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Rotary offers hand to those who need shoed feet

December 22, 2014

For some children, the prospect of not getting the latest iPhone from Santa is the least of their concerns. These children lack even basic items such as shoes and socks.
That's where the Rotary Club of Sweetwater comes in.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Municipal Band performs for community

December 22, 2014

The Sweetwater Municipal Band recently hosted their annual Christmas concert at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium with featured performances by local singers and dancers from the Sweetwater Performing Arts Center. Shown is the band performing.

Local forecast for Monday

December 22, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, with northern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A 60% chance of rain is likely tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 39. Winds will be light and variable, shifting to the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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Buzzi Unicem expansion to double plant's capacity

December 21, 2014

MARYNEAL — To say the cement plant operated by Buzzi Unicem USA is getting an upgrade is like saying Muhammed Ali was a pretty good boxer — it’s a major understatement.
The plant, which has been in operation since 1951, will soon be replaced almost completely with a state-of-the-art facility that will more than double its present production output.
Growing demands that stem from increased oilfield activity in the region, as well as Buzzi’s desire to diversify its market share, are the primary reasons for the expansion — which will cost about $250 million.

Carter speaks at annual interpretive luncheon

December 21, 2014

Pictured is Labeth Carter, the new Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Nolan County, introducing herself to attendees at the Annual Interpretive Luncheon held on Wednesday at the Nolan County Courthouse. The event allows the Nolan County Extension Office to show their appreciation to elected officials and other community members who support their initiatives.

TSTC nursing program accepting applications for Summer 2015 term

December 21, 2014

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is now accepting applications for the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Students interested in attending the program in the summer semester, which begins in May 2015, need to apply by Feb. 13, 2015.

See the full story in our Friday edition.

TFB representatives speak to SIS students

December 21, 2014

Nathan Smith with Texas Farm Bureau, along with volunteers from the Nolan County Farm Bureau, recently spoke to fourth and fifth graders at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Smith travels to 25-30 schools each year to connect students with the agriculture industry and to "teach the students where their food comes from, who grows the food they enjoy each day." Shown left are Johnny Ussery, Jimmie Joy, Mark Morrow and Nathan Smith.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

December 20, 2014

’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

Roscoe native brings home pecan awards

December 19, 2014

At this year's Abilene Area Pecan Show held in Abilene, Nolan County was well represented by Roscoe native Jim Boston, who garnered several awards.
Out of eleven entries, Boston won first place in an assortment of categories: Other Varieties (Classic and New Division); and Cheyenne, Hopi, Onocee, and Pawnee (Commercial Division). His first-place win in Variety Seedlings (Classic and New Division) earned him the honor of Grand Champion, while winning first place in Sioux (Commercial Division) garnered him a Grand Champion medal.

See the full story in the weekend edition.

Local weekend activities

December 18, 2014

Today, December 19, the Pioneer Museum, located at 610 E. Third Street, will have special hours. The museum will be open from 2-6 p.m. and will offer refreshments and cookies for guests.
On Saturday, Highland ISD will be having their local stockshow. This show is sponsored by the Highland Ag Boosters and will begin at 11 a.m. at the new Ag Facility located behind the school. 
There will be a dedication of the new building to Herman Henson, a past Ag teacher of Highland, around noon. The Ag Boosters will have a concession stand and will be cooking hamburgers for the noon meal. 

Weekend weather lookout

December 18, 2014

Today, we'll have a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 48 and north-northeast winds around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 37 and north northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
For this weekend, we should see highs in the middle to upper 50s, with winds from the south around 5 to 10 mph. Weekend lows will be in the lower 40s.
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Sunoco pipeline crossing through Nolan County

December 18, 2014

Local residents may have noticed pipeline work that lately has been taking place around Sweetwater.
The line, which is owned by oil giant Sunoco, is being implemented to transport West Texas crude oil to the company's tank facility in Corsicana.

Read more in Thursday's edition.

DHRD donates to Goodfellows

December 18, 2014

Members of Dark Horse Roller Derby (DHRD) — Sweetwater's premiere roller derby league — donates a portion of its proceeds to a different charitable organization after each bout. The final recipient of the year was Goodfellows, which provides toys and gifts to local kids in need.
Accepting the check on behalf of Goodfellows was Audrey Turnbow (third from right), owner of Twisted T Liquor & Gifts. Representing DHRD were (from left) Midon Wingo (Above Rubies); Ashley Silva; Melissa Winslow (Maully Pop); Jessica Parks (Ariel Assault) and Angelique Wells (Tye or Die).

Local forecast for Thursday

December 18, 2014

We'll see some patchy fog this morning before 9 am; otherwise, we should see mostly sunny skies with a high near 61. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming northern in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 40 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After 9 p.m., a 40 percent chance of showers will come into the area.
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

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