next week, prior to their performance next month at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series.

Learn more in Friday's print edition.

Nolan County Cruisers donate to WTCAC

October 17, 2014

Madison Black and Peggy Parrott of the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center receive a $1,250 from Josh Walden, Danny Wann and Roy Mize of the Nolan County Cruisers, which organizes car shows in the area.

Read more in Friday's print edition.

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