July 30th, 2014
The National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater was presented the Patrick Henry award for dedication, patriotism and efforts in WWII by the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW). The MOWW is a unique veterans organization that promotes and encourages good citizenship, patriotic education, military and public service, national security, and youth programs.
For the second consecutive year, Brookshireâ€™s has partnered with Gatorade for a promotion to benefit emergency first responders across Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, while rewarding customers for their purchases.
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Highland School student Kevin Pantoja from Roscoe, TX, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
Michal Childress, age 68, a resident of the Colorado Springs area since 1996 and formerly of Woodland Park, Colorado, Central Texas and New Mexico passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.
Michal Edna Childress was born on February 1, 1946 in Portales, New Mexico to the late Alvin and Edna (Dawkins) Childress. She attended Newman High School in Sweetwater, Texas and attended Santa Monica Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Accounting.
Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 96. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Those rain chances will continue into tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 69. Winds coming in from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph will shift to the north-northwest after midnight.
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The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for a summertime event for children.
On August 12 and 13, the â€śPioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Campâ€ť will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-day interactive archaeology camp, with the theme "Life's a Garden, Dig It", is open to students in grades 4 through 8.
Museum Director, Melonnie Hicks, shared that Dr. Don Frazier, who gave a lecture in Sweetwater this past spring, will return to give a presentation to campers. Students will make medicine bags, play Comanche kids' games and participate in an archaeology dig.
The Nolan Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, August 2 from 5:30-8 p.m. featuring their award-winning smoked brisket, chicken and sausage.
The three-meat BBQ meal with all the fixings will be sold for $10 for adults and $7 for children ten and under.
Also, pre-orders will be taken, with a whole smoked chicken for $15, $50 for a half smoked brisket and $100 for a whole smoked brisket. To pre-order call Rolan Petty at 325-236-5496 before July 31.
Service awards were recently presented to Nolan County employees by Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough.
Receiving pins for 15 years of service were Jerry Hunt, the County Judge/Commissioners' Court secretary, and Brock Carter, Sheriff's Department sergeant.
Employees who earned their 10-year pin were Wendell Bankhead, Precinct 1 equipment operator, and Donna McCluskey, Tax Collector deputy chief.
Donnie Clark, Sheriff's deputy, and Billy Murphy, Precinct 1 equipment operator, both received pins for their five years of service to the county.
A benefit dinner and dance for Melinda Torres, who is battling leukemia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sweetwater Jaycees Barn.
Melinda, born and raised in Sweetwater, is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Torres. She is a single parent with a son, Dylan, attending Texas Tech University.
Melinda is a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at Abilene State School before moving on to Abilene Regional Medical Center. She is now at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Today, July 29, the Adult Literacy/ESL class will meet at the County-City Library Tuesday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Instructors will help participants learn to read, improve reading skills, improve English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.
Starting at 11 a.m., the AJRA 4-D Barrel Race will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum. Exhibitions will be open to the public until 2 p.m.
Sign up when you get there. For entry fees or more information, call Cassidy Carpenter at 806-786-6796.