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June 17th, 2013
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and Sweetwater Lake & Marina are coming together to host a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 20 at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with lunch and prizes to follow.
There will be a $5 entry fee per participant, which will cover the costs for lunch, gifts and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.
This afternoon, we'll see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 96 and winds from the south around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, the rain chances bump up to 50% and we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 72. Winds will remain from the south at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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The 10th Annual Girl Scout Service Unit Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 15 at the Lion's Club building, located on the corner of Lamar and Arizona, from 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains: Sweetwater Girl Scout Service unit.
The Sweetwater VFW will be having a dance on Friday, June 14 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment will be provided by Dusty Creek, featuring traditional country music on the dance floor. Call 235-8105 for prices or for more information.
Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1503 Crescent Drive, will have their Vacation Bible School Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19, from 1-4 p.m. each day. The theme is "Kingdom Rock," and is for students in first through sixth grades. On Wednesday there will be a finale celebration from 4-6 p.m. with a water slide and hot dogs. For more information, call the church at 235-2991.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday for Laundry Express, run by Gwen Boyd and Mechele Campa. Laundry Express is located at 12727 South IH20 in Roscoe, next to Retta Mae's restaurant and is the first business of its kind in Nolan County. The business offers laundry services and uses high quality and environmentally sensitive equipment. Their equipment uses true-steam technology which leaves clothing and other laundered items virtually wrinkle-free.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), the sales tax entity that is responsible for economic development in Sweetwater, will be hosting a â€śCline Shaleâ€ť public forum for those interested in learning more about the Cline Shale Oil Play and how it affects West Texas.Â
Several bids were opened during Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting at City Hall, including bids for five lots on two different blocks in the Southside Addition.
The bids for these lots were originally presented at the May meeting, but were rejected. On Tuesday, the unsolicited bids from C.D. Trimble Properties, LLC for lots 6, 9, 10 and 11 of Block 20 and lot 23 on Block 16 were for $2,000 and $500, respectively.
Two classes that are part of the Microsoft Office Short courses offered by the college this summer, on the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas, will be held during the week of July 15 through 19.
Both courses will be taught on campus, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, in the Graphics Building in Room 107.
An intermediate/advanced course for Microsoft Excel 2010--which is an eight-hour course--will be taught from Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
It is summer and people are vacationing. Some will drive hundreds of miles, get out of the car, stand by the car and take a picture while others will simply go visit family and friends. Still others will get on a plane and fly through the open skies. If you are one of those who will fly (by the way, I love flying) have you ever given thought to the pilotâ€™s job? He has but one â€” Get his passengers safely to their destination. Through bright sunshine, clouds or thunderstorms the pilotâ€™s responsibility never changes â€” get you to your destination safely.