October 17th, 2014

Cline Shale Alliance hosts Sweetwater luncheon

October 17, 2014

Individuals and businesses involved in oil and gas operations had the chance to network Friday at the Cline Shale Luncheon at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Hosted by the Cline Shale Alliance, about 50 people attended the luncheon, which featured speakers regarded as experts in the industry, including former mayor Greg Wortham and Ken Becker, the current executive director for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED).

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Grand Jury indicts 21

October 17, 2014

A Nolan County Grand Jury recently indicted 21 people. Seven of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethon Lee Dillon was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

See the entire story in our weekend edition.

Chapman wins Home Free concert package

October 17, 2014

Maura Chapman (center) was the winner of tickets to the country band Home Free, which will be playing Saturday in Abilene. The band won
Season 4 of The Sing-Off and Chapman won two backstage passes, pictures with the band, two tickets, a CD and a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery. The contest was sponsored by the Sweetwater Reporter and all proceeds go to Cornerstone Christian School in Sweetwater. Joining Chapman is Stephanie Baker with Cornerstone Christian School (left) and Sweetwater Reporter General Manager Zela Armstrong.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.

Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus to speak at Champion Baptist, Rhema Valley

October 17, 2014

Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus will be spreading his message during the morning worship service at Champion Baptist Church in Roscoe beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, then again Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Rhema Valley Church in Sweetwater.
Also featured in this week's Religion page is Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).
Pick up Friday's edition to learn more.

Light Crust Doughboys to perform at SISD schools on Monday

October 17, 2014

Three Sweetwater schools will have the opportunity to hear the iconic and legendary Light Crust Doughboys perform next week, prior to their performance next month at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium as part of the APPLAUSE Music Series.

Learn more in Friday's print edition.

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.

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