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September 25th, 2014

Future Sweetwater class begins at TSTC

September 25, 2014

Future Sweetwater class of 2014-2015 members attended orientation at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater recently. Shown are the students, sophomores at Sweetwater High School.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Phone scam hits locally

September 25, 2014

Another phone scam has made its way to Sweetwater, but the method being used this time has become a state and nation-wide problem in the past few months.
Sweetwater resident Ron Smith received a phone call recently, which showed his own landline phone number on the Caller ID. Out of curiosity, he took the call and the recorded message--known as "robocalls"--came from "Rachel" at "Card Services".

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition.

DHRD donates to Skate Sweetwater

September 25, 2014

Dark Horse Roller Derby presented a $500 check on Wednesday to Skate Sweetwater during a Sweetwater Kiwanis Club meeting.

Learn more in Thursday's print edition.

Quova Marvline Powell Benson

September 25, 2014

Graveside services for Quova Marvline Powell Benson, 84, of Tyler and formerly of the Newman community area in Fisher County, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Newman Cemetery in Fisher County. Family members will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Benson died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Reunion Plaza Healthcare and Rehab in Tyler.

Local Sports Calendar

September 25, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25
Football
Sweetwater freshmen will host Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and 8th grade ‘B’ teams will play at Andrews, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘B’ and 8th grade ‘A’ teams will play at Andrews, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high will host Eldorado, 4:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV will host Eldorado, 6 p.m.
Highland junior high play at Robert Lee, 5:30 p.m.
Highland JV will play at Robert Lee, 7 p.m.
Blackwell junior high will play at Eden, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
Football
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews, 7:30 p.m.

4-0 vs. 4-0

September 25, 2014

Sweetwater will meet an Andrews team it has much in common with on Friday at Andrews.
Both teams are known as the Mustangs, play at Mus-tang Bowl and run similar spread offenses. And both have compiled 4-0 records entering their non-district showdown. Friday’s winner will be halfway to a perfect 10-0 regular season when all-important district play begins in two weeks.

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

VIDEO: Saints prep for the Cowboys

September 25, 2014

VIDEO: Saints prep for the Cowboys
 

Local events for Thursday

September 25, 2014

Today, September 25, Story Hour at the County-City Library for parents and their children will be at 10:45 a.m. Library staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.
Also, the Sweetwater Book Review Club will meet today at the County-City Library in the Community Room. Mae Hoover of Fort Worth will review "When Your Mama Calls You Mama."

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

September 25, 2014

We'll see mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 83 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the east.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 59 and south-southeast winds around 5 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

September 24th

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

September 24, 2014

Pertussis, a respiratory illness commonly known as whooping cough, is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. These bacteria attach to the cilia (tiny, hair-like extensions) that line part of the upper respiratory system. The bacteria release toxins, which damage the cilia and cause inflammation (swelling).

Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition.

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