Sweetwater Goodfellows work hard every year to provide toys and food for people in Nolan County that need assistance during the Christmas season.Â For those who would like to help, donation boxes for toys and food are located at KXOX, First Financial Bank, Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbotham (Radio Shack), Sweetwater TA Travel Center, Sweetwater Reporter, Oak Street Salon, SLJ Embroidery and Gifts, Texas State Technical College, County-City Library and all Sweetwater schools. Those who would like to make a monetaryÂ donation may send it to Sweetwater Goodfellows P.O.
The Texas Theatre will once again host the second annual Tinsel and Trains Christmas celebration. Immediately following the city parade and Christmas tree lighting, the Texas Theatre will open itâ€™s doors for pictures with Santa Clause. There will also be a large model train layout for viewing. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club will once again be sponsoring Star Search for Sweetwater schools. Each school in Sweetwater holds an individual contest at their school and a certain number of acts are picked for the Star Search final competition in January. Proceeds from the Star Search finals go towards awards for the A's R Us program at the end of each school year. This year's Star Search schedule is as follows:
â€˘ Monday, Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m., Sweetwater High School;
â€˘ Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1:15 p.m. East Ridge Elementary;
â€˘ Thursday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Sweetwater Middle School;
The Woman's Forum is sponsoring a $500 cash Christmas shopping spree raffle. Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased from any Woman's Forum member. The drawing for the prize will take place on Monday, Dec. 6, following the Christmas parade. For tickets or other information, contact Lita McEachern at 235-8756 or Linda Maikell at 236-9320. Each year during the Christmas season, the Womanâ€™s Forum also sponsors the annual Tour of Homes. This year, the Womanâ€™s Forum will not have the holiday tour, but will have a tour of homes and gardens in the spring.
Sweetwater High School's National Honor Society officers are pictured here with Phillip Thomas, who was guest speaker at a recent ceremony for the new NHS inductees. The officers are, from left, Jace Bentle, Kelsey Jones, Paxton Kelley, Kaitlen Harrison and Briana Munoz.
Highlandâ€™s Thomas Stew-art has been named to the All-District 6 Division I six-man first team as a utility player and linebacker.
Landon Rowlett (center), Ron Covington (quarterback, cornerback), Michael Hyde (utility back, safety)and Peyton Howard (defensive lineman) all made the second team while Jordan Rowan (tight end) and Dan-iel Nelson (safety) received honorable mention.
MONDAY, DEC. 6
Roscoe junior high girls host Hamlin, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys at Hamlin, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams at Hermleigh starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams host Veribest starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 7
Sweetwater girls at Merkel â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m., freshmen at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Merkel â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Baird starting at 4 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams at Albany starting at 4 p.m.
Highland girls 47,
Eula girls 26
Highland points: Callie Sandusky 20, Kara Hughey 12, Sierra Allen 6, Jessica McCain 6, Shyan Womack 3.
Hamlin girls 57,
Highland girls 24
Highland points: Callie Sandusky 11, Beth Richburg 3, Shyan Womack 3, Kara Hughey 2, Jessica McCain 2, Lora Stewart 2, Sierra Allen 1.
Bronte boys 68,
Highland girls 10
Highland points: Landon Rowlett 6, Kaden Nachlinger 2, Ron Covington 2.
Hamlin boys 75,
Highland boys 15
Highland points: Josh Andrews 10, Ron Covington 3, Landon Rowlett 2.
OAK CREEK CLASSIC
7th grade White 22,
Big Spring 15
Sweetwater points: Rom-an Acuna 6, Isaiah Gonzales 4, Matthew Trevino 4, Jonevan Hannah 4, Adan Sanchez 2, Gabriel Gonzales 2.
Big Spring 27,
7th grade Red 22
Sweetwater points: Mich-ael Lawrence 7, Michael Hunt 6, Joe Ruiz 4, Denzell Moore 3, Adrian Vizzerra 2.
Big Spring 36,
8th grade White 14
Sweetwater points: Gwan Hill 10, Nick Haley 3, Roman Rivera 1.
Big Spring 42,
8th grade Red 26
Sweetwater points: Isaiah McGee 11, Rhett Torres 6, Duante Williams 4, Bray Amos 2, Hayden Reeves 2, Martes Harris 1.
The newly married Josh Abbott is back on the road again after taking some time off to marry his long-time love.Â The Josh Abbott Band will be at the Lucky Mule Saloon on Saturday, Dec. 4.
JAB's current single â€śOh Tonight,â€ť written by Josh Abbott, from JABâ€™s album Sheâ€™s Like Texas, impacted Texas radio at the first of October and then nationally in November.
The Josh Abbott Band features Sweetwater native, Edward Villanueva on the drums.