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SYFL Cheer sign-ups begin today

July 22, 2014

Sign-ups for Sweetwater Youth Football League Cheer will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24, at Rhema Valley Church, located at 3304 E. Broadway (straight across from the USG entrance). Flag cheer is for grades Pre-K through Kindergarten; Mighty Mites cheer is for first and second graders; junior pee wee cheer is for third and fourth graders; and pee wee cheer is for fifth and sixth graders. Parents/guardians will need to bring a copy of the child's report card and birth certificate. For more information, contact DeeAnn at 325-864-3459.

TSTC hosts First Annual Burger Challenge

July 22, 2014

Texas State Technical College's First Annual Burger Challenge is in the books. Students, faculty and staff took to their grills to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Food for Thought 2 made up of Nick Alvarado, Executive Director of Career Services and Amy Freeman, Director of Counseling and Testing took Best Burger and Best Cook site. The winning burger was an all-beef patty topped with lettuce, bacon, fried green tomato and your choice of special sauce (honey barbecue, Thousand Island or Ranch) between a Hawaiian sweet roll as the bun.

USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for Nolan County

July 22, 2014

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County is authorized for emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2014. FSA's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.

Adult literacy/ESL class to meet today

July 22, 2014

Today, July 22, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.

Tuesday's forecast for Sweetwater

July 22, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 5 mph.
We'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and eastern winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Local man killed in plane crash

July 21, 2014

At 5:32 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a missing aircraft in southern Nolan County. Family members reported that Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell, had taken off in a single engine aircraft from a private air field at approximately 12 p.m. and had not returned. A search of the area near the private air field was conducted and the single engine plane was located a short distance from the airfield, about 6.9 miles west of Blackwell in Nolan County. Mr.

VIDEO: Ukraine Rebels: Black Boxes Will Be Returned

July 21, 2014

VIDEO: Ukraine Rebels: Black Boxes Will Be Returned

Nolan Nursing and Rehab residents enjoy local garden

July 21, 2014

Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab enjoyed the hospitality and an outing at a back yard flower garden of the Sweetwater home of Joe and Lisa Seals recently.
Refreshments and fellowship were enjoyed by all. Daisey, the Seals Family pet was also a gracious host and was happy to assist with the tour.
Among the favorite flowers were morning glories, zinnias and various potted plants. The residents of Nolan enjoyed the butterflies as they fluttered from flower to flower.
Shown are Donald McGregor, Avon Shaffer, Lisa Seals, Elsie Reynolds and Eva Solis.

Private water well screening set for July 30 in Sweetwater

July 21, 2014

SWEETWATER — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30-10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office (Courthouse) for Nolan County at 100 E. 3rd Street, Suite 305 in Sweetwater to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested.
A meeting explaining screening results will be held at 7 p.m. on July 31, also at the AgriLife Extension office.
The screening is presented by AgriLife Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute in partnership with Nolan County AgriLife Extension.

Measles

July 21, 2014

Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The disease of measles and the virus that causes it share the same name. The disease is also called rubeola. Measles virus normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs. Measles spreads through the air by breathing, coughing or sneezing.

Monday's local events

July 21, 2014

Starting today, July 21, Lighthouse Assembly of God will have Vacation Bible School.
The program will run each day through Friday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 412 Newman.
Also, the Nolan County Chapter of AARP will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the SNAP building.
A business meeting and musical program will be presented, and a covered dish meal will be served so bring a dish. All that are interested are welcome to attend.

Sweetwater's weather for Monday

July 21, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 99. Heat index values could get as high as 102. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 76 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Great White to perform in Sweetwater next month

July 21, 2014

Great White will be performing in Sweetwater on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the opening bands will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que, Local Loan and Pawn, The Flower Box and Gifts and the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

Broadway Baptist invites children to The Greatest Gift VBS

July 21, 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.

Pioneer Museum gears up for several events

July 21, 2014

The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for a wide variety of events for children and families in order to share Sweetwater's history to the community.
On August 5 and 6, the “Pioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Camp” will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-day interactive archaeology camp, with the theme "Life's a Garden, Dig It", is open to students in grades 4 through 8.

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