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March 11th, 2015

Destination Imagination teams heading to state

March 11, 2015

Students from Sweetwater Intermediate School recently competed at the Destination Imagination regional competition. The Structural and Scientific teams earned first place and will advance to the state tournament in Dallas.

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Commission cancels elections, approves additional fire department ranks

March 11, 2015

The Sweetwater City Commission officially cancelled the citywide elections slated for May during Tuesday’s regular meeting at city hall.

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Deadline set for NCF scholarship applications

March 11, 2015

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board of Directors are announcing that this year’s deadline for applying for the annual NCF Golf Classic Scholarship has been set for Friday, May 1, 2015. Each of the four Nolan County high schools has applications available for this year’s graduating seniors.

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Wednesday's local weather

March 11, 2015

Today we'll have some patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 70 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the northeast in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 45. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening.
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March 10th

Emmanuel Fellowship to host missions, chili and dodgeball tournament

March 10, 2015

The public is invited to join the fun Saturday, March 28, at the Texas State Technical College Student Center for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Dodge Ball Tournament hosted by Emmanuel Fellowship Church of Sweetwater. Games and chili voting begin at 10 a.m.

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

United Way gun raffle to benefit local agencies

March 10, 2015

The drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 15, at the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club Gun, Knife and Coin Show in the foyer at the NCUW booth. The three prizes to be raffled are a Ruger 50th Anniversary 10/22 .22LR, a Digicam- JRC/SW 40 Cal AR and a PINK Degicam- JRC 9mm 17-RD Mag. Adjustable Stock. Prizes will be drawn in the order that they appear. Winners need not be present to win and must be able by law to own and receive a firearm. The prize is non-transferable.

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

Rattlesnake Round-Up Schedule of events announced

March 10, 2015

Theresa Cowart, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 57th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 12-15, 2015. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959. Cowart stated “this price will be paid all three days with no weight limit on number of pounds brought in.”

County to mull payroll options

March 10, 2015

A disagreement between county employees took place during a meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court Monday about how the county’s payroll system is set up.

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Tuesday's local forecast

March 10, 2015

This morning, we'll see some areas of fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 65 and west-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the north.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies with a low around 44. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph and will become calm.
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March 9th

Jaycees clean up highway 70

March 9, 2015

The Sweetwater Jaycees started their week leading up to the Round-Up on Saturday, March 7, with a highway clean-up. The Jaycees adopted the first two miles of Highway 70, which they have had for many years. Chairman of Highway Clean-up DeAnna Thomas would like to thank all the Jaycees, Roosters and Jayteens that showed up to help.

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