October 16th, 2014

Local forecast for Thursday

October 16, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and southern winds around 10 mph.
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October 15th

Firefighters battle I-20 truck fire

October 15, 2014

East bound traffic was diverted on Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 20 near mile marker 256 due to a truck loaded with tires catching fire. Sweetwater Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder Fire Department all worked to extinguish the blaze.

Meet the Candidates well attended

October 15, 2014

Many area residents attended a Meet the Candidate event at the Fourth and Elm Church of Christ warehouse on Tuesday evening. Candidates for all political parties in local races answered written questions from the audience. Richard Ferguson with KXOX AM/FM was the moderator for the event. Shown are Whitley May and Pete Sheridan, both running for Nolan County Judge, Jamie Clem and Jerry Hunt, both running for District Clerk; and Doug Alexander and Terry Locklar, both running for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Shown standing is Richard Ferguson.

County Clerk to test voting equipment

October 15, 2014

The Nolan County Clerk's Office will be testing the electronic tabulation equipment for local elections at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The public is invited to observe testing.

Area youth to transcribe Sweetwater Cemetery

October 15, 2014

Janie Davis, one of the major Nolan County genealogists, had expressed the concern that the Sweetwater Cemetery had not been transcribed since 1992. That's when logistics began to be discussed to accomplish this goal via a youth service project. Davis met with Carrie Lunt, Young Women's President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for this area, about the project which will involve 80 to 100 youth ages 12 to 18 and their youth leaders.

Pick up Wednesday's edition to see the full story.

October 14th

SMS football teams start district play

October 14, 2014

8th grade White 34,
Fort Stockton 6
Adam Perez scored five touchdowns, three rushing and two receiving, in Sweetwater White’s win as the Colts ran their record to 5-0.
Perez not only ripped off scoring runs of 48, 56 and 96 yards but also caught TD passes of 78 and 92 yards from Jackson Foster.
In addition, Foster threw to Jagger Carter for a two-point conversion and Audy Yarbrough had a two-point run.

See more in the Tuesday edition of the Sweetwater Reporter.

JV volleyballers remain unbeaten in district

October 14, 2014

Sweetwater High School’s JV volleyball team brings a 5-0 record into its District 2-4A match at Snyder today after a 25-17, 25-11 win at Big Spring on Saturday.
The freshman team fell to 2-3 in district on Saturday after losing to Big Spring 22-25, 25-19, 8-25.

Local Sports Calendar

October 14, 2014

All events are
subject to change
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Snyder: freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Cross Country
Roscoe hosts meet at Lake Sweetwater Golf Course.
Sweetwater and Highland runners will compete at Roscoe meet held at Lake Sweetwater Golf Course.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams will host Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams will play at Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

Rotarians, TSTC host visiting Malawians

October 14, 2014

The southeast African nation of Malawi is known as the "Warm Heart of Africa," a nickname which rings true for the more than dozen Sweetwater residents who have made the 9,200 mile journey to Malawi over the years.
Malawians are often described as generous and hospitable, hence the moniker. But Malawi is also one of the poorest, underdeveloped nations in the world, with the average rural worker earning between $1-2 per day.

See the full story in Tuesday's paper.

Mildred Faye Egly

October 14, 2014

Mildred Faye Egly, age 92, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Garden of Memories with Pastor Jimmy Bennett officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.

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