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August 27th, 2014

Sweetwater residents accept 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

August 27, 2014

You may have heard about the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which has been sweeping the nation for the past few weeks. Even in Sweetwater, dozens of people of all ages have accepted the frigid task in the hopes of spreading awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The challenge is simple: one must donate at least $100 to the ALS Foundation, or have a large, frigid bucket of ice water dumped over their head. Upon completing the challenge, that person can nominate others to complete the task.

Family RV will serve as sponsor for 10th annual Sammy Baugh Classic

August 27, 2014

Starting on Thursday, the high school football season will officially kick off in Sweetwater when the 10th annual Sammy Baugh Classic starts a three-day, three-game run at Mustang Bowl.
Grape Creek and Haskell meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Classic opener. On Friday, Sweetwater hosts Lubbock High with kickoff also set for 7:30 p.m. The Classic will then conclude its run Saturday when a pair of Class 6A schools — Lubbock Coronado and Weatherford — meet in an afternoon game at 3 p.m.

Sports Calendar

August 27, 2014

TODAY
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays Monahans (season opener) at Midland’s Bush Tennis Center, 4 p.m.
Volleyball
Sweetwater freshman (6, 7 p.m.), JV (6, 7 p.m.) and varsity (6:15, 7:30 p.m.) host Graham and Breckenridge.
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
Cross Country
Sweetwater varsity runners at season-opening meet in Christoval.
Football
Varsity
Season Openers
Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic: San Angelo Grape Creek vs. Haskell, 7:30 p.m.
Highland vs. Motley County at Jayton’s Gridiron Classic, 6 p.m.
Sub-varsity
Sweetwater freshmen at Lubbock High, 5 p.m.

Wednesday's local weather

August 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 74 and east-southeast winds around 10 mph. After 1 a.m., we'll have 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Learn more at weather.gov.

August 26th

APPLAUSE music series coming to Sweetwater

August 26, 2014

Jim and Marjorie Wilks are welcomed by Richard Smola (Board President, far right) as the first members of the new Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium APPLAUSE music series.
This series, which will run from October 2014 to May 2015, includes five great shows. Anyone interested in joining can contact the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce for more details.

Outstanding citizens, business nominations being taken until Friday

August 26, 2014

It's that time again to nominate the 2014 Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen, Outstanding Male Citizen and Business of the Year.

Commission leaves burn ban in place, mulls financial decisions

August 26, 2014

A lack of rain across Nolan County has forced the local commissioners court to leave the current burn ban in place.
More precipitation is needed, said members of the commission at Monday's meeting, before the panel can consider repealing the ban. The issue will be revisited at the group's next regular session.
A request was made by Precinct 2 Commissioner Terry Locklar to purchase a 90-inch contour/packer roller for road construction.

One transport made in wreck

August 26, 2014

Sweetwater Emergency Services transported the driver of the 18-wheeler shown after a wreck after 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning on FM 608, between Roscoe and Highland school.
The driver was unresponsive and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in guarded condition. The truck was carrying dry cement at the time of the crash.

Peggy Lee Hoyle

August 26, 2014

Graveside services for Peggy Lee Hoyle, 63, of Blackwell, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Dotson officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Hoyle died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Johnnie Jo (Joni) McMillin

August 26, 2014

Johnnie Jo (Joni) McMillin, age 86, of Mesquite, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Willow Bend Nursing & Rehab in Mesquite, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matt McGowen officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

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