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Several pets available for adoption

March 7, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has nine dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are two female boxer mix puppies, both black, three male boxer mix puppies, all brown, their mother, a female boxer mix, a male boxer mix and a male chihuahua/terrier mix.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

‘Bull Bash’ raises $8,510

March 7, 2013

The 4th Annual Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash saw another successful year, with $8,510 raised to benefit visually impaired children in the community and surrounding areas.
The total is an accumulation of the sales from tickets, t-shirts, the silent auction, the Mutton Bustin' competition and the dance held at the Jaycee Barn after the event. All funds raised will be donated to the Division for Blind Services to be used for programs and camps for visually impaired children.

Parade, pageant to kick off Rattlesnake Round-Up events

March 7, 2013

Heath Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 55th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 8-10, 2013. 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.

Love’s Travel Stop opens today

March 7, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) in Sweetwater off I-20, Exit 242, will open their doors for business Thursday, March 7.
Love’s is a 24/7 operation featuring an Arby’s restaurant, gourmet coffee selection, a variety of fountain drinks, fresh fruit, name-brand snacks, travel items, gift merchandise and more. This location will also have 85 parking spaces for professional truck drivers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center on site.

Blotters for March 5, 2013

March 7, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 25 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Mar. 5, 2013.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle/credit card abuse — 400 block of W. Alabama.

Arrested by SPD:
• Eon Acorn, 18 — Warrant probation violation/possession of marijuana.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 14 calls for service, served 17 civil papers and made three arrests on Mar. 5, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Idris Kioki Taylor, 35, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

March 7, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 72. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we should see partly cloudy skies with a low around 51. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 25 mph.
What's the weather looking like throughout the Rattlesnake Roundup weekend? Visit weather.gov to find out.

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