January 21st, 2015

Wednesday's local weather

January 21, 2015

Rain likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight Rain before midnight, then rain and snow. Low around 32. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

January 20th

AES donates to SNAP

January 20, 2015

Representatives from AES Wind Generation made a cash donation Friday to Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) in the amount of $570. AES began donating to SNAP last year as part of its community outreach activities. SNAP is facing a $115,000 fiscal gap in 2015. The difference is made up by the City of Sweetwater using governmental funds.

Applications available for Miss Snake Charmer Pageant

January 20, 2015

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money.

Learn more in Tuesday's paper, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Girl Scouts debut digital cookie and new cookie flavor

January 20, 2015

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains (GS-TOP) announced that the largest girl-led business in the world is going digital with the introduction of COCOdirect, their online order system. Through the COCOdirect mobile app, local Girl Scouts will be able to take orders from customers and have them shipped directly to the customer’s front door.
Plus, GS-TOP is piloting a new cookie flavor this year, the gluten free Trios. These new elements will further enhance the 2015 Cookie Season which will take place this year in the Abilene area from Jan. 16 to March 1.

This week’s local & area basketball

January 20, 2015

Sweetwater girls will host Lubbock Estacado — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys will host Lubbock Estacado — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe at Haskell — JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 p.m., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams will host Hermleigh starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will host Robert Lee starting at 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams will host tournament.

Mustangs recognized by SISD

January 20, 2015

The Sweetwater High School football team was honored at the Sweetwater Independent School District’s recent board meeting. The 13-1 Mustangs were district champs and advanced to the Class 4A, Division II semifinals.

Pair of lifters 1st in class at Abilene meet

January 20, 2015

Bray Amos and Rebecca Gonzales won their respective weight classes this past Saturday for Sweetwater at Abilene High’s season-ope-ning powerlifting meet.

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

SW hosting Esty in DH

January 20, 2015

After a 2-4A doubleheader loss at Lamesa this past Friday, Sweetwater’s basketball teams host another Lubbock-area team tonight as they entertain Estacado in a varsity twinbill at Mus-tang Gym.

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

DivorceCare begins tonight at Trinity Baptist Church

January 20, 2015

DivorceCare will begin Tuesday evening, Jan. 20, at Trinity Baptist Church, located on the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe, in the Seeker’s Classroom. Please enter at the Santa Fe entrance.
DivorceCare is a divorce recovery support group where people can find help and healing from the hurt of separation and divorce. The class will be held each week from 6-7:30 p.m. for 13 weeks, with a week off during Spring Break.
The class is free to attend, but there is a fee for the manual. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of the workbook.

Local weather for Tuesday

January 20, 2015

Today will be be mostly sunny with a high near 63. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 10 mph, becoming north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 35 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit to learn more.

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