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December 24th, 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
The 31st annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive will soon be complete, and Brookshireâ€™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 henâ€”also provided by BGC.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 114 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made eight arrests from Dec. 21-23, 2012.
The SPD received 59, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢Â Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢Â Information only â€”Â 200 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢Â Counterfeiting â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Della Ybarra, 54 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€¢Â Brittany Edwards, 23 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Carlos Galindo, 22 â€”Â Public intoxication.
Hoyt House in Sweetwater is welcoming a new member to their staff. Helen Marshall is serving the local assisted living center as the Residence Sales Manager.
Marshall's journey to this new role began three months ago when she was contacted by the regional director of Assisted Living Concepts (ALC), Joshua Lindsey. As a result of her skills and educational background, she joined the Hoyt House team in October.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Dec. 20, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Orange.
â€¢Â Counterfeit â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 400 block of Canfil.
â€¢Â Assault â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 400 block of Orange.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Vanessa Chavez, 24 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢Â Marta Solis, 44 â€”Â Theft/INS hold.
â€¢ Mirna Padilla, 24 â€”Â Theft/INS hold.
Pictured are members of the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) picking up toiletry donations from the Doug Sitter State Farm office. Since mid-November, a variety of toiletry donations were being accepted the Doug Sitter State Farm office, which will be given to families that were served by the WTCAC over the past year. Pictured are Brandi Sitter, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate of the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, and State Farm agent Doug Sitter.