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March 10th, 2012
Some came to the 54th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up to conquer their fear of snakes.
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.
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 Sweetwaterâ€™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.
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.
â€˘ 1200 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jessie McDonald, 25 â€” 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:
â€˘ Alarm â€”Â FM 89.
â€˘Â Medical transport â€”Â E. Arizona.
â€˘Â Vehicle accident â€”Â I-20 MM 260-261 east bound.
Total in Custody: 34
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 â€” like vitamin C â€” to any appetizer. Chef Justin Timineri, known as the Florida Chef, and Florida Tomatoes have created some mouthwatering appetizer recipes using the versaÂtile, tantalizing tomato.
Kayla Chowning was crowned Miss Snake Charmer Thursday night at the Municipal Auditorium. A sophomore at Sweetwater High School, she is the daughter of Wayne and Ann-G Chowning. Pageant coordinators said she is one of the youngest contestants to have won the title.
Another scam has hit the Sweetwater community in the form of donation jars being placed at several local businesses.
As Sweetwater celebrates the festivities of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™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.