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April 10th, 2015

High attendance at 10th Annual Family FunFair

April 10, 2015

Many area families attended the 10th annual Family FunFair, hosted by the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center and High Sky Children’s Ranch on Thursday. Many organizations provided games and prizes and food was provided by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. Everyone in attendance raised a hand to honor child victims of physical and sexual abuse, some of which were killed by their abusers.

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June 1 new target date for jail, NCSO

April 10, 2015

The construction of the new Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and adjoining jail has been more plagued with delays and holdups than Sheriff David Warren would like to admit. The project, however, is nearing completion, with a new target date of June 1.
Several factors have held up the progress of the building, which was originally slated to open Oct. 31 of last year. The biggest setbacks, according to Warren and County Commissioner Doug Alexander, are attributed to the main contractor, Turner Construction, and its chosen concrete and masonry subcontractor, Hill Bros.

Roscoe’s Wilkinson sets a record at district meet

April 10, 2015

ALBANY — On Tuesday, Roscoe’s Lyndi Wilkinson set a school record in the girls triple jump at the District 7-AA track meet with a leap of 34 feet, 11 1/2 inches.

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SW squads visit, host Snyder

April 10, 2015

Sweetwater will be at two different locales today when the Mustang baseball team and Lady Mustang softball team play Snyder.

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April 9th

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

April 9, 2015

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms enter the area tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 58. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Those rain chances will remain throughout the weekend, as high as 50% by Sunday night. Weekend highs will be in the upper 70s/lower 80s, with lows in the low to mid 60s. Winds will vary from the south and southeast from 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest

April 9, 2015

The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.

Church teens to head to Tennessee for talent competition

April 9, 2015

A girl peers into a mirror, but instead of seeing herself, she sees a demonic reflection which aborts her unborn baby with a knife.
If that sounds a bit scary, it's because that's what the teens from the Pentecostal Church of God, located at 310 Pine Street, were going for when they created a silent skit containing such imagery.

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WTCAC holds Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

April 9, 2015

Katie Etringer was the guest speaker at the WTCAC (West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center) Child Abuse Awareness Banquet, held Tuesday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. She stressed the importance of having a center like the WTCAC by sharing her own story of how her youngest son was abused and how she dealt with the situation without the assistance of such a facility. Etringer was a founding member of the task force who founded the Children’s Alliance of South Texas and currently sits on its Board of Directors.

Local sports calendar

April 9, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
Track
Sweetwater middle school teams will compete at district meet in Snyder.
Highland junior high teams host district meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Baseball
Sweetwater JV Red will play at Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Snyder, 7 p.m.
Track
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will compete at Midland Greenwood meet.
Highland varsity teams will host Hilltop Relays.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Tennis
Sweetwater middle school teams at district tournament in Big Spring.

Region I-4A golf qualifiers

April 9, 2015

Sweetwater High School’s No. 1 girls golf team has qualified for the Region I-4A tournament that will be held April 13-14 at the Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock. From left are Alaina Andrews, Alexis Castillo, Kensi Chowning, Corynn Martin and Mary Morris.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Baseball Sweetwater JV Red will host Snyder, 4 p.m. Sweetwater varsity will host...
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