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November 7th, 2014

BNSF Logistics Center to support Permian Basin oil boom

November 7, 2014

Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway (BNSF) celebrated the official announcement of what will soon be a $28 million expansion to its Sweetwater facility Thursday with a ribbon cutting and luncheon.

Read more in Friday's edition.

United Way hosts Loyal Contributor’s Luncheon

November 7, 2014

The annual Nolan County United Way (NCUW) Loyal Contributor's Luncheon was held on Wednesday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in an effort to recognize local businesses who give to the organization, as well as the agencies supported by the program.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Local weekend events

November 7, 2014

Today, November 7, Avondale Baptist Church will have a large garage sale through Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.
All proceeds of this event will go to the Building for Christ at ABC fund to re-pave the parking lot and build a retaining wall on the south side of the building. There will be lots of items for sale.

Local weekend weather forecast

November 7, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be breezy and from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 47 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the northwest after midnight.
Saturday's forecast will almost be a repeat of Friday, but a slight warmup will arrive on Sunday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Breezy winds will decrease on Saturday night, but crank back up again throughout Sunday.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

November 6th

New record for Sweetwater Rehab shrimp peel

November 6, 2014

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Shrimp Peel and Auction at the Sweetwater Country Club raised a record dollar amount this year. Director of Donor Relations for the REHAB Dan Huggins reports that the preliminary total is $64,231. The previous all-time high was in 2012 when the event brought in $61,872. Huggins says that over the last three years the event has brought in over $175,000.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Sweetwater ISD to host community wide pep rally

November 6, 2014

Sweetwater Independent School District announced that they will host a community-wide pep rally on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the parking lot behind the Nolan County Courthouse. The pep rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a performance from the high school Pop Sensations followed by the pep rally at 8 p.m.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Safety officers enhance RPMH security

November 6, 2014

As Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital receives upgrades to its facilities, other areas of patient care are also being improved. In order to provide a safe environment for its customers and staff, RPMH has added a three-man security team which will monitor and patrol the 23-acre campus 24 hours per day.

Learn more in Thursday's edition.

Local events for Thursday

November 6, 2014

Today, November 6, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting at Bee's Flowers and Gifts, at 311 Oak Street, for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
A program and a short business meeting will follow. Zach Wilcox, the Nolan County Agriculture Extension Agent, will speak. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.
For more information please call Frances Pilsner at 325-766-3425.
Also, the Republican Women of West Texas will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the TJB Outdoor building on Lamar Street.

Thursday's local forecast

November 6, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 45 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southwest.
Learn more at weather.gov.

November 5th

May, Alexander and Clem winners of local elections

November 5, 2014

As press time today, it appears Whitley May has emerged victorious in his race to become the new Nolan County Judge.
On Tuesday night, May defeated City Attorney Peter F. Sheridan by only three votes (1,312-1,309) for Nolan County Judge in the most hotly contested local race of the evening.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

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