August 15th, 2014
Avondale Baptist Church
We invite you to join us at Avondale Baptist Church. We have Sunday school for all ages every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Our Sunday worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Our Wednesday evening service is an old fashion prayer meeting where we do nothing but pray for our community, church, nation and world. Avondale Baptist Church meets at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held their annual New Teacher Luncheon on Thursday at The Center at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
The new teachers were welcomed by Chamber President Zollie Steakley, who made some remarks along with Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman. Twenty-five new teachers were introduced at the gathering.
Three of the new teachers will teach at TSTC: Shannon Weir, Jerry Johnson and Joe Lucas. Within Sweetwater ISD, J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will welcome Stephanie Harrell and Salvador Barrego.
For those in the community who are looking for a great way to close out the summer, Emmanuel Fellowship Church of Sweetwater invites you to an evening of worship with âClovertonâ this Sunday at 7 p.m.
Leola Hartgraves Clark, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Garden of Memories with Pastor Chester McCown officiating. Burial will follow.
After nearly two weeks of hitting each other in prac-tices, the four area high school football teams finally get a taste of outside competition starting today.
In 11-man ball, Sweet-water goes to San Angeloâs Bobcat Stadium this evening for its opening scrimmage against San Angelo Lake View, while Roscoe is at home to take on Haskell. Sweetwaterâs scrimmage is set to begin with the JV and freshman teams at 5 p.m., with the varsity taking the field at approximately 6:15, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley, while Roscoe will begin its skir-mish at 6 p.m.
This yearâs Roscoe Plowboys football team was introduced during the schoolâs âPlowboy Previewâ that was held Thursday night at Plowboy Field.
School cheerleaders and the Roscoe band also performed for the public. Roscoe hosts Haskell in its opening scrimmage today starting at 6 p.m.
Tonight, August 15, Maryneal Baptist Church will be having revival services through Sunday the 17th featuring Billy Oliver with music by Randy and Vicki Hanes.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday's schedule will be 10 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for morning worship, 12 noon for a lunch at the Community Center and a final service for 6 p.m.
On Saturday, the clothes closet at First United Methodist Church, located at 309 Cedar, will be open from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Clothes are free to anyone in need.
Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 100. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph.
We'll see partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we should expect highs in the mid to upper 90s. Winds will mainly come from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and starting on Saturday afternoon, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain in the area through Sunday evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Nolan County has been virtually recession proof. As most of the nation has struggled to recover from the worst economic downturn in more than 75 years, Sweetwater and surrounding areas has remained a bastion of employment.
In fact, Ken Becker, executive director at Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), estimates the percentage of Nolan County residents out of work to be just over four percent â lower than the state of Texas and the U.S. averages.
The Sweetwater Fire Department has promoted from within a new assistant fire chief. Lance Campbell was officially named to the position Tuesday by Chief Grant Madden.
Campbell, a 15-year veteran of the department, passed the required promotional exams and met the criteria. Madden believes he will be a good successor to former assistant chief Chris Kiser.
"Lance was hired on right after I was," Madden said. "I've worked with him my entire career. I know he has great leadership skills, we just haven't had a chance to see them yet."