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October 17th, 2014

Grand Jury indicts 21

October 17, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 21 people. Seven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethon Lee Dillon was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

See the entire story in our weekend edition.

Chapman wins Home Free concert package

October 17, 2014

Maura Chapman (center) was the winner of tickets to the country band Home Free, which will be playing Saturday in Abilene. The band won
Season 4 of The Sing-Off and Chapman won two backstage passes, pictures with the band, two tickets, a CD and a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery. The contest was sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter and all proceeds go to Cornerstone Christian School in Sweetwater. Joining Chapman is Stephanie Baker with Cornerstone Christian School (left) and Sweetwater Reporter General Manager Zela Armstrong.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.

Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus to speak at Champion Baptist, Rhema Valley

October 17, 2014

Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus will be spreading his message during the morning worship service at Champion Baptist Church in Roscoe beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, then again Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Rhema Valley Church in Sweetwater.
Also featured in this week's Religion page is Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).
Pick up Friday's edition to learn more.

Light Crust Doughboys to perform at SISD schools on Monday

October 17, 2014

Three Sweetwater schools will have the opportunity to hear the iconic and legendary Light Crust Doughboys perform next week, prior to their performance next month at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series.

Learn more in Friday's print edition.

Nolan County Cruisers donate to WTCAC

October 17, 2014

Madison Black and Peggy Parrott of the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center receive a $1,250 from Josh Walden, Danny Wann and Roy Mize of the Nolan County Cruisers, which organizes car shows in the area.

Read more in Friday's print edition.

RPMH hosts dialysis center groundbreaking

October 17, 2014

City, county and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital notables gathered Thursday for a symbolic groundbreaking at the site of new facilities at the medical center.

Learn more in Friday's print edition.

This weekend's local events

October 17, 2014

Today, October 17, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, located at 1801 Lamar Street will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. There is an electric cooktop, television sets, punchbowl sets and lots of miscellaneous.
Several events are lined up on Saturday, such as the 4th Annual “BBQ-ing in the Wind” Steak Cook Off in Roscoe during the West Texas Wind Festival.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

October 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
We're looking at pleasant temperatures throughout the weekend, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Nighttime lows will be in the mid 50s up to 60 on Sunday night.
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October 16th

Libertarian Peterson seeking Congressional votes

October 16, 2014

As more and more Americans grow disgruntled with Democrats and Republicans, alternative parties and the politicians running on their tickets have gained traction.
The Libertarian Party is arguably the most popular of the third party options. Hoping to bank on the growing acceptance of Libertarian principles is Richard "Chip" Peterson, who is challenging Randy Neugebauer for the 19th Congressional District seat in the upcoming Nov. 2 elections.

Read more in Thursday's print edition.

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