Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
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.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Tori Adams touches a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day.
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.
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.
CÃ©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.
One person was airlifted by helicopter on Wednesday after an 18-wheeler crashed on the East Interchange in Sweetwater. According to Emergency Services Director Grant Madden, there were two people in the truck. The driver of the truck began coughing violently and passed out. The co-driver was belted in the passenger side of the truck and could not reach over to gain control of the truck. According to Madden, when the driver woke up, he over corrected and slid off of the road and wrecked. He was listed in stable condition. The co-driver did not sustain any injuries.
With summer coming just around the corner, the Job Corps is looking for a few good young men and women to help enter into the workforce.
Job Corps is the nation's oldest and largest residential training program, founded in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Funded by the Department of Labor, young adults can receive scholarships that offer training in education and vocations, provide room and board and help develop positive character traits and work ethic to succeed in the workforce at no cost.
San Antonio â€“ The Junior Breeding Sheep Show was held on Feb. 9, 2010 at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Awarded Grand Champion Dorset Ewe was Larissa Locklar with Sweetwater FFA. As a part of her awards, Locklar received a $10,000 scholarship to a college of her choice from the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The 15-year-old plans to attend Lubbock Christian University. Currently she is a member of both the volleyball and basketball teams, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, and during this event there are many temporary food vendors. A temporary food vendor is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. All temporary food vendors should have a copy of their last inspection form visible to customers. The public can help control unpermitted individuals and organizations from selling unsafe food by asking if they are permitted.
In a show of support for U.S. military families, Bealls stores are now selling a patriotic-themed, reusable shopping tote with all proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, a national organization providing emergency financial assistance and other vital support services to the families of U.S. soldiers. Beginning Feb. 16, customers can purchase the shopping tote at any Bealls store for $5 and 100 percent of the funds are donated to the charity.