Archive - 2013 - News Article
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas. Come and learn about the services that DAC offers.
The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up a direct line with Santa Claus and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, kids will be able to call and talk to Santa.
Numbers to call are 325-236-5812 and 325-338-5326.
Brookshire Grocery Co. stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas began the 32nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive recently.
Approximately 150 Brookshireâ€™s and Super 1 Foods stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries and other volunteer groups to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Sweetwater ISD recently completed their campaign for the Nolan County United Way.
The Sweetwater High School Cheerleaders donated $100 from their Kiss a Pig Contest. Pictured is SHS cheerleader Caroline Brennan holding the pig and SHS teacher Martha Aleman kissing the pig.
The cheerleaders are under the leadership of Kassidi Seaton and Candy Mercer.
Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 43 and west-southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Nolan County Welfare Association (NCWA) wants to let the community know that their doors are open.
Rut (pronounced "root") Crowley, director of the NCWA, stated that they are able to give individuals one bag of food per month, stocked with one of each item that is in the food pantry. First-time recipients must fill out some paperwork prior to receiving the donation.
Sweetwater Middle School Student Council will start a canned food drive for their campus food pantry on Monday, Dec. 2.
Anyone in the community can bring in nonperishable food items that will help SMS families. The campus food pantry will open in January.
Pictured are members Alex Salazar, Jordan Carley, Tamara Smith and Selena Castillo.
Buzzi Unicem USA announced that it plans to modernize and expand itscement production facility located at Maryneal, Texas. The project will reduce the plantâ€™s environmental footprint while more than doubling capacity to serve the increasing demand for cement for the construction and oil and gas industries. With the expansion, cement production capacity at the Maryneal, Texas plant will be increased from 550,000 short tons per year to 1.2 million short tons per year.
Jamie Clem is announcing her candidacy for Nolan County District Clerk.
Born and raised in Nolan County and a graduate of Blackwell CISD, Clem also attended American Commercial College and earned a degree in business accounting.
"I have been married to my husband, Weldon Clem, for 18 years," she said. "We have four children: Kevin Jones and wife Sarah, and Lorin Lopez and husband Peter, all of Sweetwater; Robyn Redder and husband Dwayne of Munday, Texas; and Christopher Clem and wife Dee Dee of Houston, Texas."
The Sweetwater Jaycees donated $200 in new children coats to the local Coats for Kids project. They also donated Jaycee jackets and hoodies.
"I am so blessed to have their continued support in my adventures," said Heather Gesin.
Pictured from left to right are Melina Duran, Brandi Owens, Justin Wilburn (Jaycee) and Stacie Bond (Jaycee). The current coat/hoodie total is 474. Donations of gently worn coats of any size can be dropped off at Bahlman Cleaners, located at 910 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.