January 20th, 2012
This weekend the Sweetwater High School Band will begin its "Flamingo Fundraiser." Yards across Sweetwater will be visited by "Flamingo flocks of band signs." This fundraiser will benefit the band's trip to Dallas, where they will perform in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a male catahoula mix. Also available are two female mixed breed dogs, one white and one brown. According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Jan. 18, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 1100 block of Crane.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1300 block of James.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jason Ben Anderton, 18 â€”Â Felony warrant.
â€¢Â Byron Blueford, 23 â€”Â City warrant and county warrant.
â€¢Â Tracy Huddleston, 29 â€”Â Duty on striking an unattended vehicle.
ROBY â€” Stella Mae (Cleveland) Mash, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at an Abilene hospital.Â Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Weathesrbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.Â Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
The Sweetwater boys and girls basketball teams make their longest road trip in District 5-3A today when they travel to Brownwood.
Both Sweetwater teams are still looking for their first district wins and are a collective 0-5 after losing a twinbill to Big Spring at home on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater High School freshman girls basketball team is shown here after recently capturing first place at the Forsan tournament. The members of Sweetwaterâ€™s team are, from left, Gabby Reyes, Jamee Rhoades, Abby McPherson, Holly Johnson, Bianca Castillo, Claire Williams, Lexi Castillo, Nisha Williams, Jasmine Reddic and head coach Jessica Withrow. The freshman girls have compiled an outstanding 14-3 record this year. They play at Brownwood at 7:30 p.m. today.
Fish is both a delicious and nutritious meal option, but one from which home chefs often shy away. In a new series of CanolaInfo recipes and videos, Carla Hall, finalist on "Top Chef" Seasons 5 and 8, answers common questions about fish, including how to properly select and prepare it.
Nolan County Commissioners and Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough recently signed a proclamation designating January as School Board Appreciation Month in Nolan County.
The proclamation stated that the mission of the public schools is to meet the diverse educational needs of all children and to empower them to become competent, productive contributors to a democratic society and an ever-changing world.
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.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.
The local Brookshireâ€™s grocery store recently donated $250 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows. Brookshireâ€™s employees won the money in a competition against other Brookshireâ€™s grocery stores for community service hours worked by employees. Shown above are Charlie Peek, Store Director for Sweetwater Brookshireâ€™s and Aubrey Turnbow with the Sweetwater Goodfellows.