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February 27th, 2015

Local weekend weather outlook

February 27, 2015

Today, we'll have an 80% snow before noon, then a chance of freezing drizzle and sleet. The high will be near 25, with wind chill values between 8 and 15. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Little to no ice accumulation is expected, although total daytime snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is possible.
For tonight, expect a 40% chance of snow and freezing drizzle, with cloudy skies and a low around 24. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph, with wind chill values between 14 and 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

February 26th

Local constable attends JPCA Legislative Day

February 26, 2015

Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II is shown meeting with State Representative Susan L. King at the Capitol as part of JPCA (Justices of the Peace and Constables Association) Legislative Day on Feb. 17.

Local choirs to perform at APPLAUSE event

February 26, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be the scene of a night to remember. Three choral groups will be joined by soloists in an exciting evening of traditional spirituals, gospel, praise songs and Broadway fare from Porgy and Bess and Ragtime.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

SMS, East Ridge recognized at SISD board meeting

February 26, 2015

Sweetwater Middle School was recognized at the school board for a Distinction Designation for Academic Achievement in Social Studies.
East Ridge Elementary School was recognized at the school board for a distinction designation for scoring in the Top 25% in closing performance gaps.

More wintry weather in store

February 26, 2015

Area residents awoke to a light dusting of snow this morning and according to the National Weather Service, more wintry weather is on the way.

Read more in Thursday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

Local forecast for Thursday

February 26, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow before noon, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 32. Winds will be breezy, with a north-northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Wind chill values could get between 14 and 21.
Those mostly cloudy skies will remain tonight, with a low around 19 and wind chill values between 7 and 17. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight, we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow.
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February 25th

Bender volunteers as event chair for Lift Every Voice concert

February 25, 2015

Jimmie Bender is the event chair for the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE Music Series’ fourth concert, Lift Every Voice. She has recruited volunteers, helped organize the reception, served as a liaison with choirs and local community leaders and volunteered as a primary fundraiser for the event.

Learn more in Wednesday's print or e-edition (subscription required).

Lady Hornets 'net' another trip to the regional tourney

February 25, 2015

Highland's Hannah Allen begins trimming down the net after a 56-39 win over Grady on Tuesday that advanced her team back to the Region II-1A tournament in Abilene later this week. The Lady Hornets, who won the tournament and advanced to state the last two years, face Garden City in the II-1A semis at 1 p.m. Friday at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.

See more in today's page 7 in Sports, either in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Veteran benefits undergo changes

February 25, 2015

Nolan County Veterans Service Officer Robert McBride said there's been some changes in how veteran's benefits work that could have an effect on how former servicemen and women receive medical care.

Find out more in Wednesday's e-edition (subscription required) or in print.

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 25, 2015

February is American Heart Month and to observe this occasion, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

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