June 1st, 2015

Benefit golf tourney set June 20 at SCC

June 1, 2015

In conjunction with the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Sweetwater Country Club will host a golf tournament on June 20 which will benefit wounded military veterans and their families.
The tournament format will be a four-person scramble, with play scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The cost is $50 per person, and hole sponsor signs are available for $100.

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May 29th

June sports camps schedule

May 30, 2015

The Roscoe basketball coaching staff is conducting a camp on June 1-3 at the Roscoe High School gym for girls and boys who are entering grades 1-5. The camp will be from 6-8 p.m. each day and the cost is $30. The camp will cover fundamental skills, games and concepts of basketball and include a 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 tournament, hot shot contest and free throw contest. Participants get a camp T-shirt and awards are given each day. Pre-registration is preferred, but persons may register at the door. Call camp facilitator Kelly Jo Sexton at (254) 784-0991.

SHS DECA students receive Emerging Leader Honor Award

May 30, 2015

Valeria Zavaleta, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Madison Jones, Caroline Brennan, Jeremy Witt, Abby  McPherson and Blake Cumbie, seniors at Sweetwater High School, each received the 2015 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. This award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders through participation in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America).

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Update on hospital construction given at board meeting

May 30, 2015

Ron Blackwell with McKinstry, the senior construction manager for the projects taking place at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), was in attendance at Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District to give an update on the ongoing work.
Most of the roof has been installed over the labor and delivery wing, with masonry work expected to follow. With the MRI expansion, exterior walls have been installed with work on the roof scheduled next, and demolition has begun on the entryway as well as interior work.

KXOX to host 34th Annual Country Showdown June 6

May 30, 2015

Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 34th Annual Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe on Saturday, June 6. KXOX will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion, sponsored by KXOX and The Lumberyard.
One of the judges for this year's competition will include 2014's National Winner Crystal Yates.

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Emmanuel Fellowship Church announces summer worship hours

May 29, 2015

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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West Texas Centers to honor Davis Wilson with retirement reception

May 29, 2015

A come and go reception for Davis Wilson, who is retiring after 25 years with West Texas Centers, will be June 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, 810 E. Broadway Street.

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Area Valedictorians, Salutatorians

May 29, 2015

The following students were named Valedictorian: Sweetwater High School: Corynn Martin; Roscoe Collegiate High School: Chase Cathey; Highland High School: Taylar Hammond; Blackwell High School: Harrison Gott; Roby High School: Bryan Harris; and Trent High School: Heath Stevens.

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RPMH board approves several purchases

May 29, 2015

Several purchases were approved by the Nolan County Hospital District board at their meeting held Monday evening at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Among the items purchased were 10 hospital beds totaling around $125,000, which was about $10,000 lower than initially anticipated.

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Knox named a 2015 Student Hero by SBOE

May 29, 2015

AUSTIN – A group of 16 Texas public school students who provided outstanding acts of charity and kindness for their fellow students were announced as the 2015 Student Heroes by the State Board of Education (SBOE).

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