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May 19th, 2015

Second skunk tests positive for rabies

May 19, 2015

For the second time in just over two weeks, a skunk captured in Sweetwater tested positive for rabies.
Rabies is a deadly disease which can affect both animals and humans. It also has a scarily high mortality rate once clinical symptoms develop, which is why Animal Control Officer Don Kite warned local residents to keep a close eye on their household pets.

Find out more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Nolan County Foundation awards 23 scholarships

May 19, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, the Nolan County Foundation hosted a reception at the Sweetwater Country Club to honor the 2015 scholarship recipients and their parents.

Tuesday's local forecast

May 19, 2015

Today, we'll have an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph.
Those rain chances will decrease to 30% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 67. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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May 18th

"Feed Our Kids" to kick off in June

May 18, 2015

Once the school bells ring to usher in summer vacation, many students are left to fill the void of one particular school provision on their own: lunch. But as a result of an all-inclusive community effort, a free summer lunch program will kick off in June to ensure that school-aged children in the community have a midday meal.
"Feed Our Kids" will start on June 8 and run Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 509 Locust.

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

TSTC to hold annual Blossom Day Camp

May 18, 2015

Texas State Technical College will hold their annual Blossom event at the Sweetwater and Abilene campuses on Tuesday, May 19, and the Breckenridge and Brownwood campuses May 20. The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Monday's local forecast

May 18, 2015

Today we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 87. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 60% tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 66. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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May 16th

Supporting Run For The Wall

May 16, 2015

Members of the community gathered at the Arizona/Interstate 20 overpass in Sweetwater around 2 p.m. today to show their support for those riding in Run For The Wall. Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation. Veterans of recent conflicts and those currently on active duty are especially welcome to join as bikers ride for those who cannot.

$100,000 donation given by Tom Henderson and Newman Ranches

May 16, 2015

After accepting an award on behalf of her father, Henderson-Pitts called SMA board president Richard Smola to the podium to present the Auditorium with a donation check of $100,000 from her father and Newman Ranches.

SMA hosts APPLAUSE appreciation luncheon

May 16, 2015

The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium recently hosted an appreciation luncheon for APPLAUSE members. Philanthropy/volunteer awards were also given. Ludlum Measurements was given a Philanthropy/volunteer award by the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Larry Ludlum is shown accepting the award.

WASP homecoming slated for Saturday

May 16, 2015

The National WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) World War II Museum Homecoming is set to begin Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon at Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
Museum Director Michael Ables expects at least 24 of the living WASPs to attend the ceremonies. About 140-150 of the 1,074 WASP program graduates are still alive.

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