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March 9th, 2012

Immediate snakebite treatment imperative to health

March 9, 2012

As Sweetwater celebrates the festivities of the 54th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-up, local snakes will also begin to emerge from winter hibernation. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) urges the community to know how to respond to snakebites.
Many different types of snakes can be found in Nolan County; some with poisonous venom that can have debilitating or even deadly consequences.

Remember to set clocks forward

March 9, 2012

Rattlesnake Round-up weekend is full of fun and excitement, which can leave residents a little worn out. The Monday after it may seem a little harder to wake up, but to make matters worse, this weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time.
Saturday night when you lay down, after this long weekend, make sure to set your clocks one hour forward.

Blotters for March 7, 2012

March 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests on March 7, 2012.

The SPD received 31, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1400 block of Hughes.
• Assault — 1400 block of Hughes.

Arrested by SPD:
• Shawn Garza, 20 — Purchase/furnish alcohol.
• Elio Garza, 24 — Purchase/furnish alcohol.
• Christina Delacruz, 31 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on March 7, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

March 8th

WTCAC hosts Chamber Coffee

March 8, 2012

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.

Free colorectal cancer screening offered at SNCHD

March 8, 2012

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.  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.

Parade, pageant kick off Round-Up events

March 8, 2012

Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual World’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 now open

March 8, 2012

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.

Blotters for March 6, 2012

March 8, 2012

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:
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.

Arrested by SPD:
• Eric Brown, 24 — Warrants.
• Michael Ellison, 51 — 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:
• Michael Dewayne Green, 50, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

March 7th

Changes made to Round-Up to alleviate traffic, make a safer event

March 7, 2012

This weekend the Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesn’t come together without preparation. Meetings about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place nearing the event to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.

DECA students attend state competition conference

March 7, 2012

Sweetwater High School's DECA, a competitive business and marketing organization, chapter recently attended the state competition conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Two teams, consisting of four students, have advanced to the international competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. ICDC, (International Career Development Conference), invites qualifying students from all 50 states, several American territories, and a number of Canadian territories to attend the conference to compete, attend leadership conferences and earn scholarships.

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