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September 6th, 2011

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

September 6, 2011

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.

Road construction begins at industrial park

September 6, 2011

Road construction on SEED’s (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) 88 acre industrial park located on I-20 at the western entrance to Sweetwater began recently. In the last two years, SEED has added water, sewer, and 3-phase electricity to the park. To make it “shovel ready,” a term used in the economic development industry to mean “ready to build,” the SEED Board of Directors decided to take bids on constructing an 850' road with a cul-de-sac turn around. The bid was accepted in July and the picture is the beginning of the road construction.

Legislation regulating speed limits takes effect

September 6, 2011

Texas motorists may notice some changes to speed limit signs in the next several months, as new laws regulating speed limits on the roadways of the state highway system begin to take effect.

September 3rd

SPD, Southeast working to make traffic flow safer

September 3, 2011

The traffic flow at Southeast Elementary School has been a headache to some these first two weeks of school — a problem for those involved including students, teachers, parents and law enforcement.
"It is our number one objective to provide a safe place for children to receive an education and enjoy their experience while they are here with us," said Southeast principal Peggy Elliott. "We are working hard to improve the traffic situation to make it flow smoothly for the parents as we maintain our number one goal, the safety of our students."

JV cheerleaders to the rescue!

September 3, 2011

Sweetwater High School’s pep rally on Friday, Sept. 2, had a super hero theme. Shown are the SHS Junior Varsity cheerleaders dressed for the occasion, Kala Wofford, Caroline Brennan, Madison Jones, Corynn Martin and Megan Carney with Big Red.

Local Elks Lodge to celebrate 100th anniversary

September 3, 2011

The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will be celebrating in a big way this October. The local lodge will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257 was recently presented with a plaque from the Grand Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks congratulating the local lodge for a century of dedicated service to the community and dedication to living the cardinal principals of charity, justice and brotherly love and in particular for carrying on the programs of Elkdom with fidelity.

Lamar Street Baptist to host revival

September 3, 2011

Lamar Street Baptist Church will be holding a revival starting on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Evangelist Tom McCollister will speak at each service, and special guest Jerry Lewis will lead worship and provide special music.
The revival will begin on Sunday morning, Sept. 11 during the regular morning worship service, starting at 10:40 a.m. The evening services will be held each night, Sunday through Wednesday, at 7 p.m.

September 2nd

Sammy Baugh Classic kicks off in Sweetwater

September 2, 2011

The seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic made its return to Mustang Bowl on Thursday, with the first game of the weekend featuring Roscoe and Hawley. The Classic will continue tonight with Sweetwater against Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Rotan and Ranger will be squaring off the final day, also at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Bowl. Shown, team captains for the Roscoe Plowboys and the Hawley Bearcats meet midfield on Thursday evening.

Anjelique earns Top 5 spot

September 2, 2011

Sweetwater resident and Tejano music artist Anjelique has advanced to the Top 5 in her nomination for Best New Female Artist at the 31st Annual Tejano Music Awards.
As a result of her achievement, Anjelique will now be in attendance at the music awards show slated for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in San Antonio at the San Antonio Event Center with the hope of taking the honor home.

Hoyt Mulanax displays art

September 2, 2011

Hoyt Mulanax of Sweetwater is this month’s Artist of the Month and has many of his watercolor and acrylic paintings displayed at the County-City Library in Sweetwater. His drawings started with a line and a dot — an airplane at age 4 — and has progressed well beyond that. In early August of this year Hoyt started doing caricatures of celebrities in ball point pen and those are also on display. All of the paintings on display are for sale.

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