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January 19th, 2015

Monday's local forecast

January 19, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming northeastern in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 41 and northeast winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the southwest after midnight.
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January 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 17, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Keeping culture alive: Kids On the Land teaches ranching tradition to the next generation

January 17, 2015

Preserving the culture and traditions of Texas ranchers has been a priority for Peggy Maddox, executive director for Kids On the Land (KOL) and the focal point of the organization since Maddox and husband, Joe, started it in 2003. The Maddox's are ranchers themselves, owning a spread in Colorado City.
A non-profit organization, KOL is designed to teach schoolchildren about the ways farmers and ranch hands did things in the days before cell phones, computers and global positioning systems.

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January 16th

#FELLOWSHIP continues at Emmanuel Fellowship Church

January 16, 2015

The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Sweetwater Bethel Assembly, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Lamar Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons).

Read more in Friday's edition.

Do you know...

January 16, 2015

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo. Anyone with information on who the person in the photo is or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.

Girl Scouts present gift to KXOX

January 16, 2015

Girl Scouts from Troop #7118 made a special presentation on Friday morning to Jeff Stein, owner of KXOX AM/FM. During a reception for the radio station's 75th anniversary in November, the Girl Scouts had listeners write well wishes for the station on Post It Notes. Those notes were put together with an article about the anniversary and made into a poster.

Flu reaches epidemic levels

January 16, 2015

Just ahead of the normal height of the flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) already reports that the flu has already reached epidemic levels in the U.S. Helping Nolan County stay healthy, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is encouraging everyone age six months and older to get vaccinated.

Read more in Friday's edition.

School board recognizes SHS volleyball team

January 16, 2015

The Sweetwater Independent School District’s board of trustees on Tuesday recognized the Sweetwater High School volleyball team for making the Class 4A playoffs.

‘Stangs begin 2-4A action at Lamesa today

January 16, 2015

The Sweetwater boys bas-ketball team visits Lamesa for its District 2-4A opener today at 8 p.m., following the Sweetwater girls’ game with Lamesa that tips off at around 6:30 p.m.

Read more in Friday's edition in Sports.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

January 16, 2015

Today will be sunny with a high near 63. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 40 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
This weekend, we're looking at highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s which could reach 40. Winds will change from the south-southwest on Saturday night to become northern winds, shifting back to the south and southwest by Sunday.
Learn more at weather.gov.

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