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November 10th, 2014

Monday's local weather

November 10, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be breezy with a southwest wind at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 38 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north after midnight and could get as high as 25 mph.
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November 8th

Golden moment

November 8, 2014

Sweetwater’s Bray Amos (3) and Isaiah McGee pose with the gold ball that the Mustangs received for winning the outright District 2-4A, Division II title on Friday after their 57-6 win over Lamesa. The Mustangs, 10-0 overall, now begin the playoffs where they will face Perryton in a bi-district matchup held in Canyon starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Read more about the Lamesa win in our weekend edition.

May winner of judgeship after votes tallied again

November 8, 2014

Whitley May has formally won the seat of Nolan County Judge, according to local officials in charge of a second vote count that was held Friday at the courthouse.
The final count put May ahead by a 23-vote margin with 1,336 votes. His opponent, Sweetwater City Attorney Peter F. Sheridan, had 1,313 votes in an election that turned out to be more hotly contested than those in charge of counting local votes could have anticipated.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Veterans to be celebrated during RPMH's November Lunch and Learn Seminar

November 8, 2014

Hospital veteran also to speak about his experience in the U.S. Navy

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be celebrating the work of our nation's veterans with a special Lunch and Learn Seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The free program will feature guest speaker Donis McCluskey, a hospital employee, as he recounts his experiences from the 1967 U.S.S. Forrestal fire.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Veterans to be celebrated during RPMH's November Lunch and Learn Seminar

November 8, 2014

Hospital veteran also to speak about his experience in the U.S. Navy

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be celebrating the work of our nation's veterans with a special Lunch and Learn Seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The free program will feature guest speaker Donis McCluskey, a hospital employee, as he recounts his experiences from the 1967 U.S.S. Forrestal fire.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Sweetwater Jaycees to host Veterans Day dinner

November 8, 2014

The Sweetwater Jaycees are hosting their First Annual Veterans Day Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jaycee Barn, located on 4th and Cypress Streets.
All veterans and their immediate family (spouse, children living at home) are invited for a hamburger dinner.

Pick up our weekend edition for the full story.

DMI hosts grand opening

November 8, 2014

DMI Wealth Management and Insurance Solutions in Sweetwater hosted their grand opening for their new location earlier this week in Sweetwater. They have moved to the former Cox Jewelers building, located at 110 E. Broadway. Many members of the community, including members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, made it out to their grand opening event. DMI also hosted the monthly Chamber Coffee during the grand opening and the Chamber of Commerce welcomed the business to their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

See more photos on our weekend edition.

Betty Ruth Rains

November 8, 2014

Betty Ruth Rains, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Ramona Martinez Almanza

November 8, 2014

Rotan — Ramona Martinez Almanza, 60, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Rotan. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, 10, 2014, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Belvieu Cemetery. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be made at weathersbeerayfh.com. 

November 7th

Votes recounted for Precinct 9

November 7, 2014

A vote recount for Precinct 9 in Nolan County was granted following Tuesday's election. Whitley May received the most votes after the recount with 1,336 and Peter Sheridan received 1,313 votes, confirming May's win for Nolan County Judge.

See the full story in our weekend edition.

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