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The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up with Santa Claus again this year and will host a Santa call in on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. Numbers to call will be 325-236-5814 and 325-236-5812.
People with diabetes can sometimes have a difficult time managing their condition with temptations of festive occasions. With proper planning and helpful tips, those facing the struggle can be better equipped to keep their body and physicians happy.
Affecting one in 10 adults in the United States, diabetes mellitus is a disease that causes high blood sugars in the body, affecting many aspects of your health. If not managed properly, diabetes can be debilitating or even lead to death.
Donations to the 30th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive have been phenomenal and tens of thousands of families in the Ark-La-Tex will receive food this year from the effort.
The food drive is sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company stores, along with many service organizations, food pantries, school groups and other businesses and volunteers.
Southeast Elementary School first graders put on quite a Christmas show, â€śThe Littlest Christmas Tree,â€ť with many of the students in costumes with speaking and singing parts. Many attended the play at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
Shown from left to right are Ken Becker; Amanda Ferguson, Administrative Assistant, Sweetwater Wind 4 & 5; and Michael Jimenez, Sweetwater Wind 4 & 5 Site Manager. A donation of $5,011 was given by Infigen Energy, Sweetwater 4 & 5 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
Roscoe Girl Scout Troop #7305 recently held a toy drive. Pictured left to right are Leandra DeLeon, Haylee Schriber, Jaleigh Morales, Logan Wicker, Taylor Chavez and standing is Veronica Cuellar. Toys are donated to Roscoe's Spirit of Christmas program.
It was a last-minute decision by Rachel Ramirez to enter her husband, Antonio, into the â€śLight My Home for the Holidays,â€ť a contest sponsored by KTXS and WTU Retail Energy. â€śGood thing she did,â€ť he said.
Abilene resident Antonio Ramirez, 43, was chosen as the winner of one yearâ€™s worth of free electricity from WTU during the annual KTXS Christmas Lights Parade on Nov. 29. His free year, up to $3,000, begins in January.
Ramirez, a truck driver, said the announcement came as a big surprise and a great relief.
Shown are officers of the Sweetwater High School National Honor Society. An induction ceremony was held on Nov. 17, 2011, at the SHS Auditorium. Shown from left to right are (guest speaker) Levi Peck; Ryan Mercer, Treasurer; Alicia Finn, Historian; Leah Armstrong, Secretary; Gabriel Medellin, Vice President; and Carly Johnson, President.
For children and adolescents whose lives were affected by this year's Texas wildfires, the holiday season may bring added anxiety, especially if they lost their home, pets, or treasured possessions and holiday keepsakes.
In some instances children may be experiencing survivor guilt because their home was left unharmed in the wildfires, while those of friends or family were completely destroyed.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on Dec. 14, 2011.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle/criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of James.
â€˘ Information only â€” 900 block of Roscoe.
â€˘ Obstruction/retaliation â€” 100 block of Bales.
â€˘ Information only â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Christian Coppler, 30 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Cody Farley, 19 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Olga Torrez, 18 â€” Warrants.