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February 25th, 2014
The Republican Women of West Texas recently installed new officers at a recent meeting.
Pictured are Teresa Beckmeyer, Legislative Committee Chair; Kimberly McKinney, Vice President; Alice Rhoades, Secretary; Lynda Apel, Treasurer; and Amy Basye, President.
The deadline to submit items for the Nolan County Time Capsule was officially extended at Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
Wednesday, March 19 will be the final day for residents to submit small items such as business cards, coins and letters. Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White once again noted that the size of the capsule will depend on how many items are submitted.
February is American Heart Month, to observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.
Today, we'll see a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Otherwise, expect cloudy skies with the temperature falling to around 42 by 5pm. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight, cloudy skies will remain, with a low around 27 and blustery winds from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph after midnight, which is when we'll also have a 30 percent chance of showers.
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ABILENE â€” The Highland girls basketball team can check one more thing off its to-do list for 2014.
Thanks to a 51-37 win over Garden City in Saturday's Region II-1A, Division II final at Abilene Christian University, the Lady Hornets are returning to the state tournament in Austin for the second straight year.
That leaves one final, ultimate goal â€” the school's first-ever state championship in basketball. It's a goal the team has set for itself ever since losing to Saltillo 41-19 in the state semifinals a year ago.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 62. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 52 and winds from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, we'll see patchy fog and a chance of drizzle.
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The Sweetwater Jaycees are gearing up for the 56th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Media day is held a few weeks before the Round-Up every year where Miss Snake Charmer contestants are introduced to the media and the Jaycees demonstrate how to milk the snakes of their venom to make anti-venom. The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is an educational event held on the second weekend of March.
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A couple of weeks ago on what is famously known as â€śGround Hog Dayâ€ť in Punxsutawney, PA, Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter.Â Honestly, it doesnâ€™t make me feel any better knowing winter will carry way into the month of March.Â
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon at 400 E. Avenue A in Sweetwater â€”Â the site for the new Sweetwater Police Department.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda and Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham spoke at the ceremony, saying that the new building has been a long time coming and construction is expected to be finished by December.
April 25-26 - Deep Creek Art Festival is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 festival, April 25-26, 2014 in Snyder. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
The Deep Creek Art Festival is a juried art festival. Jurors will select artists' in 14 categories: Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Clay, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. There is a $15 non-refundable fee per application.