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December 24th

Governor: 244 counties in Texas are currently threatened by extreme fire hazard

December 24, 2010

Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a proclamation certifying that 244 counties in Texas are currently threatened by an extreme fire hazard due to a disaster in several counties in Texas.
"I do hereby certify that 244 counties in Texas are
currently threatened by extreme fire hazard. Lack of precipitation has dried grass and other vegetation across the state, posing significant fire danger which is expected to continue," stated Governor Rick Perry.

Countdown house a treat for many

December 24, 2010

You know it's almost Christmas in Sweetwater when Coach David Mayes has his lights up counting down the days to the 25th of December.
But how did the yearly tradition begin? Sweetwater resident Kandy Myers was curious — just as most of us are — and took her investigation directly to the Mayes to find out how the countdown started.

American Legion donates to WTCAC

December 24, 2010

The Roscoe American Legion Unit #227 Women's Auxiliary recently donated a check to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center to help a family with Christmas gifts this holiday season. Shown are Amanda Fullwood with WTCAC and Kristi Williams with the Auxiliary, presenting the check.

Santa visits Sweetwater Healthcare Center

December 24, 2010

Santa traveled a long distance in his scooter to visit the residents at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Friends, family, staff and residents celebrated the season earlier this week and opened gifts with Santa.

December 23rd

Diamond Rio to headline Rehab telethon

December 23, 2010

With a top-notch headliner, great sponsors and wonderful donors, this year’s 41st annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best yet. At seven o’clock on Saturday, Jan. 22, the popular country group Diamond Rio will step into the spotlight at REHAB 2011. Suddenlink Communications and gridSMART/AEP Texas are the official sponsors and, as they have for many years, Area-Wide Phone Books is also helping underwrite the show as a contributing sponsor. The Host Hotel for the Telethon is the MCM Elegante Suites.

First Financial Bank hosts open house

December 23, 2010

First Financial Bank had their open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Those who attended the event enjoyed traditional gingerbread, wassail and Christmas music.

SRFCU sponsors coloring contest

December 23, 2010

Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union recently sponsored a Christmas contest for Southeast Elementary. Pictured are each grade level winner with their $25 Wal-Mart card. Shown from left to right are Justin Jimenez, Addison Torres, Tyler Warner and Ethan Boswell.

December 22nd

Woodmen donate to local senior citizen complex

December 22, 2010

The Woodmen of the World Lodge #136 of Abilene recently donated many items to the Sunrise Villa senior citizen complex in Sweetwater as part of the Assist Our Community (AOC) project.
Kathryn and John Pendergrass of Sweetwater are members of the Abilene lodge and were the coordinators of this donation.

Manroe speaks at Kiwanis meeting

December 22, 2010

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club weekly meeting last week had guest Helen Manroe, representative of Tenaska, as their program. She went into more details of what Tenaska is all about and the next steps for the project. These steps are to include finding a water resource for the plant, detailed engineering plans and to get the federal government to create a policy on what the value would be to catch carbon dioxide for a plant of this size. The Kiwanis Board also decided to donate $300 to a needy family for clothing and coats to brighten their Christmas holiday.

Craddick files legislation to clarify raffle act for charities

December 22, 2010

On Tuesday, Rep. Tom Craddick (Midland) filed House Bill 457 to amend the Charitable Raffle act to clarify that qualified organizations who host charitable raffles may promote the raffle in their E-mail newsletters and Internet websites.

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