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December 7th

Volunteers help set up for Goodfellows distribution

December 7, 2012

Several volunteers help set up food and toys for the Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution.
Shown are Brandy Leek, Skye Covington, Debbie Anthony, Cynthia Delgado and Brendan Delgado from First Financial Bank.

USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres

December 7, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013.
The following Texas counties are approved for emergency grazing: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hardeman, Hemphill, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum.

Pearl Harbor: 71 years ago

December 7, 2012

Sunday, December seventh. Nineteen forty-one. Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii is attacked by Japanese forces.
"A date which will live in infamy."
Five minutes until eight a.m., Hawaii time, the island skies were full of Japanese planes, with bullets and bombs falling from the air during the first attack.
Fifteen minutes later, a bomb totaling almost one ton crashed into the USS Arizona battleship. The ship blew up, sank and trapped over one thousand men inside.

Suddenlink donates to WTCAC

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Suddenlink office recently donated toiletry items and bags to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
Shown are Cassie Saenz, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with WTCAC and Leticia Morales, Marla Reddic, Homer Reddic, Mark Crain and David Weaver with Suddenlink.
Suddenlink also donated a check to WTCAC.

Boy bitten by bat at SHS auditorium

December 7, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, a local second grade boy was bitten by a bat at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
According to reports from the boy's family and the superintendent of Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Terry Pittman, the second graders were at the auditorium to practice for their upcoming Christmas program. The bat was on the ground and was still alive when the boy made contact with it.

Blotters for December 5, 2012

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of W. Oklahoma.
• Theft — 200 block of E. AVE C.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Rocky Flores, 30, Homeless — Criminal trespass.

Frank (Buddy) Allen

December 7, 2012

Frank (Buddy) Allen of Buda, TX flew to Jesus on Dec. 5, at the young age of 63, due to a sudden onset of liver complications for which he suffered only a month.

SW gets split at Stanton

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater boys lost but Sweetwater’s girls won in first-round basketball ac-tion Thursday at Stanton’s Hooptown Tournament.
The girls are in the semi-finals after beating Coaho-ma 42-29, while the boys had an afternoon consola-tion game after losing 50-33 to Sands in their opener.
Kendra Crosson poured in 23 points for Sweetwater’s girls (8-6), who advanced to play Stanton at 6 p.m. today in the semifinals. Sweet-water led 16-9, 25-16 and 32-22 at the breaks.
Shelby Cason scored nine points while Suede Shirley and Janell Walker had three and Elise Lawrence and Taylor McPherson two.

Roscoe and Highland take 1st-day wins at Hilltop Classic

December 7, 2012

Four area teams are off to a good start at Highland’s Hilltop Classic after winning their first-round games that were played Thursday.
The Roscoe girls and boys beat Blackwell 60-18 and 47-40, respectively, to reach today’s semifinals. The girls were to play Garden City at 3:30 p.m. and the boys’ tilt, also vs. Garden City, is at 8 p.m. The winners play for the title at 5 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

December 7, 2012

Your Friday forecast will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, with winds from the north at 5 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 45 and eastern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become calm winds.
This weekend, a cold front will come through that is sure to bring out the coats and mittens by Sunday (there might even be some snow, too)! Learn more about it at weather.gov.

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