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February 20th, 2012

Ribbon cutting held for Sweetwater Auto-Tire

February 20, 2012

Big Boys Barbecue catered an Open House event for Sweetwater Auto-Tire’s new location at 700 E. Broadway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. A ribbon cutting was held prior to the Open House with Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present to congratulate the business on their new location. At the event were owners, Bill and Candy Jones, manager Manny Gutierrez, assistant manager Tommy Warner, clerk Irene Mendoza and Brittainy Minton.

February 18th

One more time

February 18, 2012

2011 Miss Snake Charmer Laney Wallace decapitates a rattlesnake at Media Day on Friday.

Yummy!

February 18, 2012

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Kathleen Campbell skins a rattlesnake with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Pascual Ortiz.

Say Cheese!

February 18, 2012

Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laura Duclos gets photographed with a rattlesnake around her neck with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers.

Jaycees preparing for Round-Up

February 18, 2012

Media Day for the Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Sweetwater Jaycees barn.
During the event, Jaycees showed the 2012 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants a demonstration of milking a rattlesnake. Jaycees were on hand to answer questions from the contestants about the snakes while helping the girls interact with the rattling reptiles.
The 2011 Miss Snake Charmer winner, Laney Wallace, began the annual tradition of decapitating and skinning the rattlesnakes, which led the way for this year's pageant contestants to also partake in the custom.

Emmanuel Fellowship to host free concert

February 18, 2012

If you’re not doing anything Monday night, Feb. 20, you might consider heading over to Emmanuel Fellowship Church located at 1419 Hailey Street for what’s sure to be a fun night. The Christian rock alternative band A Road Less Traveled from Lubbock, TX will be performing a free concert for all ages. A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2012 with new single release and music video of “Break My Fall” set for Feb. 23.

Goodwill to move to new location

February 18, 2012

In spite of some changes, the Sweetwater Goodwill is still taking donations at its current store while working toward the opening of a new location.
On the company's blog post from Wednesday morning, February 8, 2012, the Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was "temporarily closed due to major repair work.”
According to Goodwill-West Texas president Cindy Haley, the building--an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years--and roof were in dire need of repair.

Nolan County Hospital District to hold election

February 18, 2012

An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 12, 2012 for the purpose of selecting three (3) directors for the Nolan County Hospital District (District 1, 3 & 5).
Por la presente se ordena que se llevara a cabo una eleccion el 12 de Mayo, 2012 con el proposito de: elegir tres (3) directoras del condado de Nolan al Districto del Hospital (Districtos Uno, Tres, & Cinco).

February 17th

SHS culinary arts students take ServSafe exam

February 17, 2012

SHS (Sweetwater High School) Culinary Arts students recently took the ServSafe exam, a nationally recognized certification test. ServSafe teaches students about the importance of food safety, how to safely handle food, informing others about food safety knowledge and the dangers of food-borne illnesses and its prevention.
Shown are the students who earned ServSafe certification (from left to right) Javier Solano, Raelina Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, Diana Montes and Aaron Harris. The students are taught by SHS Family and Consumer Science teacher Carissa Atkins.

Production Tax Credit discussed at SEED meeting

February 17, 2012

The monthly meeting for the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) was held on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The annual audit report for the 2010-2011 fiscal year was presented by Cathy Wilks and approved by the board. A clean opinion was given as the year in review from a financial perspective was shared with the board, which noted the increase in sales tax numbers from the past year.

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