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November 22nd, 2014
Sweetwater's Isaiah McGee (5) gives out a touchdown salute while Michael Lawrence joins him in the end zone during the team's 46-14 area playoff win over Bridgeport on Friday. McGee caught two touchdown passes in the game and Lawrence one for the Mustangs, as they improved to 12-0 while advancing to face Vernon in the regional playoffs. That game will be played at Mineral Wells starting at 2 p.m. this Friday. Read more about the win in our weekend edition.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and local retailers are working together to celebrate â€śSWEET SATURDAYâ€ť on Saturday, Nov. 29 in conjunction with the nationally recognized â€śSmall Business Saturday.â€ť
"Forget Black Friday battles and skip the huge stores and long lines. Shop in our area small businesses," says Chamber Executive Vice President Leah Andrews.
Final score: Sweetwater 46 Bridgeport 14
Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.
The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).
Read more in Friday's edition.
Thursday was a special day for KXOX radio in Sweetwater, as the station hit a new milestone: 75 years of local broadcasting.
Read more in Friday's edition.
The Sweetwater High School Auditorium was glowing on Thursday evening during the black out community pep rally. Many members of the community attended to cheer on the Sweetwater Mustangs on their way to their second playoff game in Stephenville on Friday.
On Saturday, November 22, the Second Annual Creative Country Crafts Show will be held at the Nolan Community Center in downtown Nolan from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be crochet items, woodworking, jewelry, homemade goodies, wall hangings and much more.
Proceeds will benefit the Nolan/Divide community. For more information contact Stacy Dove at 325-236-0196.
Also, the Dark Horse Roller Derby will have a Thanksgiving smash-up at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 55 and winds from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, we'll have a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those rain chances will increase to 80% on Saturday but fade out by the evening. Weekend highs will be in the mid-60s, with lows in the upper 40s dropping down to the upper 30s by Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) reminds Nolan County residents that a great time to quit smoking is during the "Great American Smokeout", Thursday, Nov. 20, according to Donna Boatright, administrator of the hospital
"The 'Smokeout' is a good-natured effort by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to give up their cigarettes for one day," Boatright said. "If smokers see they can quit for 24 hours, they may quit forever."