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April 12th, 2015

Local 4-H, FFA member awarded scholarship

April 12, 2015

Kaylee Martin, a senior at Highland High School, won Champion Junior Market Barrow at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. She is a Nolan County 4-H and Highland FFA member. Because of her accomplishment, she was awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

April 10th

Bill and Ida Ford to speak at Faith Harvest Pentecostal Church

April 10, 2015

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Faith Harvest Pentecostal Church, Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse, Avondale Baptist Church, Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).

High attendance at 10th Annual Family FunFair

April 10, 2015

Many area families attended the 10th annual Family FunFair, hosted by the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center and High Sky Children’s Ranch on Thursday. Many organizations provided games and prizes and food was provided by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. Everyone in attendance raised a hand to honor child victims of physical and sexual abuse, some of which were killed by their abusers.

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June 1 new target date for jail, NCSO

April 10, 2015

The construction of the new Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and adjoining jail has been more plagued with delays and holdups than Sheriff David Warren would like to admit. The project, however, is nearing completion, with a new target date of June 1.
Several factors have held up the progress of the building, which was originally slated to open Oct. 31 of last year. The biggest setbacks, according to Warren and County Commissioner Doug Alexander, are attributed to the main contractor, Turner Construction, and its chosen concrete and masonry subcontractor, Hill Bros.

April 9th

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

April 9, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enter the area tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will remain throughout the weekend, as high as 50% by Sunday night. Weekend highs will be in the upper 70s/lower 80s, with lows in the low to mid 60s. Winds will vary from the south and southeast from 10 to 15 mph.
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Church teens to head to Tennessee for talent competition

April 9, 2015

A girl peers into a mirror, but instead of seeing herself, she sees a demonic reflection which aborts her unborn baby with a knife.
If that sounds a bit scary, it's because that's what the teens from the Pentecostal Church of God, located at 310 Pine Street, were going for when they created a silent skit containing such imagery.

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WTCAC holds Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

April 9, 2015

Katie Etringer was the guest speaker at the WTCAC (West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center) Child Abuse Awareness Banquet, held Tuesday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. She stressed the importance of having a center like the WTCAC by sharing her own story of how her youngest son was abused and how she dealt with the situation without the assistance of such a facility. Etringer was a founding member of the task force who founded the Children’s Alliance of South Texas and currently sits on its Board of Directors.

Thursday's local weather

April 9, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 53 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the northeast in the evening.
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April 8th

Roscoe students attend Operation Hope banquet

April 8, 2015

Jovanah Guzman, a sophomore and Zachary Rangel, a freshman from Roscoe Collegiate High School, were chosen to attend the Operation Hope Banquet in Lubbock on Saturday, March 28 with sponsors Mrs. Marsha Alexander and Mrs. Tamara Alexander.

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Wanted Wednesday

April 8, 2015

Investigators with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and the Sweetwater Police Department are actively searching for a 32-year-old fugitive, who’s been hiding to avoid detection by law enforcement. Joshua James Raney, a repeat offender who has compiled several arrests in Nolan County, is now wanted on outstanding warrant #11798 that was issued out of the 32nd Judicial District Court on Feb. 19, for the offense of possession of a controlled substance.

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