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August 12th, 2014
Today, August 12, the Pioneer Museum will be having a two-day Pioneering the Past Discover Camp from 10 a.m. to noon.
The theme is âLifeâs a Garden, Dig Itâ. The two-day interactive archaeology camp is open to children in grades 4 through 8.
To learn about entry fees or to sign up, visit www.pioneermuseumtx.org.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 68 and east-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southeast.
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Many attended the Nolan County Fair this weekend and enjoyed a concert on Saturday evening performed by Great White.
Shown are members of the band during the performance including Michael Lardie (keys, guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), lead singer Terry Ilous and lead guitarist, Mark Kendall.
Members of the Nolan County Cruisers car club drove members of the band onto the floor of the Nolan County Coliseum for their show, driving them in classic cars.
Find more photos in Monday's edition.
Shown are Michael Jimenez, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 4 & 5 Wind Farms and Gary Armstrong, Chief of the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department.
Infigen recently gave a donation to the Roscoe VFD that will be used for general maintenance at the department, keeping fire trucks and medical equipment up to date.
Texas Football Fan Day at UT
Today, August 11, the Sweetwater NRCS (National Resources Conservation Service) will be hosting a Local Work Group Meeting to discuss the natural resource needs in Nolan County for the 2015 EQIP signup.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the USDA Service Center at 103 W. Florida. For more information, please call the NRCS office at 325-235-4485 ext. 3.
Starting at 11 a.m., Richard Fergeson State Farm, located at 808 East Broadway, will be having a Back to School Event on Monday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the family out for hotdogs, a bounce house and free school supplies.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon. We'll also have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., which will remain through the evening hours.
Tonight, we should see mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 70 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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The widening of Lamar Street (Highway 70) â which began in September 2013 â will continue through the spring of 2015, but the portion of the road which runs in front of Sweetwater Middle School is slated to be finished by Aug. 25, the first day of school.
While signal work is ongoing, the gutter work is done and the replacing of sidewalk and ramps flanking the street are in progress, according to Mary Belle Turner, public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for a summertime event for children.
On August 12 and 13, the âPioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Campâ will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-day interactive archaeology camp, with the theme "Life's a Garden, Dig It", is open to students in grades 4 through 8.
Museum Director, Melonnie Hicks, shared that Dr. Don Frazier, who gave a lecture in Sweetwater this past spring, will return to give a presentation to campers. Students will make medicine bags, play Comanche kids' games and participate in an archaeology dig.
The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland.