Archive - News Article
January 16th, 2015
The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).
Read more in Friday's edition.
The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the person in the photo is or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
Girl Scouts from Troop #7118 made a special presentation on Friday morning to Jeff Stein, owner of KXOX AM/FM. During a reception for the radio station's 75th anniversary in November, the Girl Scouts had listeners write well wishes for the station on Post It Notes. Those notes were put together with an article about the anniversary and made into a poster.
Just ahead of the normal height of the flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) already reports that the flu has already reached epidemic levels in the U.S. Helping Nolan County stay healthy, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is encouraging everyone age six months and older to get vaccinated.
Read more in Friday's edition.
Today will be sunny with a high near 63. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 40 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we're looking at highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s which could reach 40. Winds will change from the south-southwest on Saturday night to become northern winds, shifting back to the south and southwest by Sunday.
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Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Sweetwater City Commission approved a request Tuesday by Ken Becker for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) to enter a contract with the Nolan County Coliseum Complex to construct a new sign at the intersection of Elm and Broadway.
Learn more in Thursday's edition.
Sweetwater Mayor Jim McKenzie is pictured reading a proclamation commending the Sweetwater ISD board for their service to its students and community during a SISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday.
The Sweetwater B.E.S.T. (Bettering Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics team was recognized for their 2014 achievements by the SISD Board of Trustees Tuesday. At the local competition held at TSTC in October, the SHS B.E.S.T. team swept every category with either a first or second place showing. At the national-regional level, SHS was also formidable, placing second out of 60 schools in the Engineering Notebook category and sixth place overall for Robot Performance.
Read more in Thursday's edition.
Today will be partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny with a high around 55. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 34 and southwest winds around 5 mph.
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