March 10th, 2015

Rattlesnake Round-Up Schedule of events announced

March 10, 2015

Theresa Cowart, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 57th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 12-15, 2015. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959. Cowart stated “this price will be paid all three days with no weight limit on number of pounds brought in.”

County to mull payroll options

March 10, 2015

A disagreement between county employees took place during a meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court Monday about how the county’s payroll system is set up.

Read more in Tuesday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

Local sports calendar

March 10, 2015

Sweetwater varsity hosts Andrews, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater JV boys at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at San Angelo tournament.
Sweetwater varsity boys at Lamesa tournament.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at San Angelo tournament.

Hunt 2nd at Andrews

March 10, 2015

Michael Hunt of Sweet-water’s bid for a second boys medalist title in the 2015 golf season came up just short on Saturday at Andrews’ tournament. His two-day 149 total put Hunt in tie for the lead after 36 holes with three other play-ers, but he lost on the third playoff hole and finished second to Austin Lovato of Andrews Black.

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SW athletes win several medals at Odessa

March 10, 2015

Sweetwater won several individual medals Friday at Odessa’s West Texas Relays to begin its track season.
Also, the Sweetwater boys were second to Denver City in the team standings with 128 points.

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Tuesday's local forecast

March 10, 2015

This morning, we'll see some areas of fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies, with a high near 65 and west-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the afternoon, winds will shift to the north.
For tonight, we should see mostly clear skies with a low around 44. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph and will become calm.
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March 9th

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

March 9, 2015

College Basketball Round Up
Saturday, March 7th 2015

(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50

Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.

(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59

Jaycees clean up highway 70

March 9, 2015

The Sweetwater Jaycees started their week leading up to the Round-Up on Saturday, March 7, with a highway clean-up. The Jaycees adopted the first two miles of Highway 70, which they have had for many years. Chairman of Highway Clean-up DeAnna Thomas would like to thank all the Jaycees, Roosters and Jayteens that showed up to help.

Round-Up offers activities for everyone

March 9, 2015

The 57th annual Round-Up will be held March 13-15, at the Nolan County Coliseum complex, and several events will be held.

Get all the details in Monday's print edition or by subscribing to our e-edition.

Free colorectal cancer screening offered at health department

March 9, 2015

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 26. They will be offering the fecal occult blood test.

Learn more in Monday's edition, in print or our e-edition (subscription required).

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