March 8th, 2012
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so 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 15, 2012.Â 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.
Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual Worldâs 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.
Texas Chicken, located at 2014 Lamar in Sweetwater, is now open. Along with chicken, they also serve shrimp, fish, liver and gizzards. For more information or to inquire about job opportunities, call 235-1663. Texas Chicken is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued six citations and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Disorderly conduct âÂ 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Eric Brown, 24 â Warrants.
â˘ Michael Ellison, 51 â Deadly conduct/resisting arrest.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on March 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ Michael Dewayne Green, 50, of Sweetwater â Judgment.
Willie Ruth (Bahlman) Teague ended her 91-year earthly journey and was promoted to glory on March 7, 2012. She passed away in Duncan, Okla., after a brief illness.
Willie Ruth was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Winters, Runnels County, Texas, to Otto and Lena Bahlman. She was married to Philip E. Teague, her husband of 68 years, in Wilmeth, Texas, on Dec. 19, 1943. The family moved to Sweetwater, Texas, in 1948, where they lived south of the city until 2010 when they moved to Oklahoma to be near their son.
Sweetwater, TX â Glenn Franklin McCullough, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Lubbock Covenant Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held one hour before service time on Saturday.
Martha âJoâ Chiofalo went to join the Lord on March 7, 2012, after passing away in Sweetwater, TX. She was born in Nolan County, TX, on Oct. 14, 1924, and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1941. She was married to Lawrence Chiofalo on March 11, 1967, in Connecticut. Mr. Chiofalo was a war hero, having survived the Pearl Harbor attack, helping numerous fellow servicemen to safety. Mr. Chiofalo previously predeceased Mrs. Chiofalo in death.
Sweetwater won three of its four softball games at the Big Spring tournament this past weekend, and is now 9-5 overall heading into the teamâs final two pre-district contests this weekend.
First-year coach Bobby Williamsâ squad started out bracket play at Big Spring by shutting out Levelland 9-0 and Forsan 10-0, then beat Lamesa 8-5 before losing to Odessa High 5-1 and then falling to Hawley, 5-4, in the championship game of the Silver Bracket.
These 14 Sweetwater High School boys will compete in the Region I, Division 2 powerlifting meet this Friday in Sundown. Seated from left are Kendall Rea, Johnathan Browning, Angel Caballero, Kyle Lambert, Mateo Gonzales, Sam Nemir, Anthony Palacios, Jay Lomas, Donald Baker, Austin Marlett; standing, Alex Garcia, Bray Amos, Ryan Linebaugh and Chase Saunders.
This weekend the Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be back in full force. The biggest event that West Texas and the world knows doesnât come together without preparation. Meetings about the Rattlesnake Round-Up took place nearing the event to discuss parking, tours and other aspects that need to be addressed.