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March 14th, 2011

Many enjoy Round-Up carnival

March 14, 2011

Many area residents, as well as many from around the United States and other countries, enjoyed visiting Wright’s Amusement Park during the 53rd Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Those attending enjoyed food and rides all weekend.

Colorectal cancer screening offered

March 14, 2011

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 31, 2011. 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. This test is your best insurance for detecting colorectal cancer when it may be easily cured by prompt treatment.

Goodwill announces board members

March 14, 2011

Goodwill-West Texas board of directors announces its board leadership for 2011: Hester Woods, Board Chair; Wesley Smith, Vice Chair; Dennis Gloyna, Treasurer; Myra Dean, Secretary; and Billie Berry, Past Chair
Board members include: Charles Black, Debbie Glandon, Gary Glenn, Sandra Gowens, Laura Madison, Peggy Manning, Leigh Ann Moore, Kevin New, Mindy Patterson.

March 12th

Sweetwater Jaycees know their stuff

March 12, 2011

Sweetwater Jaycee Rooster Ken Darnell shows spectators a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at the 53rd annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.

2011 Miss Snake Charmer visits with many

March 12, 2011

2011 Miss Snake Charmer Laney Wallace posed with many attendees of the 53rd annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. She is shown with Lifetime Jaycee, Tom Wideman.

Rattlesnake Round-Up attracts many

March 12, 2011

Every year the Sweet-water Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Sweetwater area from all over the globe. This surge of tourism brings with it lots of revenue for the city.
Area hotels are almost always full during the second week in March and restaurants are packed around the clock.
Since 1958, the world's largest rattlesnake round-up has been held in Sweetwater.

Medication cleanout planned for March 19

March 12, 2011

If your medicine cabinet hasn't been cleaned out in awhile (or ever), a chance to do so is coming up.
On Saturday, March 19, a Medication Cleanout will be held at the Sweetwater High School. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be done as a drive through.
Medication Cleanout was originated through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program with the Amarillo Independent School District and the Texas Panhandle Poison Center with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Set clocks forward for daylight saving time

March 12, 2011

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.

A Tribute at the Round-Up

March 12, 2011

A tribute to Terry Lane, Sweetwater Jaycee who recently passed away, was set up at the 53rd annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.

Businesses at the Round-Up

March 12, 2011

Several vendors set up each year at the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, including local businesses like DT Sorrells Saddlery of Sweetwater.

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