Archive - 2012

December 24th

Silas Street Santa welcomes children of the community

December 24, 2012

On Saturday evening, Dec. 22, a line of cars were parked on the 900 block of Silas Street to greet Santa and Mrs. Claus. The two, played by Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, gave out cupcakes and punch to children who came to visit their lighted home. Shown visiting Santa are Mitzi Kirby with her sons, James and Hayden. “This is our gift to the community and to God to celebrate Jesus’ birthday,” said Mrs. Kimbrell.

Sweetwater Christian School announces bike winners

December 24, 2012

Christmas came early to the two bicycle drawing winners at Sweetwater Christian School. Kaegan Gomez and Mason Blueford were the winners of the Christmas drawing. The bicycles were donated by the Sweetwater Wal-Mart.

Local church hosting New Year's event for middle/high schoolers

December 24, 2012

A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.

Fantasy and Reality: a closer look at Christmas

December 24, 2012

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" asked a little block-headed boy in the 1965 classic carrying his namesake, A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz.
Ask anyone this question and you will probably get a different answer each time. But the timeless holiday movie shares what we hope Christmas to be, what it has become and what it really is about.

Jack Straub

December 24, 2012

Jack Straub, 95, of De Leon, Texas passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at De Leon Nursing and Rehab. Jack was born on Nov. 23, 1917, in Salisbury, Missouri to Elmer Harrison Straub and Estelle Camille Jackson. He married Evelyn Straub on May 23, 1980.

SIS students collect money for United Way

December 24, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grade students, Hailey Orozco, Bailey Sager and Samantha Bugarin were doing their part to help the Sweetwater community. They passed United Way buckets around the school collecting money for the charity. Not pictured is Bailey Sager.

SMS students collect canned goods for pantry

December 24, 2012

Sweetwater Middle School Student Council and the TLC class collected canned goods for the Nolan County food pantry. Pictured are Josh Rosas, Ms. Tammy Wood, Artyss Smith and Megan Davis.

District snapshot completed, results presented

December 24, 2012

A district snapshot was recently conducted within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District), in which the recently-received results were presented at the December meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Along with this first matter, two other reports were presented during the meeting, in which all three required no action from the board. The district snapshot took place to comply with the state's AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) results.

Spirit of Christmas to drive in 19,000 boxes of nonperishable food for needy families

December 24, 2012

The 31st annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive will soon be complete, and Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores and partnering service groups and food pantries expect to provide a little more than 19,000 boxes of food for families in need throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Volunteers have packed food in boxes provided by the grocery company and all will complete the distribution of those before Christmas, along with 19,000-plus coupons for a free roasting hen—also provided by BGC.

CLARENCE MAX STURDIVANT

December 24, 2012

Max Sturdivant of Waco, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
Services were at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at Sparks Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Linda Wimberley and Rev. Delbert Taylor officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Bellmead Funeral Home.

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