The Daily Press Sweetwater Reporter | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-23T11:38:10-04:00 begins group to clean up Lake Sweetwater2014-07-23T11:38:10-04:002014-07-23T11:38:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterBrisket sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks will be sold at the concert and all proceeds will go to the Crain and Larue families. 50/50 tickets will also be sold and donations will be taken throughout the night. Musical talents for the event will be Angelique and The Sweet City Band, Doug Bailey Band, Joah "Beaver" Henry, Colton Brown, Brandon Bohall Band, Nine Mile Band, Santa Fe and Shane Henry Cooking the hotdogs for the night is Donald Hunt. Briskets will be cooked by Jimmy and Delaine Bailey, Larry and Dana Reed and Gary Watson.For the concert, and as part of the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater project, Ricky Painter, Shane Henry, Bo Vandiver, Bryan Owens and several other community members have been working tirelessly to clean up the amphitheater in time for this event. Painter, who is president of and began the Lake Sweetwater clean up board, recently spoke at a Sweetwater City Commission meeting, outlining the project and asking for help from the city and the community. Future plans to beautify Lake Sweetwater include a new boat ramp at the beach area, new playground equipment and new restrooms. Those working on the project would also like to make the public aware of illegal dumping that is plaguing the area. If you witness illegal dumping on county roads, city parks or at Lake Sweetwater, please report it to the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office.Be sure to head out to the Lake Sweetwater Amphitheater this Saturday. Bring a lawn chair and your cooler, kick back and enjoy the free live entertainment.Sweetwater, TXMelissa WinslowResident begins group to clean up Lake SweetwaterSweetwater to cheer camp2014-07-23T11:37:12-04:002014-07-23T11:37:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableOff to cheer campSweetwater events for Wednesday2014-07-23T09:11:19-04:002014-07-23T09:11:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe camp will place emphasis on skills and drills and will also have both punt, pass and kick instruction and competitions. There will also be refreshments, T-shirts and certificates. Checks should be made payable to Sweetwater High School. Forms should be returned to: Shane Mobley, Sweetwater High School, 1205 Ragland, Sweetwater, Texas 79556. Those with questions should call the SHS fieldhouse at 235-3455 or call the high school office at 235-4371, ext. 860.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal events for WednesdaySweetwater's local weather2014-07-23T09:08:52-04:002014-07-23T09:08:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterExpect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableWednesday's local weatherSweetwater Cheer sign-ups begin today2014-07-22T16:57:15-04:002014-07-22T16:57:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableSYFL Cheer sign-ups begin todaySweetwater hosts First Annual Burger Challenge2014-07-22T12:26:53-04:002014-07-22T12:26:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThere were a total of six teams that competed. Food for Thought 1, students Edwin Chavez and Pedro Perez took second best burger with their Polynesian-style burger which included pineapple and teriyaki. The guys also took third place for best cook site. Team Beauty and the Beast, Assistant Registrar, Joni Freeman and student Tanner McGlothin took third place best burger for their classic jalapeno and cheese burger and second place for cook site. Judges took turns tasting all six burgers and casting their votes. Automotive Technology student, Herbie Granger, won $25 in bookstore credit in the judges’ raffle. Winners: Best Cook Site: 1st Place: Food For Thought 2 (Nick Alvarado, Amy Freeman) — $10 ea. Bookstore Credit 2nd Place: Beauty and the Beast (Joni Freeman, Tanner McGlothlin) 3rd Place: Food For Thought 1 (Edwin Chavez, Pedro Perez) Burgers: 1st Place: Food For Thought 2 (Nick Alvarado, Amy Freeman) — $25 ea. Bookstore Credit 2nd Place: Food For Thought 1 (Edwin Chavez, Pedro Perez) — $20 ea. Bookstore Credit 3rd Place: Beauty and the Beast (Joni Freeman, Tanner McGlothlin) — $15 ea. Bookstore Credit Judges Drawing — Herbie Granger (AUT student) — $25 Bookstore Credit Jalapeno Eating Contest — with seven whole pickled peppers in two minutes Clay Gregg — $30 Bookstore Credit. About TSTC Sweetwater, TXNo author availableTSTC hosts First Annual Burger ChallengeSweetwater authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for Nolan County2014-07-22T12:25:39-04:002014-07-22T12:25:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterUnlike previous years, counties are not automatically approved for CRP emergency haying when they reach the D2 (severe drought) level on the U.S. Drought Monitor — If there is a need for emergency haying, each local FSA Office must request approval from the Texas FSA State Committee. Currently, 40 counties have received emergency haying approval. The 60-day emergency haying period for these counties will end August 31, 2014.Based on a revised policy decision made by the Texas FSA State Committee, CRP acres hayed or grazed during fiscal year 2012 or 2013 will be considered eligible for emergency haying if the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) verifies, on a case-by-case basis, that the conservation cover will sustain haying."Eligible producers who are interested in emergency haying of CRP must request approval from FSA before haying eligible acreage and must obtain a modified conservation plan from the NRCS that includes haying requirements," said Cumbie.Upon approval of emergency haying, producers must leave at least 50 percent of each field or contiguous field unhayed for wildlife. For those counties that are eligible for emergency haying and grazing, the same CRP acreage cannot be both hayed and/or grazed at the same time. For example, if 50 percent of a field or contiguous field is hayed, the remaining unhayed 50 percent cannot be grazed; it must remain unhayed and ungrazed for the benefit of wildlife.In addition, participants are limited to one hay cutting and are not permitted to sell any of the hay.There will be no CRP annual rental payment reduction for 2014 emergency haying authorizations.To take advantage of the emergency haying provisions, authorized producers can use the CRP acreage for their own livestock or may grant another livestock producer use of the CRP acreage for the purpose of haying.Additionally, CRP land located within the Lesser Prairie Chicken Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) zones I, II and III will only be able to practice managed or routine grazing, managed harvesting, emergency haying or emergency grazing one out of every three years. This frequency regulation resets in 2014, meaning that any land hayed or grazed in prior years that meets the available forage requirement according to NRCS standards will be eligible for emergency use in 2014.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableUSDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres for Nolan CountySweetwater literacy/ESL class to meet today2014-07-22T09:02:37-04:002014-07-22T09:02:37-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableAdult literacy/ESL class to meet todaySweetwater's forecast for Sweetwater2014-07-22T09:01:09-04:002014-07-22T09:01:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterWe'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and eastern winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableTuesday's forecast for SweetwaterSweetwater man killed in plane crash2014-07-21T16:22:09-04:002014-07-21T16:22:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal man killed in plane crashSweetwater