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December 7th

Volunteers help set up for Goodfellows distribution

December 7, 2012

Several volunteers help set up food and toys for the Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution.
Shown are Brandy Leek, Skye Covington, Debbie Anthony, Cynthia Delgado and Brendan Delgado from First Financial Bank.

USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres

December 7, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013.
The following Texas counties are approved for emergency grazing: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hardeman, Hemphill, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum.

Pearl Harbor: 71 years ago

December 7, 2012

Sunday, December seventh. Nineteen forty-one. Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii is attacked by Japanese forces.
"A date which will live in infamy."
Five minutes until eight a.m., Hawaii time, the island skies were full of Japanese planes, with bullets and bombs falling from the air during the first attack.
Fifteen minutes later, a bomb totaling almost one ton crashed into the USS Arizona battleship. The ship blew up, sank and trapped over one thousand men inside.

Suddenlink donates to WTCAC

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Suddenlink office recently donated toiletry items and bags to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
Shown are Cassie Saenz, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with WTCAC and Leticia Morales, Marla Reddic, Homer Reddic, Mark Crain and David Weaver with Suddenlink.
Suddenlink also donated a check to WTCAC.

Boy bitten by bat at SHS auditorium

December 7, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, a local second grade boy was bitten by a bat at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
According to reports from the boy's family and the superintendent of Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Terry Pittman, the second graders were at the auditorium to practice for their upcoming Christmas program. The bat was on the ground and was still alive when the boy made contact with it.

Blotters for December 5, 2012

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of W. Oklahoma.
• Theft — 200 block of E. AVE C.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Rocky Flores, 30, Homeless — Criminal trespass.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

December 7, 2012

Your Friday forecast will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, with winds from the north at 5 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 45 and eastern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become calm winds.
This weekend, a cold front will come through that is sure to bring out the coats and mittens by Sunday (there might even be some snow, too)! Learn more about it at weather.gov.

December 6th

Brookshire’s Spirit of Christmas Food Drive enters final weeks

December 6, 2012

Donations to the 31st annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive have been phenomenal, and thousands of families in the Ark-La-Tex will receive food this year from the effort.
Brookshire Grocery Co. stores collect food and partner with many service organizations, food pantries, school groups and other volunteers to help needy families before Christmas, including the Sweetwater Goodfellows, providing food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.

TxDOT installs crosswalks in Roscoe

December 6, 2012

TxDOT recently installed crosswalks and stop bars at the intersection of Broadway and Cypress Streets in Roscoe. The work was completed at the request of the city to enhance pedestrian safety.
TxDOT reminds pedestrians that it is much safer to use crosswalks rather than crossing the street at mid-block. Drivers approaching crosswalks should stop behind the stop bar when pedestrians are crossing. This will give pedestrians ample space to cross and will allow other drivers approaching the intersection to see that the crosswalk is occupied.

Golden Chick opens in Sweetwater

December 6, 2012

Sweetwater's newest restaurant, Golden Chick, opened in Sweetwater on Tuesday evening, Dec. 4.
Owner John Hagan stated that he is excited to get the new store opened and he is glad to be in Sweetwater. He also owns two stores in San Angelo.
He is shown (left) with employees Erica Juarez and Bennie Smith at the new store on 309 NE Georgia. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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