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June 18th, 2015

Suddenlink offers 150-meg internet service in Sweetwater

June 18, 2015

SWEETWATER, Texas – Suddenlink has launched a new high-speed Internet service with a download speed up to 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 7.5 Mbps in Sweetwater. This is now the fastest residential Internet service offered in the area.

Find out all the details in Thursday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period begins

June 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began recently, on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Get all the details in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

WTRC Lamb and Goat Sale slated for June 23

June 18, 2015

The 2015 Lamb and Goat Sale benefiting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center will be held at the Wylie FFA Show Barn on Tuesday, June 23. The show barn is located behind the football field on Antilley Road in Abilene, Texas.

Find out more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

June 18, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be calm and then shift to the southwest around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 71 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
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June 17th

Roscoe Collegiate students participate in State 4-H Round-Up

June 17, 2015

Roscoe Collegiate students participating in the Nolan County 4-H recently attended the State 4-H Round-Up in College Station and returned home with many honors.
Senior division - Microbiology
First: Juan Sanchez, Olivia Saddler, Samantha Ortega

Animal Science
First: Ray Bohall
Second: Spencer Little
Third: Aaron Thomas

Animal Science - Intermediate
Second: Joshua Stegge, Alfonso Islas

Plant Science - Intermediate
Second: Jaci Alexander, Jaleigh Morales

State Best
First: Juan Sanchez, Olivia Saddler, Samantha Ortega
Third: Ray Bohall

FUMC to host music camp

June 17, 2015

First United Methodist Church (FUMC), located at 309 Cedar in Sweetwater, will hold its annual Music Camp for children entering Pre-K through sixth grade from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26.

Get all the details in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Carnival in town tonight through Saturday

June 17, 2015

The Pride of Texas Shows will be in Sweetwater for the remainder of the week for families to enjoy some local, summertime fun at the carnival. Weather permitting, hours will be 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. from Wednesday, June 17 through Saturday, June 20.
The carnival will be stationed on Highway 419, where the carnival takes place during the Sweetwater Jaycees' World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup every March. Armbands will cost $25 per person for unlimited rides on the day of purchase.

Read more in Wednesday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Sweetwater's weather for Wednesday

June 17, 2015

Today, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will be in the area, with partly sunny skies and a high near 82. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 68 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will become calm in the evening.
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June 16th

Summer reading club kicks off at Library

June 16, 2015

The summer reading program recently kicked off at the County-City Library with guest reader “Molly Lou Melon” (Jane Pieper). The theme for this year’s program is Super Hero Training Academy. There will be a different reader and activity each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the library.

Meningococcal Disease: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

June 16, 2015

Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness that is caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus. These illnesses are often severe and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia).

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