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January 15th, 2013

Varsity girls basketball team

January 15, 2013

The Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team, which is 16-10 overall and 2-1 in district play, will play at Snyder at 6:15 p.m. today with the boys game at 7:30.
Standing from left are Kendra Crosson, Suede Shirley, Kathleen Campbell, coach Al Miller, Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McPherson, manager Ziggy Collins; kneeling, Hayley Brownlow, Elise Lawrence, Janell Walker, Kayla Chowning.

SW hoopsters travel to Snyder

January 15, 2013

Sweetwater will be taking on a pair of desperate teams when the Lady Mustangs and Mustangs go to Snyder for a key District 4-3A bas-ketball doubleheader today.
While the Sweetwater and Snyder boys are both 0-1 in district play, Sweetwater’s girls — who will tip off the doubleheader at 6:15 p.m. — are 2-1 while Snyder is off to an 0-3 start. The Lady Mustangs need a win to stay on the heels of 4-3A co-leaders Wylie and Green-wod, both 3-0, who have an early showdown in Green-wood today.

Tuesday's local weather

January 15, 2013

Expect partly cloudy skies today with a high near 41. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
Head on over to weather.gov right now to learn more about this week's forecast.

January 14th

NC Livestock Show begins Wednesday

January 14, 2013

The 2013 Nolan County Junior Livestock Show starts next Wednesday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday:
1-7 p.m.         Swine Weight In
4-7 p.m.         Sheep and Goat Weight In
6 p.m.           Steer Show
Thursday:
4 p.m.           Goat Show followed by the Lamb Show
5 p.m. Rabbit Show followed by the Broiler Show
Friday:              
4:30 p.m.        Swine Show
Saturday:
10 a.m.          Honorary Show (young ones)
1 p.m.           Show Awards
1 p.m.           Premium Sale

Free computer classes offered at local library

January 14, 2013

The County-City Library is hosting computer classes that can help with computers skills and help upgrading job hunting or work skills.
Experienced technology trainers from the Texas State Library's Technology Expertise, Access and Learning Project (TEAL) are providing the following two-hour training sessions at the library free of charge:
• Computer Basics: Monday, Feb. 4, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Internet Basics: Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Email: Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.
• Microsoft Word: Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 2-4 p.m.

Girl Scout cookies now available locally

January 14, 2013

The Abilene region, including Sweetwater, kicked off the 2013 Girl Scout cookie sale with the annual Cookies Now! event.
The event took place in Abilene at the Caddlerock shopping center in the K-Mart parking lot, with several 18-wheelers full of Girl Scout cookies waiting to be distributed.
Each Girl Scout that attended received cases of each cookie flavor.

Incoming oil boom continues to bring change

January 14, 2013

Sweetwater continues to prepare for the incoming oil boom, as items presented at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, January 8 at City Hall will bring about more change.
One item approved by the commissioners was an ordinance which amends Chapter 18 of the city's Code of Ordinances by adding Article 3. The new article outlines "freight and portable storage containers" by detailing their definition, their prohibition as an accessory structure or building, and providing exceptions and penalties.

Flu vaccine administered daily at health department

January 14, 2013

Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions one may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.

Stanley D. Phillips, Sr.

January 14, 2013

Graveside services for Stanley D. Phillips, Sr., 73, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Phillips died Sunday, Jan. 13, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Harriet Ruth Monde

January 14, 2013

Funeral services for Harriet Ruth Monde, 81, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. David Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home.
Monde died Saturday, Jan. 12, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.

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