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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 118 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 13 arrests from Dec. 16-18, 2011.
The SPD received 48, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ 1300 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 300 block of E. Arkansas.
â€˘ Tampering with consumer products â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Duty on striking unattended vehicle â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Duty on striking unattended vehicle â€” 200 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Gabriel Villa, 38 â€” Warrant.
The Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School bands performed in a concert for the public on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Many were in attendance to watch the bands perform many holiday favorites.
Shown from left to right are Jan Bartlett, representing the Sweetwater Jaycees; Julie Hurn, representing the Sweetwater Jaycees; Aubrey Turnbow, representing the Sweetwater Goodfellows; and Marlyn Gage, representing the Sweetwater Jaycee Roosters. The Sweetwater Jaycees donated $1,500 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows and the Sweetwater Jaycees Roosters donated $250 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
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.