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March 6th, 2012

Food vendors must have permits at Round-Up

March 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, and this event brings many temporary food vendors. A temporary food vendor is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. All temporary food vendors should have a copy of their last inspection form visible to customers. The public can help control unpermitted individuals and organizations from selling food by asking if they are permitted.

Rounding up those rattlesnakes

March 6, 2012

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hunters have been busy preparing to turn in their pounds of the snake for the 54th annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up to take place this weekend.
Shown above are Nick Sorrells and Darrell Sorrells hunting the snakes at Young Ranch in Roscoe. Also assisting in the hunt were Gabriel Galvan and Pascual Ortiz.

WTCAC to host Chamber Coffee

March 6, 2012

The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host this month's Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at their office, located at 317 Oak Street.

Open House at Open Window

March 6, 2012

The Open Window, located at 316 Oak Street, hosted an Open House last week with many in attendance. The boutique specializes in the latest fashion trends, home décor and shabby chic vintage finds.
Owner Stacey Borders said, "I have always had a passion for fashion and accessories. When Cox Jewelers decided to close, I decided to begin this new venture."
The store is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They can be reached at 325-933-4198.

Blotters for March 2-4, 2012

March 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued eight citations and made five arrests from March 2-4, 2012.

The SPD received 61, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of E. Avenue D.
• 100 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Bowie.
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of W. Arkansas.
• Theft — 300 block of Texas.
• Lost property — 1500 block of McCaulley.

Arrested by SPD:
• Gary Meador, 34 — Public intoxication.
• Jessie Nuñez, 23 — Driving while license invalid.

Violet (Janssen) Panzer

March 6, 2012

Violet (Janssen) Panzer died on March 6, 2012, in Arlington, Tx. Services will we held at 11 a.m. on March 10, 2012 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Abilene, Texas, 4933 South 7th Street, with Rev. LaVerne Janssen officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home, Sweetwater, Tx.

Virgie June Crawford

March 6, 2012

Funeral services for Virgie June Crawford, 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Crawford died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.

Sally Bradford

March 6, 2012

Sally Bradford died, Monday, March 5, 2012. A private graveside will be held, Monday, March 19, with Father Dennis Bosley, officiating.
Sally was born Dec. 21, 1948, in Sweetwater, Texas. She moved with her parents to Lovington, New Mexico during high school. She graduated from Lovington High, and attended Eastern New Mexico University. She then worked for the Governor of New Mexico, in Santa Fe.
Sally’s business ventures included partnering in the Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in Hobbs, New Mexico, Marc drilling, and Dos Hermanes Ostrich Ranch.

Ricky Rivera

March 6, 2012

Graveside services for Ricky Rivera, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Val Morin will be officiating.
Rivera died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Dec. 1, 1964, in Sweetwater. He married Kelli Ensminger on June 25, 1989, in Sweetwater. Ricky worked for Mercer Well Services in the oil field and was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He had moved back to Sweetwater two years ago from Arlington, Texas.

Martha Edna Scarborough

March 6, 2012

Martha Edna Scarborough, age 94, of Arlington, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ with Mike Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow at Slater’s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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