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October 9th, 2014

Visitor screening system helps assure safety at SHS

October 9, 2014

Keeping tabs on students and faculty at a school is a task within itself, as Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School Assistant Principals Tecka Mobley and Danette Price can attest. Monitoring everyone who enters and leaves the school is an even greater responsibility, but with the help of a new software program, the staffs at Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School are hoping to better ensure safety throughout the halls and classrooms.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Roscoe Homecoming Sweethearts, Beaus to be crowned Friday night

October 9, 2014

Sweethearts and Beaus will be crowned during halftime of the Roscoe CHS Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 10.

Learn who the nominees are by picking up Thursday's print edition.

Local forecast for Thursday

October 9, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 69 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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October 8th

RPMH offers low-cost mammograms during the month of October

October 8, 2014

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be offering $50 mammograms from now through Oct. 31 for cash paying patients.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition.

Driving simulation continues with heavy equipment operators

October 8, 2014

Last week, deputies with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) got their crash course in Don Courtney's driving simulator. On Tuesday, it was county employees charged with driving large trucks and rigs who received their training in a simulated environment.

Read more in Wednesday's print edition.

Sweetwater participates in National Night Out

October 8, 2014

(From left) Katie Lopez (5); Riley Gutierrez (6), Ryan Lomas (5) and Ariel Garcia (10) enjoy some playtime on the air slide at Mustang Heights apartments during Tuesday's National Night Out event, which took place across Sweetwater.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition.

Local events for Wednesday

October 8, 2014

The immunization clinic at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department for today, October 8, has been cancelled. The next immunization clinic will be on Wednesday, October 15.
And tonight, Fields of Faith will be held in the Mustang Bowl. Doors will open up at 6:30 p.m., with hotdogs and drinks available free of charge.
The event will officially start at 7 p.m. There will be worship, (led by One Less Stone), testimonies from students at schools in the Nolan county area, a message from an FCA pastor and a time of prayer for everyone who is there.

Wednesday's local weather

October 8, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 90. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 67 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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October 7th

Many attend Broadway Lights dinner, show

October 7, 2014

The Applause Music Series kicked off in Sweetwater on Saturday night, with a dinner at the Sweetwater Country Club held before the Broadway Lights production at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Many guests attended the dinner, which included floral arrangements donated by Gene Fox of Sweetwater Floral.

Find more photos in Tuesday's print edition.

Bealls opens Estee Lauder/Clinique counter

October 7, 2014

Bealls recently opened their Estee Lauder/Clinique counters with a ribbon cutting. Many attended the event, which included giveaways of sample bags and free makeup samples. Shown (from left to right) are Cussondra Carey; Michelle Barton, the counter manager from Big Spring; Jennifer Lotzenhiser, Sweetwater store manager; and Kylan Utley.

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