Archive - Dec 5, 2012

Oven-Baked Butternut and Sage Polenta

December 5, 2012

Oven baked polenta is a great hassle-free way to enjoy this hearty Italian side dish.  This version with classic winter flavors of sage and nutmeg is comforting and aromatic, vibrant enough to serve along grilled sausages and game, subtle enough to serve with braised short ribs or osso buco.  To make it even easier, substitute canned pumpkin for the butternut.

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small butternut squash  (big enough to yield about 1.5 cups)
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup stone-ground cornmeal polenta (not instant or pre-cooked polenta)

HOBY Ambassador, alternate named at SHS

December 5, 2012

Sweetwater High School Sophomore Colten Scott was recently named as the 2012-2013 HOBY Leadership Ambassador and Sandra Garcia was selected as the HOBY Leadership Ambassador alternate for the upcoming Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held annually in El Paso, Texas.
These students were selected on their outstanding written and oral skills, character and leadership abilities. The HOBY Leadership seminar focuses on providing outstanding high school students with an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference in today's world.

Sweetwater Christian School students donate toys to Sweetwater Goodfellows

December 5, 2012

Santa stopped in to check on all the good boys and girls at Sweetwater Christian School. Pictured with their donations to Sweetwater Goodfellows are Kaydence Tilly, Makenzie Norman, Halley Nixon, Santa, Reece Kidd, Brady Kilgore and Amare Arrevlo.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building at 513 Lamar Street.
A Christmas party with Santa will follow distribution for the children from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Lamar Street Baptist Church (only for families with children).

Shannon Clinic welcomes Sweetwater providers, new location

December 5, 2012

Shannon Clinic is excited to announce that it will be expanding its services to the Sweetwater market next year. Shannon has reached an agreement with Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic to join the Shannon Clinic organization. The agreement will be effective March 1, 2013. It will include the addition of seven providers to Shannon Clinic along with the existing Rolling Plains Clinic building which will be re-branded with the Shannon Clinic name.
The providers joining Shannon Clinic include:
• Frederick Kassis, M.D. – Internal Medicine;
• George Lindsey, D.O. – Family Practice;

Toiletry donations sought

December 5, 2012

The West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center and Doug Sitter State Farm are taking donations of toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.) for the families served by the WTCAC this year.
Donations will be taken at the Doug Sitter State Farm office, located at 208 Lamar Street through Thursday, Dec. 19, and then the center will be distributing them to the families for Christmas.
Donations can also be dropped off at the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, located at 317 Oak Street.

Blotters for December 3, 2012

December 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Dec. 3, 2012.

The SPD received 37, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of E Third.
• Robbery — 1800 block of E Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Hand, 47 — Public intoxication/resisiting/criminal mischief/terroristic threat to public servant.
• Robert McBride, 20 — Assault family violence impede breath/circulation.

This week’s local, area basketball

December 5, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 6
Tournaments
Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Stanton tournament through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Highland varsity girls and boys will host Hilltop Classic through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Roscoe varsity girls and boys will play at Highland’s Hilltop Classic through Saturday, Dec. 8.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys will play at Highland’s Hilltop Classic through Saturday, Dec. 8.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys host Breckenridge, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade boys ‘B’ teams host tournament through Saturday, Dec. 8.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Sweetwater hoop tourney schedules

December 5, 2012

STANTON TOURNAMENT
(Sweetwater varsity girls, boys)
THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE
GIRLS
9 a.m. — Lamesa vs. Midland Classical (Game 1)
Noon — Tahoka vs. Midland Christian (Game 3)
3 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Coahoma (Game 5)
6 p.m. — Greenwood JV vs. Stanton (Game 7)
BOYS
10:30 a.m. — Coahoma vs. Tahoka (Game 2)
1:30 p.m. — Sands vs. Sweetwater (Game 4)
4:30 p.m. — Permian JV vs. Midland High JV (Game 6)
7:30 p.m. — Midland Classical vs. Stanton (Game 8)
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE
GIRLS
9 a.m. — Game 5 loser vs. Game 7 loser (Game 13)
Noon — Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser (Game 9)

S’water squads swept at Merkel

December 5, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s basketball teams made the short trip to Merkel on Tuesday and lost both ends of their doubleheader.
Merkel girls 55, Sweetwater girls 19
Merkel, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, defeated Sweet-water (7-6) for the second time in five days. The Lady Badgers won 47-33 when the teams met last Friday at Ballinger’s three-day tour-nament in a game Sweetwa-ter led at halftime. But it was never a contest this time as Merkel (14-0) led 14-4, 31-8 and 45-12 at the breaks.

Wednesday's weather

December 5, 2012

Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 45 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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