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January 21st, 2015

Rubella: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

January 21, 2015

Rubella, sometimes called German measles or three-day measles, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. The infection is usually mild with a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body and low fever (less than 101 degrees). These symptoms last 2 or 3 days. Older children and adults may also have swollen glands and symptoms like a cold before the rash appears. Aching joints occur in many cases, especially among young women. About half of the people who get rubella do not have symptoms.

Local sports calendar

January 21, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 22
Basketball
Roscoe junior high teams will host tournament.
FRIDAY, JAN. 23
Basketball
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Big Spring — JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe hosts Stamford — 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 varsity girls and boys at Loraine starting at 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Bronte starting at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 24
Basketball
Highland junior high teams at Grady tournament.

No. 8 Estacado boys roll

January 21, 2015

While it was a struggle for both teams early, Lubbock Estacado was in control af-ter the 3-pointers began to fall against Sweetwater in their 2-4A boys game Tues-day at Mustang Gym. And they fell at a dizzying rate.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition, in our e-edition (subscription) or in print.

Lady Mats’ rally tops SW

January 21, 2015

Winless since the start of district play, the Sweetwater girls basketball team was in position to change that here Tuesday against Lubbock Estacado at Mustang Gym.

Read more in Wednesday's edition, in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Signups now being held locally

January 21, 2015

Registration for Sweetwa-ter Little League baseball began Monday and is be-ing held this week at the Sweetwater Middle School choir room. It continues today from 7-8:30 p.m., and will be held again from 6-8 p.m. on Friday.

Learn more in Wednesday's edition in print or in our e-edition (subscription required).

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

TUESDAY, JAN. 20
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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 22
Roscoe junior high teams will host tournament.
FRIDAY, JAN. 23

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