October 20th, 2014

Tetanus: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

October 20, 2014

Tetanus (lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases. Several vaccines are used to prevent tetanus among children, adolescents and adults including DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Volunteers sought for Pumpkins on the Porch event

October 20, 2014

The Pioneer Museum is gearing up for the annual Pumpkins on the Porch, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25.
According to museum director Melonnie Hicks, additional volunteers are needed this year. To assist in Pumpkins on the Porch, contact Hicks at 236-0066.

Learn more in Monday's edition.

SHS Band Booster Club hosts Zombie Run

October 20, 2014

The Sweetwater Band Booster Club hosted a Zombie Run on Saturday with SHS band members as the zombies. Shown are Casey Whoolery-Pratt and Kayla Wofford waiting to scare runners.

Find more photos in Monday's print edition.

TSTC to host culinary class

October 20, 2014

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater will host a culinary class from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Culinary Classroom. The cost of the class is $35. The class is entitled, "Soup Trade Secrets from Chef Kayleen and Chef Brin."

Learn more in Monday's print edition.

Donald Wayne Thomas

October 20, 2014

Funeral services for Donald Wayne Thomas, 70, of Sweetwater will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Thomas died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.
Online condolences may be expressed at

SW is almost playoff bound despite loss at L’land

October 20, 2014

LEVELLAND — Sweet-water needs only to defeat Lamesa at home Tuesday to nail down a second straight playoff trip next month in volleyball.

Read more in Monday's edition in Sports.

VIDEO: Cowboys stick to winning script, run over Giants

October 20, 2014

Troy Aikman and Thom Brennaman on the Cowboys' 31-21 win.

VIDEO: Big 12 Big Plays: Last Second Victory For Texas

October 20, 2014

Just when it looked like overtime was inevitable in Austin, see how the Longhorns pulled out a dramatic, last second finish over Iowa State.

Weekly Sports Calendar

October 20, 2014

Cross Country
Highland runners at district meet at Newman Park, Sweetwater.
Sweetwater middle school teams at Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade ‘A’ and 8th grade ‘B’ teams will host Lamesa, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade ‘A’ and 7th grade ‘B’ teams will host Lamesa, 5:30 p.m.
Cross Country
Roscoe runners will go to Hamlin (golf course) for district meet.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Lamesa: freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Cross Country

Mustangs win in a blowout

October 20, 2014

GREENWOOD — Sweet-water’s football team is 7-0 — the first team in 17 years to accomplish that feat.
For all that success, how-ever, the Mustangs haven’t exactly dominated most of their 2014 opponents. And although they came into Midland Greenwood at 1-0 in District 2-4A, Division II play, the previous week’s win at Fort Stockton (34-28) came after Sweetwater fell behind by 14 points.

Learn more in our weekend edition in Sports.


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