October 16th, 2014

Oct. 14 proclaimed World Polio Day

October 16, 2014

Local Rotarians (from left) John McPherson, Brian Frieda, Jeremy Dodd, Walt May, Russ Petty, Michael Ables and PDG Cesar Caro are joined by Commissioner Jerod Peek, City Manager Eddie Brown and Mayor Jim McKenzie during McKenzie's proclamation that Oct. 14 hereby be known as World Polio Day. The Rotary Club has played an instrumental role in providing preventative measures for polio worldwide over the decades.

Trenita Huey

October 16, 2014

Funeral services for Trenita Huey, 60, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Huey died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Local Sports Calendar

October 16, 2014

Sweetwater freshman and JV teams will host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will play at Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘B’ and 8th grade ‘A’ teams will play at Midland Greenwood, 6:30 p.m..
Roscoe junior high and JV will host Winters at 4:30 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Highland junior high and JV will host Ira (district openers) at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell junior high will play at Trent (district opener), 5:30 p.m.

SW back on the road to face G’wood

October 16, 2014

The Sweetwater football team is becoming road war-riors. The latest example is the Mustangs’ six-point win at Fort Stockton last week, which came after a 62-48 non-district win at Andrews two weeks earlier — with an open date week in between.
Next up is a trip Friday to Midland Greenwood, which like Sweetwater is 1-0 in district play after its 36-14 win last week over Lamesa.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition in Sports.

Thursday's local events

October 16, 2014

Today, October 16, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to
And at 12:30 p.m., the Sweetwater LIFT (Living is for Today) luncheon will be held at The Center at TSTC.
Call 325-670-6999 to make a reservation for the buffet lunch (there is a cost to lunch). There will be a program.

Local forecast for Thursday

October 16, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and southern winds around 10 mph.
Learn more at

October 15th

Firefighters battle I-20 truck fire

October 15, 2014

East bound traffic was diverted on Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 20 near mile marker 256 due to a truck loaded with tires catching fire. Sweetwater Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder Fire Department all worked to extinguish the blaze.

Meet the Candidates well attended

October 15, 2014

Many area residents attended a Meet the Candidate event at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse on Tuesday evening. Candidates for all political parties in local races answered written questions from the audience. Richard Ferguson with KXOX AM/FM was the moderator for the event. Shown are Whitley May and Pete Sheridan, both running for Nolan County Judge, Jamie Clem and Jerry Hunt, both running for District Clerk; and Doug Alexander and Terry Locklar, both running for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Shown standing is Richard Ferguson.

County Clerk to test voting equipment

October 15, 2014

The Nolan County Clerk's Office will be testing the electronic tabulation equipment for local elections at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The public is invited to observe testing.

Area youth to transcribe Sweetwater Cemetery

October 15, 2014

Janie Davis, one of the major Nolan County genealogists, had expressed the concern that the Sweetwater Cemetery had not been transcribed since 1992. That's when logistics began to be discussed to accomplish this goal via a youth service project. Davis met with Carrie Lunt, Young Women's President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for this area, about the project which will involve 80 to 100 youth ages 12 to 18 and their youth leaders.

Pick up Wednesday's edition to see the full story.


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