Donations to the 31st annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive have been phenomenal, and thousands of families in the Ark-La-Tex will receive food this year from the effort.
Brookshire Grocery Co. stores collect food and partner with many service organizations, food pantries, school groups and other volunteers to help needy families before Christmas, including the Sweetwater Goodfellows, providing food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.
TxDOT recently installed crosswalks and stop bars at the intersection of Broadway and Cypress Streets in Roscoe. The work was completed at the request of the city to enhance pedestrian safety.
TxDOT reminds pedestrians that it is much safer to use crosswalks rather than crossing the street at mid-block. Drivers approaching crosswalks should stop behind the stop bar when pedestrians are crossing. This will give pedestrians ample space to cross and will allow other drivers approaching the intersection to see that the crosswalk is occupied.
Sweetwater's newest restaurant, Golden Chick, opened in Sweetwater on Tuesday evening, Dec. 4.
Owner John Hagan stated that he is excited to get the new store opened and he is glad to be in Sweetwater. He also owns two stores in San Angelo.
He is shown (left) with employees Erica Juarez and Bennie Smith at the new store on 309 NE Georgia. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Annual Interpretive Luncheon was held by the Nolan County Extension Office and Nolan County Leadership Advisory Board on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Making the presentation at the luncheon was Dr. Kim Alexander, the superintendent of the Roscoe ISD (Independent School District). He discussed how the school is working alongside the local 4-H program, among other collaborations, toward their success in college readiness.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Dec. 4, 2012.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 100 block of Alexander.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of Pease.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 600 block of Silas.
â€˘ Informaton â€”Â 1200 block of Coral Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Criminal mischief.
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Criminal mischief.
â€˘ James Hand, 47 â€” Burglary of a building.
â€˘ Jesse Gamez, 25 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Christian Barrera, 17 â€” Possession of marijuana.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jova Meneses Olguin, 84, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Olguin died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Lubbock.
Graveside services for Frankie Eugene Barton, Jr., 51, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Mike Sells will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Barton died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 4, 1961 in Brownfield, Texas. Frankie was a member of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.
2 p.m. â€” Robert Lee vs. Sands (Game 1)
3:30 p.m. â€” Garden City vs. Jayton (Game 2)
3:30 p.m. â€” Eldorado vs. Trent (Game 3)
6:30 p.m. â€” Blackwell vs. Roscoe (Game 4)
6:30 p.m. â€” Highland vs. Game 1 winner (Game 5)
5 p.m. â€” Garden City vs. Jayton (Game 1)
5 p.m. â€” Trent vs. Robert Lee (Game 2)
8 p.m. â€” Blackwell vs. Roscoe (Game 3)
8 p.m. â€” Baird vs. Highland (Game 4)
2 p.m. â€” Game 4 loser vs. Game 1 loser (Game 6)
3:30 p.m. â€” Game 3 loser vs. Game 5 loser (Game 7)
3:30 p.m. â€” Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 8)
The Highland girls picked up their 10th win while the Roscoe boys got into the win column for the first time on Tuesday night.
Highlandâ€™s girls improved to 10-2 as they rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit for a 62-50 win on the road at Albany. Highland trailed 31-21 at halftime, but then cut Albanyâ€™s lead to 40-38 after three quarters and used a 24-10 finish to get the victory. Sierra Allen led Highland by scoring 18 points while her sister, Hannah Allen, added 16. Sydny Helbert and Beth Richburg had nine points, Lora Stewart with six and Kaylee Martin and Madison Moseley two.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 42. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph and after midnight, they will come from the north-northeast.
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