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June 25th, 2013

Cherry named Paul Harris Society member

June 25, 2013

CĂ©sar Caro presents Rotary Club President Gil Cherry with a Paul Harris Society Member certificate at Monday's Rotary Club meeting.
Membership in the Paul Harris Society is based on a “new money” aggregate gift of $1,000 a year to the annual programs fund of the Rotary Foundation.

Cline Shale public forum is Thursday

June 25, 2013

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), the sales tax entity that is responsible for Economic Development in Sweetwater, will be hosting a “Cline Shale” public forum for those interested in learning more about the Cline Shale oil play and how it affects West Texas. The public forum will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the “Historic” Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium located at 400 Locust Street in Sweetwater.

Students participate in Mustang Theatre Camp

June 25, 2013

Mustang Theatre Camp for second through eighth graders kicked off last Thursday at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium and continued on Monday.
Each day of camp starts at 9 a.m. and provides a concentrated experience in the world of theatre production with participation in acting, improvisation, costume building, makeup, backstage crew work, history, dance and performance. Participating campers are given the opportunity to act or work as technical support crew.

Local treatment program for Parkinson’s Disease addressed at June 27 lunch and learn seminar

June 25, 2013

With more than 50,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease each year, it has grown to become the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. Although there is no cure for those living with the disease, there are treatment options that can reduce some of its debilitating effects.
On June 27, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on the hospital’s new treatment option for those in the region suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Tuesday's local weather

June 25, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 99 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 75. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

June 24th

Adult Literacy/ESL class meets on Tuesday

June 24, 2013

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the Adult Literacy/ESL (English as a Second Language) class will meet at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
Instructors will help attendees learn how to read, improve their reading and/or English skills, or help them in reading to their children.
For more information, call 235-4978 or visit www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.

Chamber welcomes Custom Touch Homes to Sweetwater

June 24, 2013

Custom Touch Homes recently unveiled their workforce housing project planned for Nolan County at a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. The project is geared towards oil field workers in the Cline Shale region. Custom Touch Homes unveiled a sample unit at the event. Those who attended the event got to walk inside the unit. Modern amenities included automatic water heaters and ample-sized kitchens and kitchenettes.

McGonegal welcomed to Sweetwater Fire Department

June 24, 2013

Adam McGonegal, paramedic, was hired by the Sweetwater Fire Department at the end of May. Originally from Castle Rock, Colorado, McGonegal was a paramedic there for four and a half years before moving to Texas.
McGonegal, his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Ella and Mya, currently live in Sweetwater. "My wife and I lived in Abilene in the early 2000s and we really enjoyed the people and the area," McGonegal said. "We want our kids to grow up around good people."

Plans being made for 2013 SHS All-Class Homecoming Reunion

June 24, 2013

The Class of 1968 is celebrating their 45th reunion and will also host the 2013 All-Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the WASP Museum at the old Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. There will also be an all classes reception on Friday night at the Texas Theater, a golf tournament at the Sweetwater County Club on Saturday morning and Sunday morning church services at Newman Park according to Marilyn Kuss, reunion coordinator.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

June 24, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 97. Winds will be from the south southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 76 and southern winds around 15 to 20 mph.
Get a week-long weather preview now at weather.gov.

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