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November 13th, 2014
The Fifth Annual 5K Run for the WASP will take place this Saturday at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.
The event will include a 5K Run for the WASP, 1.3 mile fun walk, and a 1 mile kids race, as part of the celebration honoring the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and all veterans. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and registration will begin at 11 a.m. in the WASP Museum parking lot. The race â€” both the run and walk â€” will begin at 1 p.m. The kids race will take place as results from the run and walk are being compiled.
Many braved the cold temperatures in Sweetwater on Wednesday evening to support the Sweetwater Mustang football team and the Lady Mustang volleyball team during a community pep rally hosted in their honor at the Nolan County Courthouse.
He has been one of Sweetwater's biggest â€” and best-known â€” fans since his retirement nearly 17 years ago.
But Tom Ritchey, the Mustangs' head football coach for 12 seasons from 1986-97 who racked up by far the most victories (120) in school history, doesn't get to see many of his old team's games any more.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
The Sweetwater Jaycees held its first annual Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday night at the Jaycee Barn. All local veterans and their immediate families enjoyed a hamburger dinner. The Jaycees resumed the yearly gathering in honoring local veterans which was initially started by the Elks Lodge.
Find more photos in Thursday's edition.
Today, November 13, 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 www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet in the Community Room of the County-City Library at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Glenn Dromgoole of Abilene, who will talk about 101 Essential Texas Books.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 32. Wind chill values will be between 15 and 25, with northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph shifting to southeast after midnight. Wind chill values will range between 16 and 21.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The driver of an 18-wheeler carrying a mixture of gasoline and diesel was transferred to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition on Tuesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled over on Highway 70 in Nolan County, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief and Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden. He was later transferred to a Lubbock Hospital.
Get all the details in Wednesday's edition.
Students are registering for the spring semester at Texas State Technical College. TSTC offers affordable, accelerated training for in-demand careers. TSTC Career Services provides assistance with resumes, interview skills and career placement. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 73% of jobs require an Associateâ€™s degree or less, while only 27% require a Bachelorâ€™s degree or more.
Apply at tstc.edu/spring15 or call 325.235.7300 today. TSTC has four campuses in the Big Country â€” Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held a special Lunch and Learn seminar this month on Tuesday as one of its employees recounted his personal military experience.
Read more in Wednesday's edition.
Today, November 12, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors will help you learn to read, improve your reading skills, improve your English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information
And tonight, a community pep rally will take place for the Sweetwater Mustangs and Lady Mustangs as they are playoff bound. The pep rally will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse with the Pop Sensations performing at 7:30 p.m. and the pep rally beginning at 8 p.m.