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February 25th, 2012
Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™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.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€”Â 400 block of W. Louisiana.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Justin Cole, 22 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Ricardo Guzman, 22 â€” Burglary of a habitation.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served four civil papers and made zero arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Animal control â€”Â I-20 MM 227 west bound.
â€˘Â Prisoner transport â€”Â Plainview.
Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country next month for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 14 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a Westie mix puppy.
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 pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The trial for Jill Frizzell has been set for Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the 32nd Judicial District Court. Frizzell was indicted for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Frizzell attempted to possess an increased quantity of a controlled substance, namely Zopiclone, by misrepresentation or deception. The date of offense was July 17, 2010.
Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Open Door Child Development Center in Roscoe has been honored with the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you do not have a church home we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We will have "High Attendance Day" in Sunday school this week. We are working and praying for 85 in attendance. Try to join us if you can.
Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show â€śCiao Italia,â€ť knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. It adds a delicious splash of flavor
to any recipe. As a rule of thumb, she says, substitute an equal amount of olive oil for other cooking oils.
Here are some more of her tips for eating deliciously with Filippo Berio
A man with a history of peeping on women in private places was arrested after being found lurking in a women's dorm at Abilene Christian University.
It happened at ACU's Gardner Hall over the weekend. Campus police arrested 40-year-old Jeremy Jacques on a charge of criminal trespass. Some of the dorm's residents say they had no idea a strange man was able to make it inside the building.
"It's kind of scary to know that people can come into your dorm without even knowing," said ACU freshman Linsey Thut.
Sweetwater High School's DECA chapter, a business competition organization, will be heading to Corpus Christie to compete in the state level competition. Listed in order from left to right are (first row) Kaylen Whittenburg, Hailey Wilkinson, Belinda Hefner, Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Chris Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, (second row) Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Luther Alejandro Garcia and (third row) Cesar Arellano.