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December 26th

Hunger needs met by Backpack Buddies through United Way assistance

December 26, 2012

This year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is "Give Where You Live," so that the local organization can continue their commitment to local service. The 2012 goal has been set at $85,000, in which all funds raised will stay in the county to help nine local agencies.
Making up the agencies are the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, and the Women's Resource Center.

Wednesday's winter weather forecast

December 26, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside!!
With early morning temps in the teens, expect your Wednesday forecast to be partly sunny with a high near the freezing mark at 32. Wind chills will be as low as 9 degrees, with northern winds from 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 25. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph.
Remember to check on those pets, plants and pipes during freezing weather! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the local outlook.

December 24th

Silas Street Santa welcomes children of the community

December 24, 2012

On Saturday evening, Dec. 22, a line of cars were parked on the 900 block of Silas Street to greet Santa and Mrs. Claus. The two, played by Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, gave out cupcakes and punch to children who came to visit their lighted home. Shown visiting Santa are Mitzi Kirby with her sons, James and Hayden. “This is our gift to the community and to God to celebrate Jesus’ birthday,” said Mrs. Kimbrell.

Sweetwater Christian School announces bike winners

December 24, 2012

Christmas came early to the two bicycle drawing winners at Sweetwater Christian School. Kaegan Gomez and Mason Blueford were the winners of the Christmas drawing. The bicycles were donated by the Sweetwater Wal-Mart.

Local church hosting New Year's event for middle/high schoolers

December 24, 2012

A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.

Fantasy and Reality: a closer look at Christmas

December 24, 2012

"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" asked a little block-headed boy in the 1965 classic carrying his namesake, A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz.
Ask anyone this question and you will probably get a different answer each time. But the timeless holiday movie shares what we hope Christmas to be, what it has become and what it really is about.

SIS students collect money for United Way

December 24, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grade students, Hailey Orozco, Bailey Sager and Samantha Bugarin were doing their part to help the Sweetwater community. They passed United Way buckets around the school collecting money for the charity. Not pictured is Bailey Sager.

SMS students collect canned goods for pantry

December 24, 2012

Sweetwater Middle School Student Council and the TLC class collected canned goods for the Nolan County food pantry. Pictured are Josh Rosas, Ms. Tammy Wood, Artyss Smith and Megan Davis.

District snapshot completed, results presented

December 24, 2012

A district snapshot was recently conducted within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District), in which the recently-received results were presented at the December meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Along with this first matter, two other reports were presented during the meeting, in which all three required no action from the board. The district snapshot took place to comply with the state's AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) results.

Spirit of Christmas to drive in 19,000 boxes of nonperishable food for needy families

December 24, 2012

The 31st annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive will soon be complete, and Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores and partnering service groups and food pantries expect to provide a little more than 19,000 boxes of food for families in need throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Volunteers have packed food in boxes provided by the grocery company and all will complete the distribution of those before Christmas, along with 19,000-plus coupons for a free roasting hen—also provided by BGC.

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