November 29th, 2012
The Superintendent's Report was given during the November meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees, which highlighted a wide variety of issues within the school district.
One update given was on the district's food service, as changes had to be made locally--along with all the other districts in the nation--due to the amendments in the National School Lunch Program. Though feedback has been varied, a majority of students are not pleased with the changes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Nov. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€˘ 3200 block of W. Broadway
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘Â Disorderly conduct â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Information â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 1000 block of Brand.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 800 block of E. 17th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Lee Nolan Mathis, 28 â€” Warrant.
Graveside services for Lee Roy â€śL.R.â€ť Sells, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Thompson, Ken Kerby, and Rev. Mike Sells will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Sells died Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Abilene.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29-SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Sweetwater varsity girls and boys at Ballinger.
Sweetwater freshman and JV boys at Jayton (cancelled by football playoffs).
Roscoe varsity girls and boys at Robert Lee.
Blackwell varsity teams host Oak Creek Classic.
Highland varsity boys and JV girls at Blackwellâ€™s Oak Creek Classic.
Highland varsity girls at Bronte.
Several Highland players earned recognition on the all-District 7, Division I football team that was an-nounced recently.
Running back Michael Hyde, special teams player Ron Covington and defensive lineman Shelby Howard made the first team. In addition, six players earned second team honors and five players were given all-district honorable mention.
Hyde (linebacker, kicker), Covington (utility player) and Howard (fullback) also made the second team as did Garrett Stewart at tight end, Ethan Wilson at spread back and safety and Gaga Soedarsono at wide receiver and defensive lineman.
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Hawley, 48-46, on Tuesday.
The contest was tied up 31-31 after three quarters, but Hawley outscored the Plowgirls 17-15 in the final period. Roscoe (4-2) was paced by Mirian Solisâ€™ 11 points while Faith Boren and Carolina Perez had nine points apiece.
Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 73. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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This year, pop up some holiday fun by making these clever â€” and delicious â€” popcorn treats. With these recipes itâ€™s easy to create edible dĂ©cor, gifts for friends and neighbors, and munchable snacks for the whole family. You can find more creative holiday recipes at www.popcorn.org.
6 cups popped popcorn
1 tablespoon melted butter, optional
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast or brewerâ€™s yeast (found at health food stores)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder, optional
6 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup sugar
Shown are Daniella Vela and Diego Vela donating toys and food at the Sweetwater Goodfellows box at the Sweetwater Reporter.
The annual toy drive to benefit the Sweetwater Goodfellows is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wal-Mart. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced a Challenge Grant of $2,000 to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium to be used for purchasing a Yamaha digital electric grand piano. Because the piano is digital, it never has to be tuned and it has the capability of several different "voices". The electric piano rivals the sound of a large acoustic grand piano and has the added grand piano feel when played. Also, it is easily moved.