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February 21st, 2011

Highland girls are area champs

February 21, 2011

The Highland girls basketball team posed with its trophy after winning the area championship Friday by beating Wink 47-41. Back row from left are coach Ryan Dollar, Katy Fullwood, Sierra Allen, Callie Sandusky, Beth Richburg, Julia Tibbit, manager Kaitlyn Reyes; middle row, manager Hannah Allen, Morgan Monroe, Sophie Stice; front row, Lora Stewart, Kara Hughey, Shyan Womack, Megan Thompson. Highland plays Bronte in the regional quarterfinals at Angelo State University’s Junell Center starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

February 19th

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.

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