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September 4th, 2012
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 5 at Hoyt House, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue.
Hoyt House is owned by Assisted Living Concepts, with Whitney Ashford as the on-site manager.
Hoyt House is an assisted living facility that offers the comforts of home with the added safety and security loved ones need. They provide nutritious meals three times a day, housekeeping and laundry, and now have a full-time RN. They serve Nolan County and have 16 employees.
A Labor Day event, â€śBurgers Buy the Pool,â€ť was held on Monday, Sept. 3. The event was held as a fundraiser, hosted by JavaJax in Sweetwater, for the Nolan County Girl Scouts to help with their efforts in restoring the swimming pool at Camp Boothe Oaks.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for a new barbecue restaurant in Roscoe, the Blackland Smokehouse.Â
The restaurant is located on the north side of Broadway in downtown Roscoe between The Wildflower Boutique and Memorial Park.
Even though Labor Day is the unofficial kick-off to fall, today's temperatures make it seem like we're in the middle of summer! Expect a high near 100 today with sunny skies, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more about your local weather by visiting weather.gov.
In September 2012, Katherine Dickson and her family opened the gates of the 69 Ranch near Maryneal to fourth grade students from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell to engage them in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program. Peggy Maddox, former Sweetwater Independent School District SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.
A singer/songwriter with local ties--who made it big on the national circuit--is making an international resurgence.
Royce Porter was born on April 1, 1939 in Roscoe but was raised in Sweetwater. He graduated Newman High School in 1957 and immediately pursued his dream, moving to Houston to record some albums with his friend and fellow Sweetwater resident, the late Ray Doggett.
However, in 1958 he was drafted into the Navy and served for the next two years. Following his military service, Porter returned to Sweetwater and then attended college at Hardin-Simmons University from 1964-1968.
The annual Jamaica (pronounced Hah-my-kah) festival at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sweetwater raised funds for the parish on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. The event featured an array of food, refreshments, games for all ages and music. Shown is Braelyn Gaytan fishing for a prize at one of the booths at the Jamaica. Running the booth were Carolyn Flores and Sierra Flores.
The Sweetwater Mustangs defeated the Eastland Mavericks 23-13 on Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Sammy Baugh Classic at Mustang Bowl.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2012. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.
Deadline for submission of nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. Honorees will be announced at the annual Chamber Banquet planned for Monday, Sept. 24.
Due to the recent redistricting process, Nolan County has once again been put into US District 19 instead of being split between Districts 19 and 11. The voter registrar's office is in the process of consolidating voting precincts 10 through 14 back into their original precincts before the 2009 redistricting.