Archive - Nov 29, 2010 - News Article
In light of the upcoming holidays, the Meek Blood Center in Abilene is in need of any and all blood donors. However, the blood center has a current shortage of type O negative.
Francis Baker is the donor recruiter with the Meek Blood Center. She said that only six percent of the population has type O negative blood. "It is the universal donor, and we have to have a certain amount of it on hand," Baker noted.
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 the past 81 years, the Goodfellows have been spreading Christmas cheer to local families in need; this year, they are expanding that area and including all of Nolan County. Instead of only serving Sweetwater, they will now be taking on Roscoe, Maryneal, Nolan and Blackwell. Last year, the Goodfellows helped out almost 1,000 individuals between the 889 individuals signed up for Goodfellows and the 103 nursing home residents receiving sweatshirts.
Sweetwater Christian School students fill boxes for those less fortunate.Â The children have been learning about sharing during the Thanksgiving season.
Sweetwater Middle School coaches,Â Jill Locklar and Carla Lambert are the third Funderwear recipients for the 2010-2011 school year.Â Coach Locklar and Coach Lambert have Acquired the Fire by engaging, motivating and inspiring.
Their nomination stated, â€śThey put in many hours to see that the Friday Night Fight would be a success.Â They went above and beyond by connecting with Snyder.Â These two very special ladies put their whole heart into their efforts and do not expect anything in return.Â They just want a cure for cancer, especially Jill who has beaten this disease twice.â€ť