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Highland girls' season ends

March 2, 2015

The Highland girls basketball team’s great season came to an end Saturday, when Garden City rallied for a 37-33 win in their Region II-1A semifinal that was played in Abilene. Pictured is Madison Moseley (12) driving past a Garden City defender.

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Help for the asking and more

March 2, 2015

Hidden away in sometimes the most quiet, unassuming places lies special resource places of interest for veterans, their families and supporters — a clearinghouse where one can find direction to help them initiate various processes that will help them in the quality of life issue.

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New food service coming to SISD

March 2, 2015

Sweetwater Independent School District officials have selected Chartwells, an independent food service, to direct the breakfast and lunch programs at all SISD campuses. The company, which is part of Compass Group, a corporate conglomerate, will fully implement its new menu by the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

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Local weather for Monday

March 2, 2015

This morning, we'll have a chance of drizzle with some patchy fog, then a slight chance of rain after noon. Otherwise, expect cloudy skies and a high near 40, with northern wind around 5 mph becoming eastern in the afternoon.
For tonight, there will be 20 percent chance of showers, with cloudy conditions and a low around 39. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the south after midnight.
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SISD students honored with resolutions

March 2, 2015

Mya Jackson, a student at Sweetwater Middle School, was honored with a resolution at the recent Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees meeting for qualifying for the state-level competition in archery.
Sweetwater High School student Alexis Martinez recently earned a seat in the ATSSB All-State Band and was honored with a resolution at the meeting as well.

Author Alison Moore to attend local book club meeting

March 2, 2015

Let's Talk Books, the book club of the County-City Library, is proud to announce that Alison Moore, author of "Riders on the Orphan Train," will be at its next meeting held on Tuesday, March 3 at noon in the library's Community Room.

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STEM programs could be key to Texas' future

March 2, 2015

ROSCOE — Six years have passed since Roscoe High School transformed into Roscoe Collegiate High School. Instead of graduating with a traditional diploma, most of Roscoe's seniors leave the campus with an invaluable life tool — an associate degree.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer Life

February 27, 2015

When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.

Highland Heights UMC collecting items for Samaritan Hospitality House

February 27, 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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Inspirational concert event set for Saturday at SMA

February 27, 2015

The Applause Music Series is continuing its acclaimed programming with “Lift Every Voice” on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Sponsored by Robert and Jimmie Bender, the upcoming concert is to feature a variety of artists and musical groups performing songs of inspiration.

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Bender honored for dedicated service to regional childcare services programs

February 27, 2015

Jimmie Bender began to work for Child Care Services in July 1991 and within 30 days was elevated to the position of director – the third such one in the program’s short eight month existence. Over the course of the next 23 years, she successfully led her team through a myriad of changes – including changes in oversight from the Department of Health and Human Services, to the Texas Workforce Commission and finally to the local Workforce Development Board — and also through changes in contractor agencies, which included relocating the entire operation from Sweetwater to Abilene. 

Local weekend weather outlook

February 27, 2015

Today, we'll have an 80% snow before noon, then a chance of freezing drizzle and sleet. The high will be near 25, with wind chill values between 8 and 15. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Little to no ice accumulation is expected, although total daytime snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is possible.
For tonight, expect a 40% chance of snow and freezing drizzle, with cloudy skies and a low around 24. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph, with wind chill values between 14 and 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Local constable attends JPCA Legislative Day

February 26, 2015

Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II is shown meeting with State Representative Susan L. King at the Capitol as part of JPCA (Justices of the Peace and Constables Association) Legislative Day on Feb. 17.

Local choirs to perform at APPLAUSE event

February 26, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be the scene of a night to remember. Three choral groups will be joined by soloists in an exciting evening of traditional spirituals, gospel, praise songs and Broadway fare from Porgy and Bess and Ragtime.

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SMS, East Ridge recognized at SISD board meeting

February 26, 2015

Sweetwater Middle School was recognized at the school board for a Distinction Designation for Academic Achievement in Social Studies.
East Ridge Elementary School was recognized at the school board for a distinction designation for scoring in the Top 25% in closing performance gaps.

MONDAY, MARCH 2 Baseball Sweetwater JV White at Wall (season opener), 4 p.m. Golf Blackwell boys...
ABILENE — After basi-cally dominating the first two quarters of Saturday’s Region II-1A semifinal...
The Sweetwater High School varsity and JV girls golf teams not only hosted a tournament Wednesday...


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