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October 2nd, 2014

Sweetwater's daily forecast

October 2, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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October 1st

TSTC awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools® designation

October 1, 2014

Texas State Technical College announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

2014 Coats For Kids drive begins

October 1, 2014

Once the temperatures start to fall, the best way to stay warm is by bundling up. And once again, Bahlman Cleaners is holding its annual coat drive, Coats for Kids, to ensure that everyone can ward off the winter weather.

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APPLAUSE music series ‘Broadway Lights’ takes place this Saturday

October 1, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 4, "Broadway Lights" will take place at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, located at 400 Locust Street, as part of its APPLAUSE Music Series.
Local participants include the Sweetwater Municipal Band directed by Billy Weems, along with local accompanist Martha Taylor. However, the production will feature special guests Annika Johannson, Brandon Wilhelm and Dr. Rick Piersall.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition.

Donations sought for skate park

October 1, 2014

During a recent road trip, Gonzalo 'Speedy' San Miguel saw a skate park in the city of Post. It prompted him to wonder why the kids around Sweetwater who skate, skateboard, rollerblade and ride BMX bikes don't have a park to call their own.
Thanks to the efforts of San Miguel and local businesses, the park could become a reality by May of next year.

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

Wednesday's local weather

October 1, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 93. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will bump up to 20 percent tonight, with partly cloudy conditions and a low around 70. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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September 30th

Cindy Hamlin named Outstanding Young Citizen

September 30, 2014

Cody Paty, the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year award, presented this year's honor to Cindy Hamlin.
"This year's recipient, I feel, displays all the attributes that are deserving of recognition," said Paty. "She has been described by all the people that I visited with about her as just a good person who is always happy to help and finds joy in serving."

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Lita McEachern named Outstanding Female Citizen

September 30, 2014

Karan Bergstrom presented the 2014 Outstanding Female Citizen award on behalf of last year’s recipient, AdaBelle Clark, to Lita McEachern.
“I am honored to present this award tonight,” Bergstrom said. “This lady has devoted her life to community service, starting in high school. Her best friend says she is a busy body and that she gives 110% to her many projects.”

See the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Gil Cherry named Outstanding Male Citizen

September 30, 2014

Rodney Foster made the presentation of the 2014 Outstanding Male Citizen to Gil Cherry on behalf of the family of Wes Bishop, who earned last year’s honor.
Foster continued, “Our 2014 Outstanding Male Citizen is truly outstanding. I could think of many adjectives that describe him, but the following sum it up best: Godly, servant leader, family man and energy.”

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition.

Allen’s Family Style Meals named Business of the Year

September 30, 2014

Receiving the honor of 2014 Business of the Year was Allen’s Family Style Meals. Presenting the honor was Terry Pittman, superintendent of Sweetwater Independent School District. SISD was the 2013 recipient of the Business of the Year award.
Urvin and Lizzie Allen opened Allen’s Café at 101 Oak Street in 1942. This was across from the T&P Rail Depot. After Urvin passed away in 1946, Lizzie continued to operate the café for several years.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition.

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