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April 14th, 2015

"Taste" packs annex, stomachs

April 14, 2015

It was a bit rainy and cool Monday evening — perfect weather for an event centered around eating — as the Taste of Sweetwater was held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

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Driver and putter drawing to benefit NCF scholarship fund

April 14, 2015

Chris Casto and Homer Taylor of the Nolan County Foundation are shown with a driver and putter — valued at over $900 — that is being raffled off to benefit the NCF scholarship fund. To purchase a raffle ticket to have a shot at winning the clubs, or to secure a spot in the gold scramble, call Homer Taylor at (325) 669-9733, or Don Timm, SWCC's Gold Pro, at (325) 235-8093.

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Tuesday's local forecast

April 14, 2015

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 63. Winds will be from the north-northwest around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 51 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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April 13th

Health Department celebrates NIIW

April 13, 2015

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year’s NIIW is April 18-25. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

Eskimo Hut welcomed to Sweetwater

April 13, 2015

Tyler Stevenson, owner of Sweetwater's Eskimo Hut, cuts the ceremonial ribbon at his store's grand opening Friday. Eskimo Hut is located at 411 East Broadway. Representatives from the City of Sweetwater, SEED, the Chamber of Commerce and Roscoe State Bank also attended the ribbon cutting.

Jaycees participate in Highway Trash-Off

April 13, 2015

The Sweetwater Jaycees participated in the Don't mess with Texas® Trash-Off annual cleanup on Saturday, cleaning their two mile stretch of adopted highway in Sweetwater along Highway 70 South. The Trash-Off encourages Texans across the state to join forces and clear Texas roadsides of trash.

Commission leaves burn ban off

April 13, 2015

The Nolan County Commissioners Court met today at the courthouse for what was a short, routine session.
Recent rains once again prompted the commission to leave countywide burn ban off for at least another two weeks.

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Local forecast for Monday

April 13, 2015

Today, we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 71. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph will become northeastern in the afternoon.
Those rain chances will remain tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 50. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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April 12th

Taste of Sweetwater coming up in a SNAP

April 12, 2015

Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) Director Tonya Challis said she expects a great turnout at the organization's annual Taste of Sweetwater event, which will be held Monday from 5:30 until 7:30 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

Hampton Inn to host autism awareness event

April 12, 2015

With the month of April designated as Autism Awareness Month, one local business wants to bring attention to the cause with a community fundraiser.
From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, Hampton Inn of Sweetwater, located at 302 SE Georgia, will have a come-and-go event for residents to stop by and make donations toward Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism, and has become the world's leading autism science and advocacy organizations.

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