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April 7th, 2015

Nolan County Heart Walk set for April 18

April 7, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, the Nolan County Heart Walk will be held to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family-oriented environment while raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).
Registration will take place at 9 a.m., with the official walk starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater High School field house.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Local weather for Tuesday

April 7, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 67 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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April 6th

Jaycees host annual Easter egg hunt

April 6, 2015

The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park on Saturday morning. Many children enjoyed collecting plastic eggs filled with treats.

Highland's Hall to speak about bullying

April 6, 2015

Highland junior Kailee Hall will be heading to Waco later this month to tackle the topic of bullying. In Highland's small school, bullying isn't prevalent, but it can happen anywhere.
A speech about bullying, which was prepared by Hall, will be presented to a panel of three judges representing the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation (TAPT). Hall is the lone state finalist from Highland and advanced to state by winning her grade at the regional competition in Abilene last month.

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Whiskers ‘N’ Wags now serving Nolan County

April 6, 2015

After three years in business, an area pet sitting company is extending its services to Nolan County.
Whiskers ‘N’ Wags, located at 5450 CR 161 in Colorado City, has served Mitchell and Scurry counties with professional pet sitting and in-home boarding. Owner Rebecca Corbell not only cares for dogs and cats, but other pets like reptiles, birds, farm animals, and exotics.

April 4th

Highland debate team shines at state

April 4, 2015

When Kellse Cornett and Cheyanna Petty arrived at the University of Texas in Austin for the state debate finals in March, they weren't unnerved.
The Highland High School sophomores were used to debating above their University Interscholastic League (UIL) designated 1A class. There aren't many Class 1A schools in the area that even have a debate squad, so in order to compete, Cornett and Petty — along with sophomore team Dylan Miles and Emily Hamilton and seniors Taylar Hammond and Kevin Pantoja — regularly squared off in matches of verbal wit with 3A, 4A and even 5A schools.

April 3rd

Book signing slated for April 11

April 3, 2015

A book signing for Blackwell native Charlene “Betty” Cole’s book, “How Long Will the Pain Last?: Every Bereaved Parent Wants to Know”, will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the County-City Library, located at 206 Elm in Sweetwater.
At the come-and-go event, she will briefly talk about her book and answer any questions attendees may have.
“Though this book was written for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings,” Cole explained, “it is also for anyone suffering the pangs of grief after the death of a significant love.”

Frosts to speak at Ranchhouse Fellowship Cowboy Church

April 3, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion section are: Ranchhouse Fellowship Cowboy Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Assembly of God, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Get all the details on Easter Sunday services in Friday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

A girl and her steer: Brennan earns accolades at livestock events

April 3, 2015

Hard work has paid for Caroline Brennan. The 18-year-old Sweetwater High School senior has been showing livestock since the third grade. During her last run as a student steer handler, Brennan accrued several championships.

Learn more in Friday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

One transported in multiple vehicle wreck

April 3, 2015

One patient was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with lower extremity injuries on Thursday evening after a vehicle accident on the west interchange in Sweetwater.

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