Oftentimes, when applying the term "legends" to a musical act, it's hyperbole on the part of an overzealous fan. But in the case of the Light Crust Doughboys, the term could be an understatement.
Read more in Friday's edition.
Clara J. Hale, 85, went to be with the lord on Oct. 31, 2014.
Clara was born on June 30, 1929 in DeKalb, TX to Joe and Elizabeth Hancock. Clara married Clive Hale on Dec. 22, 1944. Clara was a housewife and a mother of five children â€” one boy and four girls. Clara always looked after her family and never turned anyone away. She was always taking care of her siblings when they were ill and showed her family what unconditional love truly was.
For Highland, itâ€™s been a five-year wait and Roscoe has gone four years since its last trip to the playoffs. Both return by winning today.
Roscoe (2-1) will host Menard (2-1) this evening; Highland (1-0) is host-ing Westbrook (0-1); and Blackwell (1-0) is at Loraine (1-0). Sweetwater (3-0) visits Pecos (1-2) in the other game that involves Nolan County teams.
Read more in Friday's edition in Sports.
Today, October 31 is the final day for the Nolan County Sign Ups for Goodfellows from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1-3 p.m. at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for T.A.N.F.
Also, SNAP will be hosting counselors at its 1701 Elm Street location from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Any senior (age 65+) who wishes to enroll or is currently enrolled in Medicare is encouraged to make an appointment with a benefits counselor free of charge.
Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the north-northeast wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear for your Trick-or-Treat forecast, with a low around 39 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the east-southeast after midnight.
For this weekend, we'll see highs increasing from the mid-60s to the low 70s. Lows will be in the upper 40s but almost to 60 by Sunday night. Winds will increase throughout Saturday and Sunday, with gusts as high as 30 mph on Saturday.
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to announce that John Jay, president of Roscoe State Bank, will serve as chairman of the IBAT Board of Directors for 2014-2015. He officially accepted this position during the associationâ€™s 40th annual convention held in Fort Worth.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 31, in the County Clerk's office located at 100 East Third, Suite 108.
Election Day will then take place on the following Tuesday, Nov. 4, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the respective polling places for the nine voting precincts in Nolan County.
Learn more and find a list of all the candidates appearing on the ballot in Thursday's edition.
Digital signs were put up on Wednesday morning at the new location for DMI Wealth Management and Insurance Solutions in Sweetwater.
Learn more in Thursday's edition.
Memorial services for Barbara Jean Lemmons, 72, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Greater Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Carey conducting.
She died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Abilene Regional Hospital in Abilene.
Barbara loved her family very much and she was a member of Church of Christ, loved shopping, dancing, television and most of all working puzzles.
THURSDAY, OCT. 30
Sweetwater freshmen will host Pecos, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Pecos, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ teams will play at Pecos, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade â€˜Bâ€™ and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ teams will play at Pecos, 5:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high will play at Menard, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV will play at Stamford, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high will play at Westbrook, 5:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high will host Loraine, 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 31