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December 5th

Local churches plan Christmas activities

December 5, 2014

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and Lamar Street Baptist Church.

Learn more by picking up Friday's edition.

Bonfire for Mustangs

December 5, 2014

The Mustang Moms sponsored a bonfire on Thursday evening to show student athletes that the community is proud of their success. Sweetwater High School football secured a fourth round playoff seat against Celina High School at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Wichita Falls.

Nolan County receives new AgriLife agent

December 5, 2014

Nolan County has a new AgriLife Extension agent in Labeth Carter.
A West Texas native, Carter is prepared to develop and present a number of educational programs the organization is versed in instructing.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Amahl and the Night Visitors this Saturday at Auditorium

December 5, 2014

The APPLAUSE Music Series presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium (400 Locust Street).
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or in advanced by calling the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce at 325-235-5488.

Learn more in Friday's edition.

This weekend's local events

December 5, 2014

On Saturday, December 6, the Junior High NASP Archery Qualifiers Tournament will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the PE gym at Sweetwater High School on 1200 Crane. There is an entry fee at the gate.
Sixth through eighth graders from Sweetwater, Colorado City, Snyder and Big Spring will compete. Qualifiers are determined by state scores and could go to the state tournament in Belton in March.
Also, Sweetwater's 41st annual Christmas Craft Show will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Local weekend weather outlook

December 5, 2014

Today, we'll have areas of fog before 9 a.m., but after that we'll have mostly sunny skies with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 43 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend, we should see highs in the mid to upper 50s with lows in the low to mid 40s. On Saturday night, a 20% chance of rain will enter the area, increasing to 30% on Sunday. Winds will vary at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit to learn more.

December 4th

Information sought on wildlife violations

December 4, 2014

Nolan County Game Warden Jake Simmering is seeking information about an incident involving illegal waste of game and dumping which occurred on or about Nov. 26.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Buzzi Unicem announces major expansion project

December 4, 2014

Buzzi Unicem USA is pleased to announce it is implementing a major project to modernize and expand its cement production at the Maryneal Texas plant. This expansion project has an anticipated completion goal of early 2016.

Learn more in Thursday's edition.

RPMH to host holiday nutrition lunch and learn seminar on Dec. 10

December 4, 2014

The holiday season is a busy time for many of us with work, parties and other activities that keep us on-the-go. With limited time to focus on health and wellness, many Americans tend to slack on their diets. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to help diabetics manage their disease during the holidays with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Thursday's local events

December 4, 2014

Today, December 4, 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
Also, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel will hold a meeting at the Country Club and wish to invite all retired school personnel to attend. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the SHS Ensemble will present a Christmas program.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...


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