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National Day of Prayer to be locally observed

May 1, 2015

In honor of the National Day of Prayer, the community of Sweetwater is invited to participate in a 12 hour prayer vigil at the Sweetwater Prayer Center at 1418 Hailey Street. Everyone is welcome to participate any time from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, to unite in prayer for the nation and the community.

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Rabies virus confirmed in Sweetwater

May 1, 2015

A rabid skunk was shot and killed in Sweetwater earlier this week.
The skunk's head was analyzed and clinicians confirmed that the animal tested positive for the rabies virus — the first known case in about four years, according to Dr. Bud Alldredge, a local veterinarian and rabies expert.

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County still in drought despite recent rains

May 1, 2015

The recent rains that have fallen in the area have offered some immediate relief, but according to Dale Adams, general manager of the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District (GCD) in Nolan County, the precipitation has not led to a long-term remedy.
“We’re still in a drought,” said Adams. “The rain has made the grass a little greener, but we’re not seeing it in our lakes.”

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Deep Creek Art Festival set for May 8-9

May 1, 2015

The Deep Creek Art Festival is a juried art show and sale hosting area artists. The Festival will be held at the Scurry County Coliseum, 900 E Coliseum Blvd. on May 8-9.
The invitation only Patron’s Preview is Friday, May 8th from 5-6 pm. The Festival is open to the public Friday 6 - 9 pm. and Saturday 10 am- 4 pm.

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Highland Heights UMC donates items to Samaritan Hospitality House

May 1, 2015

Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Heights United Methodist Church.

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Pioneer Museum receiving restorations

May 1, 2015

Preserving the building that Pioneer Museum Director Melonnie Hicks said "houses the community's heritage" has become a priority — not just for Hicks, but city and county officials as well.

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RPMH invited to speak at industry conference

May 1, 2015

Local healthcare provider to speak on their success of clinical document improvement project:

Members of the clinical document improvement (CDI) project team were recently invited to speak at the Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) National Conference in Sandestin, Fla., April 14-17. The team spoke on their success of implementing clinical documentation improvement.

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Weekend weather for Sweetwater

May 1, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 56 and southeastern winds around 10 mph.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the mid 80s with lows in the upper 50s/lower 60s. Winds will gradually increase throughout Saturday and Sunday, with gusts as high as 25 mph on Sunday evening.
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Tim Fambrough honored for service to Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board

April 30, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, former Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was honored by the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board for his 12 years of commitment and service.

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RPMH welcomes new occupational therapist to team

April 30, 2015

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Kaitlyn Dunn to the hospital’s rehabilitation department as an occupational therapist. Dunn has been added to the department to assist with the growing patient load for those seeking rehabilitation help.

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Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host fundraiser for Haiti mission trip

April 30, 2015

Haiti, a country of nearly 10 million where 80 percent live in poverty, 54 percent in abject poverty, can be an unrelenting misery tour, one scene of chaos and gut-wrenching poverty worse than the last. This was the condition even before being hit by a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The devastation it left behind is almost unimaginable. This coupled with a government reputation known for corruption and incompetence, left many Haitians without hope.

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Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

April 30, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 53 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Applause music series wraps up season with ‘Música Latina’ May 9

April 29, 2015

The Applause Music Series is ending their inaugural concert season with a celebration of Hispanic culture – days following Cinco de Mayo. “Música Latina” is a one-night only event that will take place on May 9, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, featuring Angelique, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Grammy Award-winning recording artists Los Texmaniacs.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates grand reopening of Sears Hometown Store

April 29, 2015

Members of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the grand reopening celebration of the Sears Hometown Store in Sweetwater recently. The store now includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signage and comprehensive employee training, among other changes. Owner Pete Porter in shown cutting the ceremonial ribbon at Friday's event.

Wednesday's local weather

April 29, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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