Book signing to take place Saturday

October 31, 2014

The Friends of the Library will be hosting John W. Hamilton, a local author, on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn more in Friday's edition.

Free Geocache workshop to be presented at WASP Museum

October 31, 2014

Martin Baker and Boy Scout Troop #140 will present a free one hour Geocache workshop with short introductory video and personal instructions at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Light Crust Doughboys to perform Saturday

October 31, 2014

Oftentimes, when applying the term "legends" to a musical act, it's hyperbole on the part of an overzealous fan. But in the case of the Light Crust Doughboys, the term could be an understatement.

Read more in Friday's edition.

Glenda Ruth Johnson

October 31, 2014

Funeral services for Glenda Ruth Johnson, 63, of Lubbock, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Johnson died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Lubbock.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Clara Hale

October 31, 2014

Funeral services for Clara Hale, 75, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Hale died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Three area teams can win playoff berth today

October 31, 2014

For Highland, it’s been a five-year wait and Roscoe has gone four years since its last trip to the playoffs. Both return by winning today.
Roscoe (2-1) will host Menard (2-1) this evening; Highland (1-0) is host-ing Westbrook (0-1); and Blackwell (1-0) is at Loraine (1-0). Sweetwater (3-0) visits Pecos (1-2) in the other game that involves Nolan County teams.

Read more in Friday's edition in Sports.

Local weekend events

October 31, 2014

Today, October 31 is the final day for the Nolan County Sign Ups for Goodfellows from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1-3 p.m. at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for T.A.N.F.
Also, SNAP will be hosting counselors at its 1701 Elm Street location from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Any senior (age 65+) who wishes to enroll or is currently enrolled in Medicare is encouraged to make an appointment with a benefits counselor free of charge.

Halloween weekend weather forecast

October 31, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the north-northeast wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear for your Trick-or-Treat forecast, with a low around 39 and northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the east-southeast after midnight.
For this weekend, we'll see highs increasing from the mid-60s to the low 70s. Lows will be in the upper 40s but almost to 60 by Sunday night. Winds will increase throughout Saturday and Sunday, with gusts as high as 30 mph on Saturday.

October 30th

Roscoe community banker to chair IBAT Board of Directors

October 30, 2014

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to announce that John Jay, president of Roscoe State Bank, will serve as chairman of the IBAT Board of Directors for 2014-2015. He officially accepted this position during the association’s 40th annual convention held in Fort Worth.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

Early voting ends Friday

October 30, 2014

Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 31, in the County Clerk's office located at 100 East Third, Suite 108.
Election Day will then take place on the following Tuesday, Nov. 4, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the respective polling places for the nine voting precincts in Nolan County.

Learn more and find a list of all the candidates appearing on the ballot in Thursday's edition.

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