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.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.23.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued five citations and made three arrests on Jan. 17, 2012.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
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Calls for service:
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1500 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jamie Yeazel, 26 â€” Grand jury indictment.
â€¢ Mark Abbe, 33 â€” Grand jury indictment.
â€¢ Elizbeth Hanneman, 32 â€” Grand jury indictment.
Nettie Annlee Tollison, age 93, of Lafayette, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Lafayette Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Roscoe Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Nettie was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Arlington, Texas, to James Jefferson and Lura Buffie (Jackson) Tollison. She worked in the health care industry for over 40 years.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ boys play at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host tournament.
Roscoe junior high teams play at Highland tournament.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Bronte starting at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys and girls teams at Big Spring meet.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Sweetwater girls at Brownwood â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s powerlifting teams did well at season-opening meets this past Saturday in Miles and compete again today at meets in Big Spring.
The SHS boys were first and the girls second at Miles this past weekend.
SHS had four individual boys winners in their re-spective weight classes â€” Jay Lomas (790 pounds) in the 123-pound class, Sam Nemir (1,270 pounds) in the 181-pound class, Mateo Gonzales (1,390) in the 242-pound class and Angel Caballero (1,005) in the su-perheavyweight class. Sam Nemir also won the Best Lifter Award for the meet.
The seventh grade Red team won first place at the Sweetwater Middle School girls basketball tournament held Jan. 7 as they defeated Merkel 9-5 in their first game and then held off Midland Christian, 31-27, in the championship game. The team includes, back row from left, coach Jill Locklar, Stephanie Castillo, Kensi Chowning, Maddie Berry, Kaitlyn Foster, Lauren Jones, Brittany Peeples; front row, Christa Martin, Annaliese Espinoza, Davina Walker and Rhylee Meneses.
Here are recent junior high basketball tournament results from Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland:
Highland 25, Roscoe 12
Highland scoring: Hannah Allen 13, Sydny Helbert 6, Bailey Garrett 4, Karlie Allen 2.
Highland 25, Ira 18
Highland scoring: Hannah Allen 11, Bailey Garrett 7, Kailee Hall 4, Kelsi Johns 3.
Highland 22, Trent 19
Highland scoring: Hannah Allen 6, Karlie Allen 4, Kailee Hall 4, Bailey Garrett 3, Hannah Kirby 3, Kelsi Johns 2.
Roscoe 44, Highland 22
The first quarter of Tues-dayâ€™s District 5-3A basket-ball game between Sweet-water and Big Spring featured five lead changes and ended with the visitors up by just a point, 11-10.
Midway through the sec-ond quarter, it was still a contest as the Mustangs trailed by just three (17-14). But the Steers caught fire at that point, going on a 15-1 run to lead by 17, 32-15, at halftime, and never looked back en route to a 64-35 win at Mustang Gym.