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February 23rd, 2013

Media Day begins Round-Up events

February 23, 2013

2013 Media Day for the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday, at the local Fortin Ranch. The Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants beheaded and skinned Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes and members of the Sweetwater Jaycees gave demonstrations about the snakes including safety tips when coming into contact with the snakes. The Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10.

NCF sets $33K goal for scholarship golf classic

February 23, 2013

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board announce their annual Golf Classic for Scholarships for Nolan County high school graduates has set a goal of raising $33,000 from its April 20, 2013 golf scramble. This event is scheduled for a 9 a.m. tee time at the Sweetwater Country Club.
In reaching this goal, the NCF will have awarded 200 scholarships of $1,000 each for Nolan County high school graduates to start their college careers at any Texas college or university. This year's golf scramble will be the ninth consecutive year for this worthwhile event.

New ordinance relating to food vendors

February 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, bringing many food vendors to town. Individuals and organizations cannot sell food to the public without a county health permit as required by State and County law. A new ordinance went into effective last November requiring all food vendors to renew permits yearly. This means food vendors at the Round-Up must fill out a new permit application prior to their inspection.

CARR, Chamber to furnish shuttle at Rattlesnake Round-Up

February 23, 2013

The date of the Sweetwater Jaycee’s World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Knife & Coin Show is fast approaching. The citizens of Sweetwater will welcome about 30,000 tourists during March 8-10.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is again furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel between the hotels, K-Mart parking lot and the Nolan County Coliseum. There will be a time schedule posted in each hotel and inside each bus.

Electronic tablet, smartphone training series targets farmers and ranchers

February 23, 2013

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct three workshops in February and March to introduce farmers and ranchers to electronic tablets and smartphones.
Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist at Lubbock, said the workshops, all with similar curriculums, have the common goal of teaching producers the basics of the comparatively new technologies.

Blotters for Feb. 21, 2013

February 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 21, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of SE Georgia.
• 200 block of E. Avenue A.

Calls for service:
• Duty on striking — 1900 block of Chester.
• Criminal mischief — 1800 block of E. 13th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Thomas Cox, 46 — Assault.
• Randall Wilson, 35 — Driving while license invalid.
• Melodey McWilliams, 27 — Public intoxication/criminal trespass.

February 22nd

RELIGION: First Presbyterian Church to host next Lenten Luncheon

February 22, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
A few years ago, I had the privilege of taking a mission trip to Greenland. One evening, I was sitting on a mountain overlooking 10 small lakes. The beauty was like a dream. I could hear the wind blowing softly, the birds nesting in the trees, and the ice cracking in the ocean. It was such an amazing site.
I have heard others speak of the same of the Sea of Galilee. They say it is one of the most beautiful bodies of water on earth and the old rabbis used to say that God created all the other seas, and then He created the Sea of Galilee just for Himself.  

Cornerstone Christian School invites community to Beat the Street for Little Feet

February 22, 2013

Now that the New Year has begun, Cornerstone Christian School has come up with an event to help the whole family get a good start on their health for 2013. Beat the Street for Little Feet will serve as a fun, healthy activity for the family to enjoy together while providing funds for the school’s expansion efforts.

Results returned from body found along I-20

February 22, 2013

The results from the body found in July along Interstate 20 in Sweetwater have returned from the University of North Texas (UNT) Center for Human Identification, according to Detective Lance Richburg with the Sweetwater Police Department.
The remains found belong to Gabriel Salinas, born March 29, 1948. His last known permanent address was in Gruver, Texas; however, Salinas worked and lived in different places throughout the area.

Pageant contestants attend tea

February 22, 2013

This year's Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants attended the pageant tea recently at Java Jax in Sweetwater.

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