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National Paper Clover Campaign continues support of Nolan County 4-H youth

April 25, 2015

The National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

Melinda Torres story shared for National Minority Health Month

April 25, 2015

April is National Minority Health Month. This month, the story of the late Melinda Torres, a resident of Sweetwater, was shared on the Facebook page for "Delete Blood Cancer."
The organization began in 1990, when Peter Harf and his daughters went door-to-door in an effort to find a donor match for his wife and their mother, Mechtild Harf. Although Mechtild lost her battle, the Harfs started a bone marrow donor center in her honor that has since grown to be the world’s largest, with branches in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain.

David Warren and Family in concert this Sunday at Broadway Baptist Church

April 24, 2015

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, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Library hosts bullying seminar

April 24, 2015

A workshop was recently held at the County-City Library called "Is Your Child a Target of Bullying?" which discussed various types of bullying, its impact on children — notably those with disabilities and intervention strategies and roles to prevent bullying.
The presentation was given by Jennifer Pittman, the regional coordinator of the PEN Project, one of three federally-funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) that serve Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26.

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Driver in vehicle wreck transported to RPMH

April 24, 2015

Around 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, the Sweetwater Fire Department was called to a vehicle wreck on East Broadway in front of Casa Morales Restaurant where one vehicle had wrecked into a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Auditorium board eyes former police building

April 24, 2015

The former police station, located at 204 East 4th Street, has served a myriad of purposes throughout its nearly 90-year history. When it was opened in the late 1920s, it was the original city hall. It has since served as an agriculture extension office, pubic library and finally, the headquarters for city law enforcement.
Now that the police department has moved into its new building on Avenue A, the Municipal Auditorium board of directors hopes to acquire the unused portion of the building and repurpose it to fit its needs.

Storms in Nolan County

April 24, 2015

This photo, submitted by local photographer Ryan Smith, is a composite image taken near Nolan during the recent storms. The image is 11 individuals photos, taken seconds within each other and merged together.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

April 24, 2015

Today, we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 83. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 58 and breezy winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 20 mph.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 80s, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds will vary from the west and south, with gusts as high as 25 mph. On Sunday night, a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the area.
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FSA accepting applications for emergency farm loans

April 23, 2015

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought Feb. 17, 2015 and continuing.

Learn more in Thursday's edition, either in print or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Students honored by SISD

April 23, 2015

Sweetwater High School student Leah Warren (center) was recognized Monday at the SISD board of trustees meeting. Warren received the GROW (Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work) award.
The Sweetwater High School Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) students were also honored with a resolution marking their achievements.

Read more in Thursday's print edition or e-edition (subscription required).

Roscoe receives reprimand from TCEQ

April 23, 2015

The city of Roscoe, according to a press release from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), failed to collect and submit the required number of bacteriological samples in January.

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TSTC celebrates 50 years of building Texas

April 23, 2015

Texas State Technical College celebrated 50 years of serving the state as the technical college of Texas on Wednesday in Austin during an event hosted by The TSTC Foundation.

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Local forecast for Thursday

April 23, 2015

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph. After 1 p.m., we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65 and south-southwest winds from 10 to 15 mph. After midnight, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will come into the area.
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Man exposing himself to children arrested

April 22, 2015

Sweetwater police apprehended a man Tuesday accused of exposing himself to children participating in athletic activities at the middle school.

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Maryneal crossing bridge now operational

April 22, 2015

August 15, 2014 was not a good day for Larry Locke, Owner/Operator of Logistic Support on the Texas and Oklahoma Railroad (TXOR). This was the day one of the 18 rail crossing bridges they cross on their way to Maryneal burnt to the ground during a wildfire.

Read more in Wednesday's print edition or our e-edition (subscription required).

Saturday’s key district baseball game between Sweetwater and Big Spring had two changes Friday. The...
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