The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center hosted this month's Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many filled the hallways and enjoyed networking and refreshments.
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 15, 2012.Â They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders.
Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 9-11, 2012. 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.
Texas Chicken, located at 2014 Lamar in Sweetwater, is now open. Along with chicken, they also serve shrimp, fish, liver and gizzards. For more information or to inquire about job opportunities, call 235-1663. Texas Chicken is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued six citations and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Eric Brown, 24 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Michael Ellison, 51 â€” Deadly conduct/resisting arrest.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Michael Dewayne Green, 50, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.