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Roscoe welcomes two new businesses

October 22, 2014

The City of Roscoe recently welcomed two new businesses with ribbon cutting ceremonies. Shown are residents at the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Turquoise Toad, located at 101 Cypress Street.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was also held for Roscoe Thrift Store, located at 905 1/2 Broadway.

Read Wednesday's edition to learn more.

Benefit dance planned for Friday

October 22, 2014

There will be a Benefit Dance at The Lumberyard in Roscoe on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go towards cancer treatment, prescriptions and pain management for Krysti (Weems) Medellin. All ages are welcome and encouraged to come and have a good time while donating to a good cause.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Game Warden to host hunter education class this Saturday

October 22, 2014

Nolan County Game Warden Jake Simmering will host a hunter education class from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at TJB Outdoors, located at 1500 Lamar Street in Sweetwater. RSVP to 325-669-0396.

Local weather for Wednesday

October 22, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 75. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 10 mph.
Those rain chances will increase to 30 percent tonight before 1 a.m., with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 59. Winds will come from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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Light Crust Doughboys perform at local schools

October 21, 2014

Sweetwater students had the opportunity to hear the iconic and legendary Light Crust Doughboys perform prior to their performance next month at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School students enjoying the performance of the Light Crust Doughboys.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Round-Up for Rehab slated for next week

October 21, 2014

Cowboy poet/musician Red Steagall is the Honorary Chairman for Round-Up for Rehab. He will be in Sweetwater for this year’s Shrimp Peel and Auction on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Sweetwater Country Club. The public is invited to attend and meet Red personally at the event that raises much needed dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.

Learn more in Tuesday's edition.

Light Crust Doughboys perform at meet and greet event

October 21, 2014

Members of the Light Crust Doughboys jam for a small crowd Monday evening after performing at Sweetwater Intermediate School during the day. The Grammy-winning band will be back in Sweetwater Nov. 1 for a concert at the Municipal Auditorium.

Tuesday's local forecast

October 21, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57 and southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tetanus: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

October 20, 2014

Tetanus (lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases. Several vaccines are used to prevent tetanus among children, adolescents and adults including DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Volunteers sought for Pumpkins on the Porch event

October 20, 2014

The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for the annual Pumpkins on the Porch, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25.
According to museum director Melonnie Hicks, additional volunteers are needed this year. To assist in Pumpkins on the Porch, contact Hicks at 236-0066.

Learn more in Monday's edition.

SHS Band Booster Club hosts Zombie Run

October 20, 2014

The Sweetwater Band Booster Club hosted a Zombie Run on Saturday with SHS band members as the zombies. Shown are Casey Whoolery-Pratt and Kayla Wofford waiting to scare runners.

Find more photos in Monday's print edition.

TSTC to host culinary class

October 20, 2014

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will host a culinary class from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Culinary Classroom. The cost of the class is $35. The class is entitled, "Soup Trade Secrets from Chef Kayleen and Chef Brin."

Learn more in Monday's print edition.

Events scheduled for Monday

October 20, 2014

Tonight, October 20, there will be a Goodfellows meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater Fire Station.
Goodfellows mission is to provide food and toys to needy children and their families during the Christmas Holidays. Those who would like to help be a part of this organization are asked to attend the meeting.
Also starting at 5:30 p.m., Hoyt Place, located at 1700 Hoyt Avenue, will have a Wild, Wild Country Western Party on Monday, October 20, 2014 until 7:30 p.m.

Local forecast for Monday

October 20, 2014

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 77. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 58 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph.
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Cline Shale Alliance hosts Sweetwater luncheon

October 17, 2014

Individuals and businesses involved in oil and gas operations had the chance to network Friday at the Cline Shale Luncheon at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Hosted by the Cline Shale Alliance, about 50 people attended the luncheon, which featured speakers regarded as experts in the industry, including former mayor Greg Wortham and Ken Becker, the current executive director for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED).

See the full story in our weekend edition.

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