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July 30th, 2014
Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 96. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Those rain chances will continue into tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds coming in from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph will shift to the north-northwest after midnight.
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The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for a summertime event for children.
On August 12 and 13, the â€śPioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Campâ€ť 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.
Museum Director, Melonnie Hicks, shared that Dr. Don Frazier, who gave a lecture in Sweetwater this past spring, will return to give a presentation to campers. Students will make medicine bags, play Comanche kids' games and participate in an archaeology dig.
The Nolan Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, August 2 from 5:30-8 p.m. featuring their award-winning smoked brisket, chicken and sausage.
The three-meat BBQ meal with all the fixings will be sold for $10 for adults and $7 for children ten and under.
Also, pre-orders will be taken, with a whole smoked chicken for $15, $50 for a half smoked brisket and $100 for a whole smoked brisket. To pre-order call Rolan Petty at 325-236-5496 before July 31.
Service awards were recently presented to Nolan County employees by Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough.
Receiving pins for 15 years of service were Jerry Hunt, the County Judge/Commissioners' Court secretary, and Brock Carter, Sheriff's Department sergeant.
Employees who earned their 10-year pin were Wendell Bankhead, Precinct 1 equipment operator, and Donna McCluskey, Tax Collector deputy chief.
Donnie Clark, Sheriff's deputy, and Billy Murphy, Precinct 1 equipment operator, both received pins for their five years of service to the county.
A benefit dinner and dance for Melinda Torres, who is battling leukemia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sweetwater Jaycees Barn.
Melinda, born and raised in Sweetwater, is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Torres. She is a single parent with a son, Dylan, attending Texas Tech University.
Melinda is a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at Abilene State School before moving on to Abilene Regional Medical Center. She is now at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Today, July 29, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library Tuesday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help participants learn to read, improve reading skills, improve English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Starting at 11 a.m., the AJRA 4-D Barrel Race will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum. Exhibitions will be open to the public until 2 p.m.
Sign up when you get there. For entry fees or more information, call Cassidy Carpenter at 806-786-6796.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph. We'll also have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, which will continue through the nighttime hours.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 73. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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Many attended the Jam at the Dam event at Lake Sweetwater on Saturday to show their support for the families in which the event benefitted.
The event, hosted by the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater Beach group, benefitted the families of Devin LaRue and Cassidy Crain, two local men who passed away in a vehicle accident.
Shown is the Nine Mile Band performing at the event. Find more photos on Page 1 of Monday's edition.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) has announced the addition of Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to their medical team. The new physician will provide family practice services as well as a specialty in obstetrics.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to have Dr. Liedtke join our Sweetwater medical community,â€ť said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. â€śHer services will be a great asset here at Rolling Plains, and I know our community is going to love her.â€ť
Knox Oilfield Supply has hired three recent Texas State Technical College Downhole Tool graduates. â€śThese guys are just fantastic,â€ť said Scott Knox. Two of the graduates are working in the pump shop in San Angelo, and the other is working in deliveries and the pump shop in Sterling City.
Cameron Fox graduated in May and has been with Knox Oilfield Supply for three months. â€śAll my family worked in the oil field. My dad has been with Chevron for 28 years,â€ť said Fox. â€śI knew that is what I wanted to do too.â€ť