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Blotters for Dec. 8, 2011

December 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on Dec. 8, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
• Theft — 1800 block of Rose.
• Theft — 700 block of SW Georgia.
• Suicide — 700 block of SW Georgia.

Pets in need of homes

December 10, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six pets available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white and brown male mixed breed dog. Another is a brown male chihuahua mix. Also available are two boxers, one male and one female, a female Alaskan Husky and a female German Shepherd.
According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Area nursing homes compared by star rating

December 10, 2011

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which clients may want to ask questions. 

Special trip for Nolan Nursing residents

December 10, 2011

Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sweetwater went on a special trip on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, to the home of Billy and Janice Boil. Residents enjoyed a tour of the Boil home, decorated floor to ceiling with Christmas cheer while enjoying hot chocolate and treats.

Christmas parade rescheduled

December 10, 2011

The annual Christmas parade, themed this year as "Under the Christmas Tree," has been rescheduled and will be starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The parade will begin at Higginbotham’s and will continue to Pecan Street. Judging will be at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. Candy may be thrown carefully to the crowd. Entries are not required to be lighted, just decorated. Walking entries are welcome, as are strollers, dogs on a leash, skaters, those riding scooters, bicycles or go-carts.  Small children must have an adult walking with them.

TSTC honor graduates recognized at recent commencement exercises

December 10, 2011

Texas State Technical College-West Texas held commencement exercise on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Honor graduates were recognized at the ceremony.
Sweetwater Honor graduates included Theresa Cowart, Culinary Arts; Reid McIntyre, Wind Energy Technology; Dean Beard, Wind Energy Technology; Rusty Brown, Wind Energy Technology; Jonathan Gammell, Applied Engineering Technology; Ramiro Lopez, Applied Engineering Technology; Jesus Zubia, Applied Engineering Technology; Ashley Stroman, Software Business Accounting; and Russell Toner, Wind Energy Technology.

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