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December 5th

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.

Chamber Coffee to be held at First Financial Bank

December 4, 2012

The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank.

Coffee co-hosted by the Republican Women of West Texas, Rep. King

December 4, 2012

The Republican Women of West Texas and State Representative Susan King co-hosted a coffee at the Pioneer Museum on Monday morning, December 3, 2012.
King was elected in 2006 and will be serving District 71 for the fourth time when the Legislature re-convenes on January 8, 2013.

Seniors, shut-ins assisted by SNAP through United Way

December 4, 2012

"Give Where You Live" is this year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW), a local group that runs solely on pledges. This year's goal is set at $85,000.
The NCUW strives to serve local organizations and is run by a board of volunteers within the community. With Wendy Smartt as the Executive Director of the NCUW, they strive to impact Sweetwater and Nolan County.

Blotters for November 30 - December 2, 2012

December 4, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2012.

The SPD received 75, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 300 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of vehicle — 800 block of Thomas.
• Duty of striking vehicle — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Evading — 500 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of Walnut.
• Assault — Sweetwater.
• Theft — 1400 block of Josephine.

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