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October 17th, 2014

RPMH hosts dialysis center groundbreaking

October 17, 2014

City, county and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital notables gathered Thursday for a symbolic groundbreaking at the site of new facilities at the medical center.

Learn more in Friday's print edition.

This weekend's local events

October 17, 2014

Today, October 17, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, located at 1801 Lamar Street will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. There is an electric cooktop, television sets, punchbowl sets and lots of miscellaneous.
Several events are lined up on Saturday, such as the 4th Annual “BBQ-ing in the Wind” Steak Cook Off in Roscoe during the West Texas Wind Festival.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

October 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
We're looking at pleasant temperatures throughout the weekend, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Nighttime lows will be in the mid 50s up to 60 on Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.

October 16th

Libertarian Peterson seeking Congressional votes

October 16, 2014

As more and more Americans grow disgruntled with Democrats and Republicans, alternative parties and the politicians running on their tickets have gained traction.
The Libertarian Party is arguably the most popular of the third party options. Hoping to bank on the growing acceptance of Libertarian principles is Richard "Chip" Peterson, who is challenging Randy Neugebauer for the 19th Congressional District seat in the upcoming Nov. 2 elections.

Read more in Thursday's print edition.

Roscoe Collegiate grows student involvement in plant science

October 16, 2014

Roscoe Collegiate ISD has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to implement Operation Growth Chamber, a hands-on learning program to be used in conjunction with the district’s greenhouse.

Read more in Thursday's print edition.

Oct. 14 proclaimed World Polio Day

October 16, 2014

Local Rotarians (from left) John McPherson, Brian Frieda, Jeremy Dodd, Walt May, Russ Petty, Michael Ables and PDG Cesar Caro are joined by Commissioner Jerod Peek, City Manager Eddie Brown and Mayor Jim McKenzie during McKenzie's proclamation that Oct. 14 hereby be known as World Polio Day. The Rotary Club has played an instrumental role in providing preventative measures for polio worldwide over the decades.

Thursday's local events

October 16, 2014

Today, October 16, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And at 12:30 p.m., the Sweetwater LIFT (Living is for Today) luncheon will be held at The Center at TSTC.
Call 325-670-6999 to make a reservation for the buffet lunch (there is a cost to lunch). There will be a program.

Local forecast for Thursday

October 16, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and southern winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

October 15th

Firefighters battle I-20 truck fire

October 15, 2014

East bound traffic was diverted on Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 20 near mile marker 256 due to a truck loaded with tires catching fire. Sweetwater Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder Fire Department all worked to extinguish the blaze.

Meet the Candidates well attended

October 15, 2014

Many area residents attended a Meet the Candidate event at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse on Tuesday evening. Candidates for all political parties in local races answered written questions from the audience. Richard Ferguson with KXOX AM/FM was the moderator for the event. Shown are Whitley May and Pete Sheridan, both running for Nolan County Judge, Jamie Clem and Jerry Hunt, both running for District Clerk; and Doug Alexander and Terry Locklar, both running for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Shown standing is Richard Ferguson.

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