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December 17th

Jaycees to host Santa call in

December 17, 2011

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.

Balancing diabetes and the holidays

December 17, 2011

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.

Food drive rolls into latter stages

December 17, 2011

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 first graders give Christmas program

December 17, 2011

Southeast Elementary School first graders put on quite a Christmas show, “The Littlest Christmas Tree,” 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.

Infigen Energy donates to Sweetwater Goodfellows

December 17, 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.

December 16th

Roscoe Girl Scouts hold toy drive

December 16, 2011

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.

Abilene resident wins one year’s worth of free electricity

December 16, 2011

It was a last-minute decision by Rachel Ramirez to enter her husband, Antonio, into the “Light My Home for the Holidays,” a contest sponsored by KTXS and WTU Retail Energy. “Good thing she did,” he said.
Abilene resident Antonio Ramirez, 43, was chosen as the winner of one year’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.

Induction ceremony held for NHS

December 16, 2011

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.

Free counseling available for children affected by wildfires

December 16, 2011

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.

Blotters for December 14, 2011

December 16, 2011

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:
• Theft — 600 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 600 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle/criminal mischief — 1500 block of James.
• Information only — 900 block of Roscoe.
• Obstruction/retaliation — 100 block of Bales.
• Information only — 200 block of E. Fourth.

Arrested by SPD:
• Christian Coppler, 30 — Driving while license invalid.
• Cody Farley, 19 — Warrant.
• Olga Torrez, 18 — Warrants.

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