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August 13th, 2014
The public is invited to participate in a local Color Dash on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. starting and ending at TSTC Sweetwater Campus. "This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker â€” it's your city's brightest 5k run/walk," said event organizers. "The Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners and people of all ages, shapes and sizes."
The 70th annual Fisher County Fair will take place August 15-16 at the Fisher County Courthouse. All ages are encouraged to enter items in the following categories: Baked goods, preserved foods, textiles (clothing and quilts), horticulture and crops, hobbies and crafts, art and photography. Entries will be accepted on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4-7 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded. Residents of neighboring counties are also welcome to enter. Fair books are available at the Extension office. For more information, call Mary Mahaffey at 721-1002 or the County Extension office at 776-3259.
It's been a busy week for the Sweetwater City Commission.
During a regular session Tuesday, police officer Daniel Olds was commended for "going above and beyond the normal call of duty" for his role in attempting to save the life of a critical patient the fire department was called to assist.
The scene at rescue situations such as the one Olds responded to can often be chaotic, but on the day of June 27, Sweetwater's emergency services were stretched particularly thin, according to fire chief Grant Madden.
The Mustang Sallies will once again take to the track in their third home bout of the season against the Conroe Cutthroats on Sunday, Aug. 17. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and the action starts at 4 p.m. at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Tickets are on sale at Creative Graphic Solutions, Fastenal and El Papagayos for $8 in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $12 on Aug. 17. Children 12 and under are free! Be sure to get to the Annex early as seating is limited.
Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 70 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
A video tribute to Robin Williams
It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.
A new, local congregation is hoping to make an impact in the community as they prepare for their official church launch.
On Sunday, Aug. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m., Bethel Sweetwater will have a back to school backpack/school supply giveaway at Newman Park. Bethel Sweetwater is an extension of Bethel Assembly in Anson.
Two hundred backpacks filled with elementary school supplies will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also at the event, 500 hot dogs will be given away.
Many attended the back to school event at Richard Fergeson State Farm on Monday. Free hot dogs and school supplies were given away and children enjoyed a bounce house.
See more photos on Page 10 of Tuesday's edition.
A bit more rain is needed before the Nolan County Commissioners Court will agree to lift the burn ban.
The commission voted unanimously to leave the ban â€” which hasn't been lifted since late May â€” in place for now.
"We want to see a general rain over most of the county before we lift the ban," said County Court Judge Tim Fambrough.
The commission agreed to revisit the issue at the next regular meeting.
A presentation by Randy Teague of AirMedCare Network focused on bringing more comprehensive coverage to Nolan County and its residents.