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August 29th, 2014

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August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 29
Football
Season Openers
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: Sweet-water varsity hosts Lubbock High, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity at Hawley, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity at Ster-ling City, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
Football
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: Lubbock Coronado vs. Weatherford (season openers), 3 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity at Shallowater, 10:30 a.m.

GC outscores Haskell in game called at halftime

August 29, 2014

Grape Creek held a 26-16 halftime lead against Has-kell at halftime of Thurs-day’s opener of the 10th annual Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic. But as they prepared for the second half, Mother Nature got in the way of more football.
After players and fans scurried for cover and fol-lowing a one-hour wait, the game was suspended due to dangerous lightning that hit the area right as the third quarter was about to start.

See the full story in Friday's print edition in Sports.

Highland, MC cancel after lightning strikes

August 29, 2014

Highland’s season open-er against Motley County at Jayton’s Gridiron Classic was cancelled Thursday at the 4:14 mark of the first quarter because of the lightning which struck the area.

See the full story in Friday's print edition in Sports.

Events lined up for this weekend

August 29, 2014

Tonight, August 29, the Sweetwater FFA will have a hamburger supper before the Lubbock High vs. Sweetwater football game from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
Plates will include hamburger, chips, potato salad, beans, Mustang cake, water, iced tea and coffee. Proceeds will benefit the Sweetwater FFA Chapter.
Tickets can be purchased from any Sweetwater FFA member or by contacting Mr. Rains at (325)235-7827, or Mr. Mitchell at (325)235-7844.

Local weekend weather outlook

August 29, 2014

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will remain this evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 71. Winds will shift to the south-southeast around 10 mph.
We'll be dry for the rest of the weekend, with highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend, with gusts as high as 25 mph on Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

August 28th

Relay For Life to host second Bark For Life event

August 28, 2014

Relay for Life of Nolan County is once again holding "Bark for Life" from 9-11 a.m. at Newman Park on Saturday, Sept. 13.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Blood drive slated for Sept. 3 in Sweetwater

August 28, 2014

A community blood drive will be held at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Nursing graduates honored at TSTC pinning ceremony

August 28, 2014

Texas State Technical College held a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in honor of the 12 graduating Associate Degree Nursing students. These graduates will go into the Texas workforce to help combat the nursing shortage in the West Texas region. 

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Sammy Baugh exhibit to debut at Pioneer Museum

August 28, 2014

The Pioneer Museum will debut an exhibit on Sammy Baugh this weekend as the Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic continues in Sweetwater.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Mildred Marie Rotan

August 28, 2014

Services for Mildred Marie “Meemaw” Rotan, 92, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Matt McGowen officiating. Interment will follow at Slater’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening, Aug. 29, 2014.
She died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1922 in Tom Green County. She married Harry Dean Rotan on June 6, 1940 in Sweetwater.

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