November 6th, 2014

Sweetwater ISD to host community wide pep rally

November 6, 2014

Sweetwater Independent School District announced that they will host a community-wide pep rally on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the parking lot behind the Nolan County Courthouse. The pep rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a performance from the high school Pop Sensations followed by the pep rally at 8 p.m.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Safety officers enhance RPMH security

November 6, 2014

As Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital receives upgrades to its facilities, other areas of patient care are also being improved. In order to provide a safe environment for its customers and staff, RPMH has added a three-man security team which will monitor and patrol the 23-acre campus 24 hours per day.

Learn more in Thursday's edition.

Local Sports Calendar

November 6, 2014

Sweetwater freshmen and JV (one combined team) plays at Lamesa, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and eighth grade ‘B’ teams will host Lamesa, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘B’ and eighth grade ‘A’ teams will host Lamesa, 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high will host Bronte and Wall starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Wall after junior high games end.
Highland varsity will play at Ira, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity will host Trent, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Lamesa, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will play at Bronte, 7:30 p.m.

Lamesa is last hurdle to S’water perfection

November 6, 2014

Thanks to its 44-8 victory over Pecos last week, Sweetwater is the No. 1 seed from District 2-4A, Division II. But the Mustangs want an outright title, and to do that, they still need to beat Lamesa at home on Friday.

Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

Highland shoots for top seed today at Ira

November 6, 2014

As far as making the playoffs, the suspense is over for Highland and Ira. But tonight’s 7:30 p.m. regular-season finale will decide which of them goes into the postseason as the No. 1 seed and who will be No. 2 out of District 7-1A, Division I.

Learn more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

Roscoe, Blackwell hope to play after this week

November 6, 2014

Despite losing 33-20 to Menard this past weekend, the Roscoe football team will end its four-year playoff drought with a win over Bronte on Friday.

Read more in Thursday's edition in Sports.

Local events for Thursday

November 6, 2014

Today, November 6, the Rolling Plains Unit of Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting at Bee's Flowers and Gifts, at 311 Oak Street, for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
A program and a short business meeting will follow. Zach Wilcox, the Nolan County Agriculture Extension Agent, will speak. All retired school personnel are invited to attend.
For more information please call Frances Pilsner at 325-766-3425.
Also, the Republican Women of West Texas will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the TJB Outdoor building on Lamar Street.

Thursday's local forecast

November 6, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the east-northeast around 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 45 and east-northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southwest.
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November 5th

May, Alexander and Clem winners of local elections

November 5, 2014

As press time today, it appears Whitley May has emerged victorious in his race to become the new Nolan County Judge.
On Tuesday night, May defeated City Attorney Peter F. Sheridan by only three votes (1,312-1,309) for Nolan County Judge in the most hotly contested local race of the evening.

Read more in Wednesday's edition.

Kids On the Land provides Nolan County students another unique outdoor learning program

November 5, 2014

The expanded Kids On the Land (KOL) program at the Dickson Family 69 Ranch near Maryneal was attended by over 200 third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland schools. The KOL programs brings students out on the land to learn about the place where they live. Many local volunteers joined the experienced leaders of KOL events to help the students learn more about their Rolling Plains eco-region.

Learn more and find photos in Wednesday's edition.

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