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November 28th, 2014
Halftime score: Sweetwater-28 Vernon-14
Score update: Sweetwater 42; Vernon 21
Final score: Sweetwater-49; Vernon-27
Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department were searching for a man wanted for three warrants â€” two being felonies â€”Â on Friday morning.
Juan Leanos was being sought for theft of property over $50 and under $500, a misdemeanor; theft of property over $1,500 and under $2,000, a felony; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, also a felony.
The Sweetwater Jaycees delivered over 800 meals to local residents on Thanksgiving Day during their annual feed. The Jaycees also expected at least 100 people to eat at the Jaycee Barn where the event took place. Shown above are servers Morgan Pointer, Caitlyn Cornutt, Jessica Fortin, Robbi Hannah and Danielle Thomas.
This year's Sweetwater High School varsity cheerleaders are getting the chance to do something no other SHS cheer squad has done since 1997.
They are showing their support for the first Sweetwater football team since that year â€” and only the third in school history â€” to still be unbeaten through the first 12 games of the season. The Mustangs put their 12-0 record on the line at 2 p.m. today when they face Vernon in the regional round of the Class 4A, Division II playoffs at Mineral Wells' Ram Stadium.
See the full story in the Friday edition.
A Sweetwater man died Friday morning when a fire engulfed four apartments at Jack Lambert Drive. The Sweetwater Fire Department received a call about 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning about the apartment fire. The fire began in a common attic of one of the middle apartments, but the cause of the fire is still unknown and fire marshals are being sent to investigate. All other apartment residents escaped the blaze safely. All four apartment roofs were burned off and the interior of each apartment received smoke and water damage as well.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has earned its share of accolades during its time as Nolan County's premier health care facility. Recently, the hospital received two more awards from prestigious organizations recognizing the staff's medical prowess.
Read more in Wednesday's edition.
When Black Friday started in the 1960s, as a means to ring in the Christmas shopping season, retailers hoped to move their finances from the â€średâ€ť to the â€śblack.â€ť But almost 55 years later, businesses are almost foregoing the original plans and beginning their sales before the Thanksgiving turkey is even out of the oven.
Learn more in Wednesday's edition.
Texas National Bank recently made a donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Shown is Aubrey Turnbow (center) receiving the donation from Brenda Stirl and Mike Fernandez.
On Saturday, November 29, a benefit for Julie Sawyers will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Brookshire's. Brisket sandwiches and a brisket sandwich combo will be on sale.
At 4 p.m., an auction will be held at the Jaycee Barn with a dance to follow featuring Hawk and Hag, Shane Henry and the 4X Band, and Nine Mile. There will be a cover charge.
All proceeds will go to Riley and Julie Sawyers.
Also, the Third Annual Nolan County Goodfellows Motorcycle Toy Run will take place at 11 a.m. Line up will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.