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February 10th, 2012

FFB promotes Renee Garcia to Assistant VP

February 10, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas — First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater today announced the promotion of Renee Garcia to Assistant Vice President of retail banking.
“Renee is an experienced staff member who has proven her value to the bank,” said Kirby N. Andrews, President and CEO. “We are pleased to promote Renee to this important position and look forward to the contributions she will make to our customers and the Sweetwater community.”

Blotters for February 8, 2012

February 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Feb. 8, 2012.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — Sweetwater area.
• Information — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1600 block of Morris.
• Theft — 1200 block of Elm.
• Information — 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 14 — Delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone.
• Male Juvenile, 14 — Assault.
• Male Juvenile, 13 — Assault.

Blotters for Feb. 9, 2012

February 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued three citations and made five arrests on Feb. 9, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1300 block of James.
• Seized marijuana — 1000 block of Oak.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brian Wiltse, 35 — Warrant.
• Carlos Zamora, 25 — Insurance hold.
• Bobby Rayson, 49 — Warrant.
• Fidel Zapata, 41 — Warrant.
• Amanda Zetzman, 23 — Evading arrest/detention.

This week's church news

February 10, 2012

Broadway Baptist Church
I remember reading a story long ago about a little girl who came home from school all excited saying, “Mommy, today, we learned about Sleeping Beauty.” The mom replied, “Really, I remember that story. They lived happily ever after.” “No mommy, they got married!” exclaimed the little girl.

Recipe of the Week: A Savory Brunch

February 10, 2012

Amazing Muffin Cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
3 cups refrigerated shredded hash browns
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
12 links Johnsonville Original
Breakfast Sausage
6 eggs
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded 4-cheese
Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
Chopped fresh chives or green onions,
for garnish
Place 12 paper liners in a muffin pan; spray liners with cooking spray.

February 9th

Bacteria Ninjas compete at robotics tournament

February 9, 2012

After months of intense preparation for this season’s FLL robotics competition challenge dubbed “Food Factor,” the Bacteria Ninjas from Sweetwater Middle School took their plastic blocks and brains to the table to compete at the fourth annual North Texas FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship Robotics Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Coached by Shana Hrbacek, Bacteria Ninja members were Anna Espinoza, Christa Martin, Abby Garcia, Bella Pena and Abby Lynch. The Bacteria Ninjas were sponsored by Ludlum Measurements in Sweetwater.

Annual Texas Farm, Ranch, Wildlife Expo set for Feb. 21-22

February 9, 2012

ABILENE — The annual Texas Farm, Ranch, Wildlife Expo is set for Feb. 21-22 on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center, located at 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22.
The event is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.

AARP, IRS to offer free income tax return preparation

February 9, 2012

AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at four locations this year.
• Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on March 1 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• County-City Library Community Room in Sweetwater, located at 206 Elm Street on Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• SNAP in Sweetwater is having some repairs done so location will be changed.
• Senior Citizen Center on Avenue M in Snyder on March 7 and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blotters for February 7, 2012

February 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 7, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 200 block of E. Fourth St.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 14 — Possession of marijuana.
• Ronald Bell, 42 — Public intoxication with three prior convictions.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 7, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

February 8th

Ranch House Motel honored by Department of Defense

February 8, 2012

Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that the Ranch House Motel in Sweetwater will be honored with the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.

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