July 3rd, 2014
Celebrate Indepen-dence Day in Sweetwater at the Annual Lions Club 4th of July Parade on Friday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up along the 200 block of Ash Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then begin at 10 a.m. Parade viewers can watch as the parade makes its way south on Ash Street to Broadway, then east on Broadway to turn onto Elm Street, where it will head towards Newman Park. The parade will then come to its end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
The Junior League all-stars from Sweetwater must have felt like it was deja vu all over again at the end of their District 5 losers bracket game against Wylie on Wednesday.
For the second straight game, and second time in three days, Sweetwater was three outs away from a win that would have put them in the District 5 title game.
But those dreams were dashed for a second straight time Wednesday as Wylie, trailing 2-1 entering the top of the seventh, pushed over three runs in its final at bat and held off Sweetwater in the bottom of the frame to leave with a 4-2 victory.
Story Hour will be held today, July 3rd at the County-City Library for parents and their children.
Library Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
And this evening, at 6:30 p.m., the Republican Women of West Texas will meet at the TJB Outdoor Bldg. on Lamar Street.
Construction on Lamar is still going on, so the door on the north side of building will be open. Local delegates to the Republican State Convention will share information of the various meetings and events.
Today, we'll see a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and with a high near 92, with winds from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
For tonight, we should see mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 70. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Nolan County Amateur Radio Association had Field Day at Newman ParkÂ on Saturday June 28.
Jake Wade has taken on the role of pastor at Highland Heights United Methodist Church. His first service at the church was last Sunday, June 29.
Raised as a preacher's kid, Wade's father was a Baptist preacher until the family began attending the Methodist church when he was twelve years old. As a result of his father's ministry, the family would move to different towns on a regular basis.
Memorial services for Terry Edwin (IKEY) Love, 63, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Sweetwater Cornerstone Fellowship Church with Jackie Allison officiating.
Love died Monday, June 30, 2014 in Sweetwater.
Terry was born May 19, 1951 in Sweetwater to Curly and Louise Love. He worked at St. Petersburg College setting up main events. He served in the United States Army.
Thomas E. Paxton, age 88, died on June 23, 2014.
Wylie will be Sweetwaterâ€™s opponent in todayâ€™s 7 p.m. Junior League (ages 13-14) losers bracket final played at Wylieâ€™s Kirby Park.
The winner of todayâ€™s contest plays for the title at the same location Thursday, also beginning at 7 p.m., against Abilene South â€” which beat Sweetwater 6-5 to reach the title game when the teams met in the semi-finals on Monday.
Sweetwater will be taking on three other teams in its pool when it plays July 10-11 at the Division II state 7-on-7 championships at College Station, which has a 64-team field.