Archive - Feb 19, 2011

Waiting

February 19, 2011

2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants wait for the day's activities at 2011 Media Day held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at a local hunting lodge. The pageant will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be Friday, March 11-13, 2011.

Many attend Media Day

February 19, 2011

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laney Wallace speaks with Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham at 2011 Media Day.

Chop it off

February 19, 2011

2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Ashley Stevenson cuts the head off of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake before skinning it on Media Day.

Eeeew!

February 19, 2011

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Carly Johnson skins a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake on Media Day while other contestants, Laney Wallace and Erica Rea, look on.

Media Day 2011

February 19, 2011

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Tori Adams touches a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day.

Rattlesnake Round-Up events begin

February 19, 2011

2011 Media Day for the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at a local hunting lodge. The Miss Snake Charmer pageant will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be Friday, March 11-13, 2011. Sweetwater Jaycees David Sager and Riley Sawyers teach the crowd safety around Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day.

SIS students, parents encouraged to attend diabetes education program

February 19, 2011

In January, Portia Linebaugh, nurse at Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS), Linda Kite at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) and Alice Velez with the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetes Outreach Program conducted their annual diabetes screening/survey at the fourth grade level. There are approximately 200 fourth grade students at SIS and 110 students participated in the screening.

Caro the first local Rotary District Governor in 39 years

February 19, 2011

CĂ©sar Caro, Rotary District 5130 Governor will present a district report at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting at noon on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Texas State Technical College in the meeting room north of the cafeteria. Caro is the first Rotary District Governor from Sweetwater in 39 years.

Grace Legate Kreger Bernard

February 19, 2011

Grace Legate Kreger Bernard passed away on Feb. 16, 2011.
Grace was born on April 8, 1913 to Willis Kreger and Amanda Legate Kreger. Her father was a minister at the Burkburnet, TX Church of Christ and Amanda was a teacher, both educated at Gunter Christian College and Thorp Springs Christian College. Grace was the oldest of four children and later two half sisters. She attended grade school at Tioga, TX, graduating from Burkburnet High School in 1930.

Eva Jacques

February 19, 2011

Eva Jacques, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. 
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria Acuña. 
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 
with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

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