April 16th, 2015

Hospital volunteers honored during National Volunteer Week

April 16, 2015

Volunteerism is one of the most direct ways anyone can give back to their community. At Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), volunteers play a vital role in continuing the healthcare provider’s mission to provide compassionate care to the people of their community.

Mustangs still tied for district lead after 5-2 win

April 16, 2015

LEVELLAND — Two days after yet another baseball postponement due to the weather, Sweetwater finally began the second half of district play at Levelland on Wednesday with a 5-2 win that puts the team on the verge of making the playoffs for the third straight year.

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Lady Mustangs regain outright 3rd place after winning a slugfest

April 16, 2015

LEVELLAND — The first time they met, Sweetwater trailed Levelland 7-1 before rallying for a 20-9 win, its first in district play. In Wednesday’s rematch at Levelland, Sweetwater trailed 6-2 before rallying again for a 15-9 softball win as the Lady Mustangs — who are now 4-3 in district — broke out of a two-way tie with the Loboettes (3-4) and regained outright third place in the 2-4A standings.

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Hunt in the hunt thru 1

April 16, 2015

LUBBOCK — Sweetwa-ter’s Michael Hunt is among the boys medalist leaders after a 72 in Wednesday’s first round of the Region I-4A golf tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course.

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Local weather for Thursday

April 16, 2015

Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe.
Those rain chances will decrease to 50% tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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April 15th

Local Loan donates bottled water to SFD

April 15, 2015

Bill Haley (right) is shown with a truck full of bottled water that he donated to the Sweetwater Fire Department on behalf of his business, Local Loan & Pawn, which he co-owns with his son, Mike Haley. Bill Haley said the donation was simply a token of their appreciation.

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City to recoup more than $1M in bonds

April 15, 2015

The Sweetwater City Commission covered a lot of ground during Tuesday’s meeting at city hall, including the exploration of a way to save the city over $1.2 million in interest on obligational bonds that are designated to finance public works.

Learn more in Wednesday's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition.

Trinity Baptist Church provides surprise relief for high school teachers

April 15, 2015

In an effort to support Sweetwater High School, Trinity Baptist Church of Sweetwater surprised faculty and staff members last week by creating a hospitality room where staff members could get some relief during the stressful time of testing. Trinity's goal was to support teachers with snacks prepared by church members and Bee's DĂ©cor while providing a restful time for faculty to fellowship.

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SW girls finish in 5th

April 15, 2015

LUBBOCK — The Region I-4A girls golf tournament at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock was a 27-hole event this year due to wea-ther conditions that short-ened Monday’s first round to nine holes.

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Wednesday's local weather

April 15, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 80. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low around 61. Winds will come from the south-southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
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