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Broadway Baptist Church plans teacher appreciation service

August 29, 2014

The following churches are featured in this week's Religion section: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church Sweetwater, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Heights United Methodist Church.

See each of their articles in Friday's print edition.

Sammy Baugh Classic kicks off

August 29, 2014

The 2014 Family RV Center Sammy Baugh Classic kicked off on Thursday evening at Mustang Bowl with the Haskell Indians taking on the Grape Creek Eagles. Shown are the Haskell Indian cheerleaders just before kick-of Thursday evening.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Texas AFT President endorses Wortham

August 29, 2014

Texas AFT President Linda Bridges recently announced her endorsement of Greg Wortham for Texas Senate in the Sept. 9 Special Election.
"As president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers, I am pleased to announce Texas AFT’s endorsement of Greg Wortham in the Senate District 28 special election."

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

New doctors welcomed to RPMH

August 29, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning to welcome Dr. James Marvel and Dr. Jennifer Liedtke to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

See the full story in Friday's print edition.

Events lined up for this weekend

August 29, 2014

Tonight, August 29, the Sweetwater FFA will have a hamburger supper before the Lubbock High vs. Sweetwater football game from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Sweetwater High School cafeteria.
Plates will include hamburger, chips, potato salad, beans, Mustang cake, water, iced tea and coffee. Proceeds will benefit the Sweetwater FFA Chapter.
Tickets can be purchased from any Sweetwater FFA member or by contacting Mr. Rains at (325)235-7827, or Mr. Mitchell at (325)235-7844.

Local weekend weather outlook

August 29, 2014

Today, we'll have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high near 93. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those rain chances will remain this evening, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 71. Winds will shift to the south-southeast around 10 mph.
We'll be dry for the rest of the weekend, with highs in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Winds will gradually increase throughout the weekend, with gusts as high as 25 mph on Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

Relay For Life to host second Bark For Life event

August 28, 2014

Relay for Life of Nolan County is once again holding "Bark for Life" from 9-11 a.m. at Newman Park on Saturday, Sept. 13.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Blood drive slated for Sept. 3 in Sweetwater

August 28, 2014

A community blood drive will be held at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Nursing graduates honored at TSTC pinning ceremony

August 28, 2014

Texas State Technical College held a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in honor of the 12 graduating Associate Degree Nursing students. These graduates will go into the Texas workforce to help combat the nursing shortage in the West Texas region. 

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Sammy Baugh exhibit to debut at Pioneer Museum

August 28, 2014

The Pioneer Museum will debut an exhibit on Sammy Baugh this weekend as the Family RV Sammy Baugh Classic continues in Sweetwater.

See the full story in Thursday's print edition.

Mitchell County senior citizen dance to be held tonight

August 28, 2014

Tonight, August 28, the Mitchell County Senior Citizen Dance will be held at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 W. 2nd Street from 7-10 p.m. There will be live music and everyone is welcome.
Snacks are also welcome. There will be an entry fee per person; call Faye at 254-654-5785.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

August 28, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph, and after 1 p.m., we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Expect those rain chances to increase to 50 percent tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 71. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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.

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.

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