Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laura Duclos gets photographed with a rattlesnake around her neck with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers.
Media Day for the Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Sweetwater Jaycees barn.
During the event, Jaycees showed the 2012 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants a demonstration of milking a rattlesnake. Jaycees were on hand to answer questions from the contestants about the snakes while helping the girls interact with the rattling reptiles.
The 2011 Miss Snake Charmer winner, Laney Wallace, began the annual tradition of decapitating and skinning the rattlesnakes, which led the way for this year's pageant contestants to also partake in the custom.
If youâ€™re not doing anything Monday night, Feb. 20, you might consider heading over to Emmanuel Fellowship Church located at 1419 Hailey Street for whatâ€™s sure to be a fun night. The Christian rock alternative band A Road Less Traveled from Lubbock, TX will be performing a free concert for all ages.Â A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2012 with new single release and music video of â€śBreak My Fallâ€ť set for Feb. 23.
In spite of some changes, the Sweetwater Goodwill is still taking donations at its current store while working toward the opening of a new location.
On the company's blog post from Wednesday morning, February 8, 2012, the Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was "temporarily closed due to major repair work.â€ť
According to Goodwill-West Texas president Cindy Haley, the building--an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years--and roof were in dire need of repair.
An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 12, 2012 for the purpose of selecting three (3) directors for the Nolan County Hospital District (District 1, 3 & 5).
Por la presente se ordena que se llevara a cabo una eleccion el 12 de Mayo, 2012 con el proposito de: elegir tres (3) directoras del condado de Nolan al Districto del Hospital (Districtos Uno, Tres, & Cinco).
SHS (Sweetwater High School) Culinary Arts students recently took the ServSafe exam, a nationally recognized certification test. ServSafe teaches students about the importance of food safety, how to safely handle food, informing others about food safety knowledge and the dangers of food-borne illnesses and its prevention.
Shown are the students who earned ServSafe certification (from left to right) Javier Solano, Raelina Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, Diana Montes and Aaron Harris. The students are taught by SHS Family and Consumer Science teacher Carissa Atkins.
The monthly meeting for the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) was held on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The annual audit report for the 2010-2011 fiscal year was presented by Cathy Wilks and approved by the board. A clean opinion was given as the year in review from a financial perspective was shared with the board, which noted the increase in sales tax numbers from the past year.
A new local organization is planning their program and preparing for their first big fundraiser.
In late 2011, the Auxiliary to the Sweetwater Fire Fighters Association (SFFA) was organized. The group is made up of the wives of firefighters who are currently members of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association, local 2943.
"Our purpose is to cooperate with and contribute to the accomplishments of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association," said program organizers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 400 block of E. 13th.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 500 block of W. 6th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Elizabeth Hanneman, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on Feb. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.
A bake sale is a sweet way to support any charitable cause, whether itâ€™s raising money for new uniforms or donating to a local animal shelter. These tips and recipes from the celebration experts at Wilton will make bake sale treats that stand out among the rest â€” itâ€™s a piece of cake.
n Baking delicious goodies is just the start to a sucÂcessful bake sale. Add some dazzling details. The eye-catching finishes on Bake-Sale Ready Cupcakes â€” swirls of colorful icing topped with jumbo sprinkles and butterfly decorations, complete with vibrant wraps â€” will ensure they sell out fast.