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ClearTalk Wireless to host event today

August 30, 2014

ClearTalk Wireless is hosting an event today from 2-4 p.m. at the Nolan County Plaza. Abilene classic rock radio station 102 The Bear will be live on location and many local businesses have donated gift certificates to be given away at the event. School supplies will also be given away at the event.

Fans fill Mustang Bowl

August 30, 2014

Fans filled the stands with red at Mustang Bowl on Friday evening during the Family RV Center Sammy Baugh Classic. See page 6 of the weekend print edition for more on the game.

Blueford retires from Texas DPS

August 30, 2014

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently hosted a retirement reception honoring George Blueford, Jr., Custodian II, for over 32 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Texas Department of Public Safety in Sweetwater. Shown are Sgt. James Arnwine (left) presenting George Blueford (right) with his retirement certificate.

NIE program to kick off this Tuesday

August 30, 2014

The Sweetwater Reporter will kick off its annual Newspaper in Education (NIE) program on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with an increase of area teachers and local business sponsors participating in this year's program.
For the Newspaper in Education (NIE) program, each school district is asked and encouraged to provide pertinent news about their students such as honor rolls, scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, band accomplishments and sports news. Photos and stories are also featured from students when submitted to the paper.

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

The Hub to host free concert

August 30, 2014

The Hub Christian Youth Center is presenting a free concert on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at their location at 2014 South Concho in Roby (60 miles northwest of Abilene).

See the full story in the weekend print edition.

Celebrating with a bike ride

August 30, 2014

Shown are Savannah Martinez, Ector Martinez, Brandon Martinez, Noel Mendez and Eddie McCann celebrating a successful first day of school on Monday, Aug. 25, with a bike ride through their neighborhood.

Volunteer drivers needed at SNAP

August 30, 2014

For some elderly Sweetwater residents, the hot meal delivered to them by Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP) could be the only meal they eat all day.
More than 160 local senior citizens rely on the meal, which SNAP drivers deliver each weekday without fail — even when the mostly volunteer staff is shorthanded — a problem SNAP director Tonya Challis deals with every week.

See the full story in Monday's print edition.

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.

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