February 27th, 2015
When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.
Churches featured in this week's Religion page are: Bethel Assembly of Sweetwater, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Heights United Methodist Church.
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The Applause Music Series is continuing its acclaimed programming with â€śLift Every Voiceâ€ť on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Sponsored by Robert and Jimmie Bender, the upcoming concert is to feature a variety of artists and musical groups performing songs of inspiration.
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Jimmie Bender began to work for Child Care Services in July 1991 and within 30 days was elevated to the position of director â€“ the third such one in the programâ€™s short eight month existence.Â Over the course of the next 23 years, she successfully led her team through a myriad of changes â€“ including changes in oversight from the Department of Health and Human Services, to the Texas Workforce Commission and finally to the local Workforce Development Board â€” and also through changes in contractor agencies, which included relocating the entire operation from Sweetwater to Abilene.Â
The Sweetwater High School varsity and JV girls golf teams not only hosted a tournament Wednesday at Sweetwater Country Club, but also made off with most of the hardware.
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If the bad weather that has made a mess of this weekâ€™s local high school sports schedule improves enough, Sweetwater hopes Saturday to play a baseball double-header at Sportsmanâ€™s Park and one softball game at the Jerry Collins Complex.
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Today, we'll have an 80% snow before noon, then a chance of freezing drizzle and sleet. The high will be near 25, with wind chill values between 8 and 15. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph. Little to no ice accumulation is expected, although total daytime snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is possible.
For tonight, expect a 40% chance of snow and freezing drizzle, with cloudy skies and a low around 24. Winds will be from the east around 10 mph, with wind chill values between 14 and 19. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
The Highland girls basketball team begins defending its Region II-1A title when it plays Garden City at 1 p.m. Friday. The Lady Hornets and Lady Bearcats will hold their semifinal contest at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum. Should Highland win, it will advance to play either O'Donnell or Cross Plains for the regional title at noon Saturday, also at Abilene Christian. The Lady Hornets' ultimate goal is to go to San Antonio next week and play in the Class 1A girls state tournament for the third straight year.
Nolan County Constable Stephen F. Smith II is shown meeting with State Representative Susan L. King at the Capitol as part of JPCA (Justices of the Peace and Constables Association) Legislative Day on Feb. 17.
On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be the scene of a night to remember. Three choral groups will be joined by soloists in an exciting evening of traditional spirituals, gospel, praise songs and Broadway fare from Porgy and Bess and Ragtime.
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