It is that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help Nolan County families in need have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season. Sign-ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day.
At the special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, October 30, the only item on the agenda was approved--a contract to remove a battered wall of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Prior to its approval, county attorney Lisa Peterson discussed the contract, though some parts were still to be revised. This project will be completed by an independent contractor between the set dates of Saturday, November 3 through Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Gateway Family Services, though located in Snyder, continues to make a great impact to those in Nolan County through collaborative efforts. At their shelter, residents of the county--who are victims of family violence or sexual assault--are housed in the shelter with transportation provided as necessary, working alongside local law enforcement and hospitals to assist people.
For the 2012 fiscal year, Gateway assisted 766 total clients; 219 of those were from Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Oct. 29, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” W. 8th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 9500 block of S. I-20.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Counterfeiting â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 900 block of Silas.
â€¢ Counterfeiting â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Sandra Tumpek, 49 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Lisa Nichols, 49 â€” Family violence assault.
â€¢ Marcos Caballero, 38 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams host Monahans, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman and JV teams at Mon-ahans, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high plays at Ira, 4 p.m.
Highland JV plays at Ira, 5:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high plays at Lohn, 6 p.m.
Blackwell JV is idle.
Highland varsity plays at Ira, 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
Sweetwater varsity will host Monahans, 7:30 p.m.
Bray Amos is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Amos, a sophomore wide receiver and def-ensive back, had four catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-9 win against Big Spring, and also recorded four solo tackles with five assisted tackles on defense.
First Downs â€” 149; Rushes-yards â€” 252-1200; Passing yards â€” 1790; Total yards â€” 2990 (373.8 avg.); Passing â€” 113-194-5; Fumbles-Lost â€” 26-10; Penalties-Yards â€” 62-503; Points scored â€” 194 (24.3 avg.).
First Downs â€” 157; Rushes-yards â€” 317-1743; Passing yards â€” 1142; Total yards â€” 2885 (360.6 avg.); Passing â€” 110-187-7; Fumbles-Lost 11-8; Penalties-Yards â€” 53-420; Points allowed â€” 185 (23.1 avg.).
Sweetwater was defeated by Big Spring by close mar-gins in both sub-varsity high school football games this past Thursday.
The freshmen lost 8-0 and the JV fell to Big Spring 22-18. The freshman game was deadlocked 0-0 until Big Spring got the only points in the fourth period. Mark Lawrence, Daniel Maldonado, Dylan Jimenez, Austin Kamer, Adrian Viz-zerra and Dâ€™Jaman West were offensive standouts for the freshmen while stand-outs on defense were Viz-zerra, Maldonado, Israel Vera, Branson Guelker, Denzell Moore, Jâ€™Corey Amos, Michael Lawrence and Max Nemir.
Big Spring 14, 7th grade White 8
Noah Martinez caught a 40-yard scoring pass from Kurt Wetsel and Alexander Kittley added the two-point run for Sweetwater Whiteâ€™s only points.
Texas Williams was also an offensive standout while Jeremiah DeLeon, Christo-pher Reed, Reese Dahl, Zachary Winslett and Garret Ehlert were standouts on the defensive side.
7th grade Red 30, Big Spring 8
The Halloween forecast is looking great, with sunny skies and a high near 80. Winds from the west around 5 mph will become east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight's trick-or-treating will be clear with a low around 56, with southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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