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June 14th, 2013

Manufacturing group tours Buzzi

June 14, 2013

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development recently sponsored a tour of the Buzzi Unicem USA plant for a Sweetwater manufacturing group. The event was hosted by Mr. Robert Sagmeister, Buzzi General Manager.
Shown from left to right are Chuck Stewart, Buzzi Maintenance Manager; Gabriel Acosta, EMA CFO; Shawn Wythe, Buzzi Production Manager; Larry Ludlum, Ludlum Vice President/Owner; John Spaulding, ADIT General Manager; and Frank O’Neill, Buzzi Project Manager.
Find more photos on Page 1 of today's edition.

Two ordinances discussed at city meeting

June 14, 2013

Two ordinances were read and approved during Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission at City Hall.
Approval was given toward the first reading of the amended Chapter 18 city ordinance entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses," which allows freight and portable storage containers in certain zoning districts. The first passage of the ordinance was earlier this year, but was brought back for consideration after a request was made by the commissioners.

New eligibility rule for farm license plates

June 14, 2013

Nolan County residents will now need to provide proof of eligibility at the Nolan County Tax Assessor-Collector's office in order to obtain farm license plates which have a reduced registration fee.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles wants all vehicles on the road to be properly registered. While this rule requires an additional step for farm vehicle owners, it is important to ensure that only eligible farm vehicles pay the reduced fee.

Ruben C. Barrera

June 14, 2013

Ruben C. Barrera, age 59, of Colorado City, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June l4, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Tony Lara officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Local weekend weather forecast

June 14, 2013

We'll have partly sunny skies today, with a high near 90 and south-southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph, and we also have a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances remain through the nighttime hours; otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 71. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
The only other rain chance we'll have this weekend is on Saturday morning. Expect weekend highs ranging in the upper 80s to mid 90s, with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the south with gusts up to 20 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

June 13th

Boyd wins Mini iPad

June 13, 2013

Gwendolyn Boyd was the Lucky One Sweepstakes Mini iPad winner for the month of April.
This contest has been running from Feb. 1 and ended on May 31. First Financial has given away three Mini iPads and has one more to announce soon.
Pictured also is Debbie Anthony of First Financial Bank.

Rezoning request considered at public hearing

June 13, 2013

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, a public hearing was held to consider a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission on a rezoning request.

Local pastors return from mission trip

June 13, 2013

Eric and Mindy von Atzigen, Pastors at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater, recently returned from a 10-day mission trip to Croatia, Macedonia and Albania.
Eric and Mindy traveled with Randy Boyd of Prepare International to train and encourage church leaders in these countries.
Shown is Mindy von Atzigen teaching in Sibinik, Croatia. Find more photos on Page 1 in today's edition.

Updates given on city projects

June 13, 2013

A brief City Manager's report was heard during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, as Eddie Brown gave updates on current city projects.
Construction on the SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building is underway, as windows are being placed. The expectation is for the building to be a nice facility where participants can return, and in a timely manner.

Linda Guy Jarman

June 13, 2013

Linda Guy Jarman, age 70, of Lubbock, Texas, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at University Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through her 12-year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of James F. Jarman of Lubbock.
Linda was born in Gorman, Texas on July 5, 1942 and grew up in Lovington, New Mexico. She was the daughter of the late W.O. and Juanita Guy.

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