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March 12th, 2012

Two blood drives in Sweetwater on March 15

March 12, 2012

The Meek Blood Center bloodmobiles will be at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Lions Club building on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from noon until 6 p.m.
Meek Blood Center recently revised their guidelines regarding many medications and medical conditions, which will qualify more people as blood donors. Those who have been deferred for medications and medical conditions in the past are asked to call 325-670-2798 to inquire about eligibility.

Drunk drivers beware on Spring Break

March 12, 2012

Texas Highway Patrol troopers will increase patrols and crack down on drunk drivers during a special enforcement effort over Spring Break.
The increased patrols will be in effect across the state from March 10 to March 18 in high-risk locations during the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The patrols are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation targeting impaired driving.

March 10th

Children’s Art Show held at County-City Library

March 10, 2012

The Artist of the Month of March at the County-City Library is not just one person with a specific kind of art.
There are actually 153 Artists of the Month, featuring a wide variety of media styles.
The West Texas Art Guild recently sponsored a Children's Art Show at the local library, with the youngest artist being three years old spanning all the way to 18 years old. The applicants were broken down into five age groups (3-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-14 years; and 15-18 years).

AAAHHH!!! Snaaake!

March 10, 2012

Some came to the 54th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up to conquer their fear of snakes.

Snakes, snakes and more snakes

March 10, 2012

The 54th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held March 9-11, at the Nolan County Coliseum where thousands of people from all over the United States and beyond visited the small town of Sweetwater to see what the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is all about. Shown above is Sweetwater Jaycee Donnie Willman in the demonstration pit at the Round-Up.

Ten dogs available for adoption

March 10, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has 10 dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female collie mix, female Labrador mix, male Husky, male Labrador/pit bull mix, male pug and a female boxer and her four puppies.
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.

Green pleads guilty

March 10, 2012

Blotters for March 8, 2012

March 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on March 8, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Accidents:
• 1200 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
• Jessie McDonald, 25 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served five civil papers and made no arrests on March 8, 2012.
Calls for service:
• Alarm — FM 89.
• Medical transport — E. Arizona.
• Vehicle accident — I-20 MM 260-261 east bound.
Total in Custody: 34

Recipe of the Week: Tantalizing Tomato Tidits

March 10, 2012

Family Features
Great appetizers are full of flavor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it. To get that balance, look to fresh, flavorful ingredients like Florida tomatoes.
Ripe tomatoes add beautiful color, great taste, and a host of healthy nutrients — like vitamin C — to any appetizer. Chef Justin Timineri, known as the Florida Chef, and Florida Tomatoes have created some mouthwatering appetizer recipes using the versa­tile, tantalizing tomato.

Josephine M. Grimes to speak at Aglow

March 10, 2012

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