October 17th, 2014

Nolan County Cruisers donate to WTCAC

October 17, 2014

Madison Black and Peggy Parrott of the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center receive a $1,250 from Josh Walden, Danny Wann and Roy Mize of the Nolan County Cruisers, which organizes car shows in the area.

Read more in Friday's print edition.

RPMH hosts dialysis center groundbreaking

October 17, 2014

City, county and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital notables gathered Thursday for a symbolic groundbreaking at the site of new facilities at the medical center.

Learn more in Friday's print edition.

Gordon Barron Wetsel

October 17, 2014

ROBY — Gordon Barron Wetsel, 61, passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at his home in Roby. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Roby, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2-2:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Roby.

Roscoe, Winters to vie for lead

October 17, 2014

Last week’s 26-8 win over Miles in its 6-2A opener was a good first step for Roscoe’s football team in its bid to return to prominence.

Read the full story in Friday's edition in Sports.

This weekend's local events

October 17, 2014

Today, October 17, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, located at 1801 Lamar Street will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18. There is an electric cooktop, television sets, punchbowl sets and lots of miscellaneous.
Several events are lined up on Saturday, such as the 4th Annual “BBQ-ing in the Wind” Steak Cook Off in Roscoe during the West Texas Wind Festival.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

October 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 10 mph, shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
We're looking at pleasant temperatures throughout the weekend, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Nighttime lows will be in the mid 50s up to 60 on Sunday night.
Learn more at

October 16th

Libertarian Peterson seeking Congressional votes

October 16, 2014

As more and more Americans grow disgruntled with Democrats and Republicans, alternative parties and the politicians running on their tickets have gained traction.
The Libertarian Party is arguably the most popular of the third party options. Hoping to bank on the growing acceptance of Libertarian principles is Richard "Chip" Peterson, who is challenging Randy Neugebauer for the 19th Congressional District seat in the upcoming Nov. 2 elections.

Read more in Thursday's print edition.

Roscoe Collegiate grows student involvement in plant science

October 16, 2014

Roscoe Collegiate ISD has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to implement Operation Growth Chamber, a hands-on learning program to be used in conjunction with the district’s greenhouse.

Read more in Thursday's print edition.

Oct. 14 proclaimed World Polio Day

October 16, 2014

Local Rotarians (from left) John McPherson, Brian Frieda, Jeremy Dodd, Walt May, Russ Petty, Michael Ables and PDG Cesar Caro are joined by Commissioner Jerod Peek, City Manager Eddie Brown and Mayor Jim McKenzie during McKenzie's proclamation that Oct. 14 hereby be known as World Polio Day. The Rotary Club has played an instrumental role in providing preventative measures for polio worldwide over the decades.

Trenita Huey

October 16, 2014

Funeral services for Trenita Huey, 60, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Huey died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Online condolences may be expressed at

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