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It was two weeks before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for Wranger the dog. He was crouched under the Christmas tree sniffing at all the packages that were already under the tree. He knew that one or more of them would be for him. He just couldnâ€™t tell which presents were his.
Wranger knew he was mostly good this year and especially during this holiday season. His â€śmotherâ€ť had to scold him only once so far because he had gotten a candy cane stuck in his white Shi-Tzu fur. She just had to snip a little of the fur to get the sticky bits out.
Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab have been enjoying many activity events this year. A surprise visit during Nolan's December Birthday Party was made. Pictured at left is Lee Cantu, Lala Cantu and special guests Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
Sweetwater Intermediate School students hosted their Christmas program on Monday, Dec. 19 at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium
The Sweetwater Jaycees held their annual Christmas party for MHMR on Thursday night, Dec. 8, 2011 at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. The Jaycees prepared and served a chicken strip meal and dessert to all in attendance.
The group ushered in the appearance of Santa by singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Santa distributed gifts to each person and was greeted with handshakes and hugs from the clients.
The East Ridge Elementary School second grade presented "Holly Jolly Christmas" to parents, family and friends on Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Sweetwater High School auditorium. A full array of Christmas classics were sung by the children along with holiday jokes and laughter.
Sitting in the midst of the crowd during the Sweetwater Healthcare Center Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon, December 21, is a man donning yellow sunglasses and a Santa hat.
But the hat is only a glimpse into the persona that the man, Herman Winslett, portrayed for the past 35 years.
Mr. Winslett is taking a break from being Santa Claus--the suit doesn't quite fit as well as it once did. Right next to his side is his bride of 41 years, Wynelle, who also took on the role of Mrs. Claus.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued five citation and made no arrests on Dec. 22, 2011.
The SPD received three, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Woodruff.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1800 block of Woodruff.
The Knights of Columbus and the Columbian Squires will be hosting their third annual New Year's Eve Party on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. There will be free food throughout the night. Admission is $5 per person with 12 years and under getting in free with a paid parent. It will be a family friendly night featuring DJ Perez.
Six Texas State Technical College West Texas employees received recognition from Mike Reeser, Chancellor of the TSTC system. He awarded Kathy Bond, Kimberly Packard, Sandra Walker, Kay Johnson, Shawn Weaver and Dana McElroy with the Chancellorâ€™s Excellence Award. These annual awards honor individuals who model excellence and are recognized for their sound character and for advancing TSTC's new directions. Due to their caring and dedicated efforts, TSTC continues to make a difference in the success of its students.
2012 Excellence Award Recipients:
The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Nolan County â€“ cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer â€“ to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2012 event.