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Leadership Sweetwater class graduates

June 2, 2015

This year's Leadership Sweetwater participants graduated with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College. Shown are graduates including (back row, from left to right) Dr. Ron Morris, Sweetwater Independent School District; Jared Kupcak, Buzzi Unicem, USA; Stacy Dove, Roscoe State Bank; Mary Reeves, Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce; Michael Ables, National WWII WASP Museum; Chris Bibb, Texas National Bank; Tatiana Rodriguez, Sweetwater Reporter; Larissa Place, Ludlum Measurements; and Orlando Lara, First Financial Bank.

"CHAOS" kicks off June 3 at 4th and Elm Church of Christ

June 2, 2015

For the fourth year, 4th and Elm Church of Christ is ready to dive into some "CHAOS" this summer.
Starting on June 3, the local church will hold its summertime children's program each Wednesday night from 7 p.m. until 8:15 p.m., in a format similar to Vacation Bible School (VBS).

Learn more in Tuesday's edition, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Sweetwater Life Magazine to host Chamber Coffee

June 2, 2015

The June Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event will be hosted by Sweetwater Life Magazine at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3. The coffee will take place at Microtel Inn and Suites, located at 9416 North I-20.

Local forecast for Tuesday

June 2, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
For tonight, expect a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Otherwise, we should see partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 68 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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Stacie Rená to perform as opening act at second Nolan County Fair

June 1, 2015

One of the opening acts for country music duo Thompson Square at this year's Nolan County Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Nolan County Coliseum, will be local artist Stacie Rená, a young woman who has a passion for singing. She loves to express herself through music.

Find out more in Monday's edition, either in print or subscribing to our e-edition.

NCF awards scholarships to local graduates

June 1, 2015

Due to excellent support, both in sponsors and in having 105 players participate in the annual Nolan County Foundation (NCF) Golf Classic for Scholarships held on April 18 at the Sweetwater Country Club, the NCF announced awards to spring graduates from Blackwell High School, Highland High School, Roscoe High School and Sweetwater High School.

Learn more in Monday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Texas flooding

June 1, 2015

Shown is the Brazos River where it crosses Highway 283 south of Throckmorton.

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

June 1, 2015

It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Monday's local forecast

June 1, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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SHS DECA students receive Emerging Leader Honor Award

May 30, 2015

Valeria Zavaleta, Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Madison Jones, Caroline Brennan, Jeremy Witt, Abby  McPherson and Blake Cumbie, seniors at Sweetwater High School, each received the 2015 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. This award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders through participation in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America).

See the full story in our weekend edition or subscribe to our E-Edition!

Update on hospital construction given at board meeting

May 30, 2015

Ron Blackwell with McKinstry, the senior construction manager for the projects taking place at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), was in attendance at Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District to give an update on the ongoing work.
Most of the roof has been installed over the labor and delivery wing, with masonry work expected to follow. With the MRI expansion, exterior walls have been installed with work on the roof scheduled next, and demolition has begun on the entryway as well as interior work.

KXOX to host 34th Annual Country Showdown June 6

May 30, 2015

Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 34th Annual Country Showdown at The Lumberyard in Roscoe on Saturday, June 6. KXOX will host America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion, sponsored by KXOX and The Lumberyard.
One of the judges for this year's competition will include 2014's National Winner Crystal Yates.

See the full story in our weekend edition or subscribe to our E-Edition!

Emmanuel Fellowship Church announces summer worship hours

May 29, 2015

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Get all the details in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

West Texas Centers to honor Davis Wilson with retirement reception

May 29, 2015

A come and go reception for Davis Wilson, who is retiring after 25 years with West Texas Centers, will be June 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, 810 E. Broadway Street.

Read more in Friday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Area Valedictorians, Salutatorians

May 29, 2015

The following students were named Valedictorian: Sweetwater High School: Corynn Martin; Roscoe Collegiate High School: Chase Cathey; Highland High School: Taylar Hammond; Blackwell High School: Harrison Gott; Roby High School: Bryan Harris; and Trent High School: Heath Stevens.

Find photos of the valedictorian and salutatorian from these area schools in Friday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Sweetwater’s remaining three teams lost their single-elimination games in District 5 Little League...
A fundraiser was held at the Sweetwater High School gym this past Friday. The event was intended to...
Four Sweetwater Little League teams began play on Saturday at single-elimination District 5...

 

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