Holiday blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, Dec. 15. Meek Blood Center will have a bloodmobile at the Courthouse and another at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m. The blood collected at these drives will help ensure blood availability for the upcoming holidays. Sixty eight donors participated in the community blood drives that took place on Sept. 29.
A blood drive took place at Sweetwater High School on Nov. 30. Ninety one students participated and 78 pints of blood were collected.
Shown is one of acts from the preliminary Star Search competition held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Sweetwater High School that will be advancing to the Star Search Final competition on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Pictured is Allison Winslett, who played piano and sang Youâ€™re Not Sorry.
The three and four year old classes at Cornerstone Christian Preschool were selected as the December Artists of the Month at the County-City Library. The preschoolersâ€™ artwork included stockings, Christmas lights, gingerbread men, handprint and aluminum snowflakes, bubble and finger print snowmen and a handprint snowman.
Maloneyâ€™s Pharmacy was the December 2011 host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many attended the event and enjoyed pastries and other treats and looking around the gift shop while networking with other chamber members. Shown above are Greg Wortham, David Warren and Rodney Foster.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Dec. 6, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€¢ 300 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Display wrong license plate â€” 1100 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served 15 civil papers and made one arrest on Dec. 6, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Juan Vega-Campoya, 50, of El Paso â€” Judgement.
Calls for service:
â€¢ MHMR transport â€” Abilene.
â€¢ Court Bailiff â€” 32nd Judicial District Court.
â€¢ Burglary â€” CR 116.