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December 6th

Blotters for December 4, 2012

December 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Dec. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 100 block of Alexander.
• Theft — 700 block of Pease.
• Information only — 600 block of Silas.
• Informaton — 1200 block of Coral Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 12 — Criminal mischief.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Criminal mischief.
• James Hand, 47 — Burglary of a building.
• Jesse Gamez, 25 — Warrants.
• Christian Barrera, 17 — Possession of marijuana.

Thursday's local weather

December 6, 2012

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 42. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph and after midnight, they will come from the north-northeast.
Get all of your local weather info right now at weather.gov.

December 5th

Oven-Baked Butternut and Sage Polenta

December 5, 2012

Oven baked polenta is a great hassle-free way to enjoy this hearty Italian side dish.  This version with classic winter flavors of sage and nutmeg is comforting and aromatic, vibrant enough to serve along grilled sausages and game, subtle enough to serve with braised short ribs or osso buco.  To make it even easier, substitute canned pumpkin for the butternut.

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small butternut squash  (big enough to yield about 1.5 cups)
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup stone-ground cornmeal polenta (not instant or pre-cooked polenta)

HOBY Ambassador, alternate named at SHS

December 5, 2012

Sweetwater High School Sophomore Colten Scott was recently named as the 2012-2013 HOBY Leadership Ambassador and Sandra Garcia was selected as the HOBY Leadership Ambassador alternate for the upcoming Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held annually in El Paso, Texas.
These students were selected on their outstanding written and oral skills, character and leadership abilities. The HOBY Leadership seminar focuses on providing outstanding high school students with an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference in today's world.

Sweetwater Christian School students donate toys to Sweetwater Goodfellows

December 5, 2012

Santa stopped in to check on all the good boys and girls at Sweetwater Christian School. Pictured with their donations to Sweetwater Goodfellows are Kaydence Tilly, Makenzie Norman, Halley Nixon, Santa, Reece Kidd, Brady Kilgore and Amare Arrevlo.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building at 513 Lamar Street.
A Christmas party with Santa will follow distribution for the children from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Lamar Street Baptist Church (only for families with children).

Shannon Clinic welcomes Sweetwater providers, new location

December 5, 2012

Shannon Clinic is excited to announce that it will be expanding its services to the Sweetwater market next year. Shannon has reached an agreement with Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic to join the Shannon Clinic organization. The agreement will be effective March 1, 2013. It will include the addition of seven providers to Shannon Clinic along with the existing Rolling Plains Clinic building which will be re-branded with the Shannon Clinic name.
The providers joining Shannon Clinic include:
• Frederick Kassis, M.D. – Internal Medicine;
• George Lindsey, D.O. – Family Practice;

Toiletry donations sought

December 5, 2012

The West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center and Doug Sitter State Farm are taking donations of toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.) for the families served by the WTCAC this year.
Donations will be taken at the Doug Sitter State Farm office, located at 208 Lamar Street through Thursday, Dec. 19, and then the center will be distributing them to the families for Christmas.
Donations can also be dropped off at the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, located at 317 Oak Street.

Blotters for December 3, 2012

December 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Dec. 3, 2012.

The SPD received 37, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of E Third.
• Robbery — 1800 block of E Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Hand, 47 — Public intoxication/resisiting/criminal mischief/terroristic threat to public servant.
• Robert McBride, 20 — Assault family violence impede breath/circulation.

Wednesday's weather

December 5, 2012

Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 45 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 4th

Christmas Celebration with Santa Claus

December 4, 2012

A Christmas Celebration with Santa Claus will be held at the Texas Theatre from December 14 through 16 in Sweetwater.
"Help fix the 'broken spirit of Christmas' by joining us in this narrated Vaudeville production which will captivate you as each world class performer participates in revitalizing the Christmas spirit," said event organizers.
Among the talents presented will be an NBA halftime performer of the tight wire, Rolla Bolla, juggling, a hula hoop star, comedy, aerial acts, and chair balancing.

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