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June 28th, 2013
The Water Works Underwater LEGO Robotics Camp will take place July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Roscoe Collegiate High School. Twenty young women ages 14-18 will participate in the camp. There are no fees as the camp is research project funded. Participants just have to fill out a research evaluation on what they learned at the end of the camp.
The wait is over. McDonald's in Sweetwater will officially be open to the public at midnight on July 1. The restaurant closed on March 31 and was completely knocked down and rebuilt in the same location at 201 NE Georgia. The new store will be open 24/7 in both lobby and drive-thru.
During the Grand Opening, from midnight to 5 a.m. Big Macs will be sold for just $1 each.
Dale Adams, the General Manager of the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District, presented an informative program of water and conservation to the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club during their weekly, noontime meeting held at Broadway Baptist Church.
Within Nolan County, three aquifers are present: the Edwards-Trinity, the Blaine and the Dockum. Visuals were provided showing the placement of the three water sources and their proximity to cities within the county.
It just keeps getting hotter!
Today we'll see a high near 106 with sunny skies, with a southwest wind around 10 mph. Thankfully, the winds will become northern in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 76 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday's high will top out around the century mark, but we'll have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the entire weekend. Sunday will bring a decrease in temperatures, as the high will be around 90. Weekend lows will be in the lower 70s.
Learn more now at weather.gov.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors was very excited at the number of applicants who applied for their $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was made available to all of the graduating high school seniors in Nolan County, planning to further their education. "The NCBR Scholarship Committee was also very impressed with the number of applicants that were qualified to receive this award. It was a very difficult job for the selection committee."
During Thursday's meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, discussion was held on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the changes made by the federal government on health insurance--and how it will affect the school district.
According to SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman, substitute teachers who work over 30 hours a week would have to be offered health care by the district. The ACA specifies that an employee who works 30 hours a week is at full-time work status.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital staff and administration, gift shop Purple People Greeters, and Sweetwater community members gathered at the newly remodeled RPMH gift shop for a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Tuesday morning.
Purple People Greeters, volunteers who run the gift shop among many other duties, are Barbara Williams, Peggy Otwell, Pearl Atkins, Edna Sowell, Billie Diddle, Rose Ann Elston, Phyllis Morris and Johnnie Gainey.
Several appointments were approved during Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
The appointment of Rut Crawley as manager for the Nolan County Welfare Office was approved, while Carol Flint was given approval to serve on the Nolan County Welfare Board. For the Sick Pool Committee, approval was given for Kathy Bowen to serve.
Also during the meeting, in a three-to-one vote, the burn ban for Nolan County was approved to remain lifted for the next two weeks.
It's hot again today!
Expect sunny skies and a high near 104, with heat index values as high as 107. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 78 and southern wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Any chances of rain or cooler temps in sight? Find the answer at weather.gov.
If you happened to be out and about downtown Sweetwater at about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, you may have seen a whole lot of people on what appeared to be miniature motorcycles. What were those funny little bikes, and who were those people? The National Cushman Club of America members.
Those funny little bikes are actually Nebraska-made scooters that were built from 1936 to 1965. Sometimes dubbed "Baby Harleys," Cushman scooters reached their height in popularity during the late '50s and early '60s.