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January 16th

Updates given on courthouse construction

January 16, 2014

In the afternoon session of the county commissioner's meeting held on Monday, Turner construction gave updates on both the courthouse facade construction and the new jail and sheriff's office. To date, there have been no safety incidents at the courthouse.

Active month for SEED

January 16, 2014

The month of January proves to be a very active month for SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), as noted during an update from Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director Kirstin Smith at the board of directors' meeting held on Monday morning.
Last week, they participated in the Cline Shale Alliance meeting, which had very good attendance. And this week, SEED was able to offer an economic development update to the members of the Future Sweetwater class and join the group on a tour of USG and Buzzi Unicem.

Robbery at Apple Creek

January 16, 2014

Sweetwater police arrested a robber just a few minutes after the holdup.
According to Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda, 25 year-old Robert Dulaney knocked on the door of an apartment at the Apple Creek Apartments on Tuesday. When the door opened, Dulaney pulled a knife, forced his way inside, and took money from the occupant, along with a gaming console.
Sweetwater police officers later spotted the suspect's car and made the arrest.
All of the stolen property was recovered. Dulaney was taken to the Nolan County Jail.

Shows begin at Coliseum

January 16, 2014

Shows kicked off Wednesday evening for the Nolan County Livestock Show with the steer and heifer shows at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Shown are exhibitors during the show.

Steer, heifer show results announced

January 16, 2014

2014 STEER SHOW RESULTS
Class 1 — Light weight steers
1st place — Caroline Brennan, Sweetwater FFA
2. Dylan Miles — Highland FFA
3. Julia Rees — Nolan County 4-H
4. Kamren Fisher — Nolan County 4-H
5. Kamren Fisher — Nolan County 4-H
6. Dylan Miles — Highland FFA
7. Steven Johns — Nolan County 4-H
8. Dillon Solis — Blackwell FFA
9. Tracer Jones — Roscoe FFA

Class 2 — Heavy Weight Steers
1. Zoee Jeffrey — Nolan County 4-H
2. Caroline Brennan — Sweetwater FFA
3. Kaegan Jeffrey — Nolan County 4-H
4. Kristen Johns — Nolan County 4-H
5. Dylan Miles — Highland FFA

John Carl Thompson

January 16, 2014

John Carl Thompson died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Garland, Texas.
He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Joan Catherine.
He also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and  nephews, His brother, Bobbie Thompson of Colorado Springs, also survives him.

Local sports calendar

January 16, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 16
Basketball
Roscoe JV teams will play at Aspermont tournament.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater boys and girls at season-opening meet in Big Spring (Jan. 11 meet at Post was cancelled).
Roscoe boys and girls at season-opening meet in Big Spring.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
Basketball
Sweetwater girls will host Wylie — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will host Wylie — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys will host Loraine, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV teams will play at Aspermont tournament.

Thursday's local weather

January 16, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 56. Winds will be breezy, with a western wind around 10 to 20 mph that will shift to the north in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 32 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph, which will becoming light and variable.
Learn more at weather.gov.

January 15th

Golden algae bloom at Lake Sweetwater

January 15, 2014

A golden algae bloom is behind the death of these fish and many more at Lake Sweetwater.

Hospital update heard at SEED meeting

January 15, 2014

An update on the renovations at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was given by hospital administrator Donna Boatright at the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors held on Monday morning.
Construction at the local hospital began in 2010 with an energy savings and water conservation project. A performance contract with McKinstry was established to replace the lighting, autoclaves, boiler, HVAC, patient room units, the walk-in freezer/refrigerator and toilet.

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