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April 18th, 2014

Trinity Baptist welcomes new pastor on Easter Sunday

April 18, 2014

The church family at Trinity Baptist Church is blessed to welcome our new pastor, Bro. Matt McGowen, to the pulpit this Sunday. Easter Sunday is an historical date for our church. The very first worship service in Trinity’s newly-built sanctuary in 1958 was held on Easter Sunday. Our previous pastor, Bro. Ward Hayes, preached his first sermon as our pastor on Easter Sunday, 2003. Bro. Matt will preach his first sermon at Trinity on Easter Sunday. Welcome to Sweetwater, Bro. Matt, Sonda, Ava, Addy, Alma and Athan McGowen!

Army plane crashes near city; 25 killed

April 18, 2014

April 20, 2014 marks the 69th anniversary of the U.S.A.A.F. C-47 plane crash south of Sweetwater, Texas. The following is an article published by The Nolan County News on Thursday, April 28, 1945.

Death at dawn Friday morning of 25 Army Air Force officers and enlisted men from the Midland Army Air Field in the crash and burning of an Army transport in a pasture on the Bob Withers farm, 3 miles south of Sweetwater, brought the war still nearer home to the residents of this area.

WETS makes presentation at SEED meeting

April 18, 2014

At the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors meeting held on Monday, a report from WETS (Wind Energy Turbine Services) was given.
In attendance at the meeting were three of the four co-owners of the company--Larry Martin, Mark Meneses and Jason Hefner. James McCasland makes up the fourth member of leadership.

DHRD presents check to WTCAC

April 18, 2014

Pictured are member of Dark Horse Roller Derby presenting a check to the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center. Proceeds from the recent DHRD Invitational bout that took place at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, made the donation possible.
From left to right, standing, are Amber Wingo, Teresa Zarate, Maddison Black, Melissa Sarabia, Jessica Parks, Angelique Wells, Midon Wingo, Clara Wingo and Ruth Wingo. Seated are Luke, Abigail and Elisabeth Wingo.

Seven going to regionals

April 18, 2014

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes on Thursday at the 3-3A/4-3A area meet for Sweetwater.
The boys qualified in six events at the area meet, including a pair of relays.
Pacing the Mustangs’ effort was Johnathan Browning, who was a winner in the long jump (20-11 1/2) while also qualifying for regional competition in three other events.

Local Easter weekend weather outlook

April 18, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog before 10 a.m., but expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 73 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 55 and southeastern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
For your Easter weekend forecast, we'll have rain chances ranging from 20-40% on Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper 70s, with lows around 60. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph throughout the entire weekend.
Get a full weather preview now on weather.gov.

April 17th

County proclaims April as Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 17, 2014

A proclamation was approved by the Nolan County Commissioners at their meeting held on Monday morning to declare the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The proclamation noted that last year, over 40,000 cases of child abuse and neglect were confirmed. Preventing child abuse is a community-wide effort where solutions can be found by involving everyone.

SEED close to closing on new industrial property

April 17, 2014

At the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors meeting on Monday, approval was given for the purchase of some property to be used as an access point for SEED's new industrial property.
The new industrial property is located on West Broadway, and the approval during Monday's meeting was a purchase from Oncor Electric on CR 141. Negotiations had been taking place on the cost, which was agreed by both entities at the price of $35,000.

Easter treats from Nolan Nursing

April 17, 2014

Nolan Nursing and Rehab brought cupcakes to the Sweetwater Reporter to say thank you for always giving them coverage.
Pictured are Karla Knight, Activities Director at Nolan Nursing, Elsie Reynolds, a resident at Nolan Nursing, Belinda Serrano, Sweetwater Reporter Staff Writer and Zela Armstrong, Sweetwater Reporter General Manager.

Russell Thomas Harris

April 17, 2014

Graveside services for Russell Thomas Harris, 54 of Lubbock, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. David Acevedo officiating. Interment will be at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died on April 16, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 24, 1960 in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristina Gaspar; son, Christopher Harris; father, Bob Harris; brothers, Mark Harris, Ronald Harris and Wesley Harris; and seven grandchildren.

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