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July 3rd, 2013

Sweetwater's weather for Wednesday

July 3, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will become eastern.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 65. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 10 mph, and after 1 a.m., a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will roll into the area.
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July 2nd

Microsoft 2010 class begins July 8 at TSTC

July 2, 2013

As part of the eight Microsoft Office Short Courses offered this summer at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus, a class on Microsoft Word 2010 will be taught.
The intermediate/advanced Microsoft Word 2010 course will be taught on Monday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 10 and is an eight-hour morning course that builds on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2010: Basic, First Look Edition. Students will work with styles, sections, and columns and will use the Navigation pane to work with outlines.

RPMH, SISD work together for school district employees

July 2, 2013

Through discussions with the First Care insurance provider and the Shannon Clinic staff in Sweetwater, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) was informed that the local clinic will not accept First Care by the end of August this year.
As previously reported, First Care is a widely used insurance by employees of SISD. And while these changes continue, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has discussed the issue with Sweetwater ISD administration in order for the two entities to work together so that access to healthcare is provided for the employees of the school district.

Wortham wins Texaco Country Showdown

July 2, 2013

KXOX AM/FM hosted the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe. The event is America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion.
Each year, more than 50,000 contestants compete in a series of over 450 local, state and regional live shows held throughout the country. Winners advance to their state events where prizes include $1,000 and the opportunity to compete in one of five regional events.

Three 18-wheelers wreck near US 84/I-20 bridge

July 2, 2013

Three people were transported from the scene of a wreck on Tuesday morning near the US 84/I-20 bridge that is currently being repaired due to an 18-wheeler wreck that damaged the bridge in September 2012.
Two 18-wheelers were involved in the wreck including one truck carrying beer kegs and another truck carrying Coors Light packages.
On June 18, the driver of an 18-wheeler died after wrecking into the same bridge currently under construction.

Best Western to host Chamber Coffee

July 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Best Western, located at 300 NW Georgia Ave.
Owned by Dipal Patel and managed by Tanya Axtell, the Sweetwater Best Western offers clean, comfortable rooms at competitive prices, a free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pool, exercise room and truck parking. The hotel was built in 2007 and is run by West Lone Star LTD and has 17 employees.
Best Western was awarded the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and received the Best Western Director's Award in 2012.

Tuesday's weather for Sweetwater

July 2, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 62 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become southeastern
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July 1st

Big Country Dance held tonight

July 1, 2013

The monthly Big Country Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight, July 1, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on FM 419 North.
Kickin' Kountry will provide the entertainment. For more information, call 235-5488.

Crash kills Roscoe resident

July 1, 2013

One person was killed and one was injured at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday in a two vehicle crash in Nolan County. This crash occurred five miles north west of Roscoe.
Silvia Torres Treviño, 75, of Roscoe, was driving a 2011 Nissan east on U.S. Highway 84. Richard Anthony Ginn, 50, of Lubbock, was driving a 2004 Ford pickup west on U.S. 84. The Nissan crossed the center stripe and struck the Ford pickup head-on. 

McDonald’s re-opens in Sweetwater

July 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce gave the newly built McDonald's restaurant a warm welcome back to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, June 30, the afternoon before the restaurant's midnight opening to the public.
Shown above are Grimace, Tom Henderson, Lita McEachern, Casey Taggart, Kristi Taggart, Brody Frieda, Brian Frieda, Ken Taggart, Greg Wortham, Stormie Aven, Larry McEachern, Gil Cherry, Terry Pittman, Aida Pantoja, Hamburglar, Janis McDowell, Don King, Doug Sitter, John Owens, Jeremy Williams, Dave Schnoor and Patrick Piehl.

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