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Many show support at Jam at the Dam

July 28, 2014

Many attended the Jam at the Dam event at Lake Sweetwater on Saturday to show their support for the families in which the event benefitted.
The event, hosted by the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater Beach group, benefitted the families of Devin LaRue and Cassidy Crain, two local men who passed away in a vehicle accident.
Shown is the Nine Mile Band performing at the event. Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomes Dr. Jennifer Liedtke

July 28, 2014

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to their medical team. The new physician will provide family practice services as well as a specialty in obstetrics.
“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Liedtke join our Sweetwater medical community,” said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. “Her services will be a great asset here at Rolling Plains, and I know our community is going to love her.”

Local oilfield supply company hires three TSTC graduates

July 28, 2014

Knox Oilfield Supply has hired three recent Texas State Technical College Downhole Tool graduates. “These guys are just fantastic,” said Scott Knox. Two of the graduates are working in the pump shop in San Angelo, and the other is working in deliveries and the pump shop in Sterling City.
Cameron Fox graduated in May and has been with Knox Oilfield Supply for three months. “All my family worked in the oil field. My dad has been with Chevron for 28 years,” said Fox. “I knew that is what I wanted to do too.”

Local forecast for Monday

July 28, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
We'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 72. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
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Nolan County grand jury clears Abilene officers in shooting death, indicts 12

July 26, 2014

A Nolan County grand jury recently cleared Abilene officers who were involved in the June standoff that ended with police shooting Michael "Micky" Berry to death.
According to 32nd Judicial District ADA (Assistant District Attorney) Barrett Thomas, grand jurors did not indict the five Abilene police officers involved in the shooting.

WCTADRC to host affordable housing summit on Wednesday

July 26, 2014

It is the mission of the West Central Texas Council of Governments Aging and Disability Resource Center (WCTADRC) to serve as an access point for information and assistance on issues affecting older adults and those with disabilities and their families and caregivers.

Junior rodeo finals returns to Sweetwater

July 26, 2014

For the first time since 2006, the American Junior Rodeo Association will hold its National Finals Rodeo at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The five-day affair — which kicks off Tuesday and continues through Saturday — will feature young buckaroos in several age brackets competing for national championship titles in traditional rodeo events ranging from team roping to barrel racing. To get this far, participants had to qualify at four AJRA-sanctioned rodeos throughout the year, which were held in various West Texas cities.

Great White to perform during Nolan County Fair

July 26, 2014

On Saturday, August 9, Great White will be in concert during the Nolan County Fair at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Great White consists of founder and lead guitarist, Mark Kendall; Michael Lardie (keys, guitar); Audie Desbrow (drums); Scott Snyder (bass) and lead singer Terry Ilous. With over 10 million albums sold worldwide, the band is most recognized for their smash hit “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”.
In a phone interview, Kendall expressed the band's excitement over their upcoming performance in Sweetwater.

Trinity Baptist Church to show God’s Not Dead movie

July 25, 2014

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Benefit event set for Sweetwater native

July 25, 2014

A benefit dinner and dance for Melinda Torres, who is battling leukemia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sweetwater Jaycees Barn.
Melinda, born and raised in Sweetwater, is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Torres. She is a single parent with a son, Dylan, attending Texas Tech University.
Melinda is a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at Abilene State School before moving on to Abilene Regional Medical Center. She is now at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Sweetwater dog deemed dangerous after reportedly killing numerous cats

July 25, 2014

A Sweetwater man pleaded guilty to charges of a violent dog and dog-at-large following a court hearing at the Sweetwater Municipal Court on Wednesday.
This is after a pit bull-mix was accused of killing at least 20 cats in a Sweetwater neighborhood. Ten formal complaints have been filed to the city since early July, prompting the owner to be summoned to court.
"It is not about the breed or even the fact that it roams around," Carolyn Mullican, a neighbor said. "I am concerned it may turn to children or the elderly."

Kids Kampus fun in the sun

July 25, 2014

Children at Kids Kampus School Age Center in Sweetwater cooled off on 7-11 Day by visiting the 7-11 convenience store across the street and enjoying a free slurpee.
Shown are Roman Lopez, Marvin Mathis, Kethiern Mathis, Nolan Collins, Houston Ramirez, Jordan Williams, Austin Ramirez and Keshaun Jack.

Broadway Baptist VBS to begin Sunday

July 25, 2014

A summer kids' event called "The Greatest Gift" will be held at Broadway Baptist Church from Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31. The church is located at 710 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
Children will celebrate the "Reason for the Season" at The Greatest Gift, where they will participate in unforgettable Bible-learning activities. Kids will sing holiday songs, play games that promote teamwork, snack on tasty treats and create crafts they can take home to be used as seasonal decoration.

Weekend events in Sweetwater

July 25, 2014

Tomorrow night, July 26, Shady Mitchell and the Kickin' Kountry Band will perform at the VFW from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight.
And on Sunday, Broadway Baptist Church will kick off their five-day Vacation Bible School called "The Greatest Gift".
The program will run Sunday, July 27 through Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children entering Kindergarten through fifth grade (completed). Registration will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Local weekend weather for Sweetwater

July 25, 2014

Today will be sunny and hot with a high near 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 75 and southern winds around 10 mph.
For the weekend, we'll be seeing highs in the upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 to 10 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday, shifting to the south-southwest on Sunday night.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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