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A total of 412 toys were collected during the Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday that included many toys given from the second toy run. Also collected were donations in the amount of $100 from Debra Loven, $25 from Jessica Messersmith, $50 from Jeremy and Paige Wilks and another $517.23 in cash donations.
Distribution will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building with the Christmas party with Santa scheduled for 3:45 p.m. that day.
The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. This year, FFB will also host their annual Open House at this time, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon.
Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank, located at 201 Elm Street.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
We'll see partly cloudy conditions, with a low around 53 and southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas. Come and learn about the services that DAC offers.
The Sweetwater Jaycees have hooked up a direct line with Santa Claus and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, kids will be able to call and talk to Santa.
Numbers to call are 325-236-5812 and 325-338-5326.
Brookshire Grocery Co. stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas began the 32nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive recently.
Approximately 150 Brookshireâ€™s and Super 1 Foods stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries and other volunteer groups to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Sweetwater ISD recently completed their campaign for the Nolan County United Way.
The Sweetwater High School Cheerleaders donated $100 from their Kiss a Pig Contest. Pictured is SHS cheerleader Caroline Brennan holding the pig and SHS teacher Martha Aleman kissing the pig.
The cheerleaders are under the leadership of Kassidi Seaton and Candy Mercer.
Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 43 and west-southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south in the evening.
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With the holiday season fast approaching, the Nolan County Welfare Association (NCWA) wants to let the community know that their doors are open.
Rut (pronounced "root") Crowley, director of the NCWA, stated that they are able to give individuals one bag of food per month, stocked with one of each item that is in the food pantry. First-time recipients must fill out some paperwork prior to receiving the donation.
Sweetwater Middle School Student Council will start a canned food drive for their campus food pantry on Monday, Dec. 2.
Anyone in the community can bring in nonperishable food items that will help SMS families. The campus food pantry will open in January.
Pictured are members Alex Salazar, Jordan Carley, Tamara Smith and Selena Castillo.