February 18th, 2012
Media Day for the Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Sweetwater Jaycees barn.
During the event, Jaycees showed the 2012 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestants a demonstration of milking a rattlesnake. Jaycees were on hand to answer questions from the contestants about the snakes while helping the girls interact with the rattling reptiles.
The 2011 Miss Snake Charmer winner, Laney Wallace, began the annual tradition of decapitating and skinning the rattlesnakes, which led the way for this year's pageant contestants to also partake in the custom.
FORT WORTH â€” Leona Brown, 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Funeral services took place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Interment followed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Leona McFaul Brown was born April 8, 1922, in Kaufman County to Clyde and Ada McFaul. She graduated from Roscoe High School and attended Texas Tech University. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dillard Brown.
If youâ€™re not doing anything Monday night, Feb. 20, you might consider heading over to Emmanuel Fellowship Church located at 1419 Hailey Street for whatâ€™s sure to be a fun night. The Christian rock alternative band A Road Less Traveled from Lubbock, TX will be performing a free concert for all ages.Â A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2012 with new single release and music video of â€śBreak My Fallâ€ť set for Feb. 23.
In spite of some changes, the Sweetwater Goodwill is still taking donations at its current store while working toward the opening of a new location.
On the company's blog post from Wednesday morning, February 8, 2012, the Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was "temporarily closed due to major repair work.â€ť
According to Goodwill-West Texas president Cindy Haley, the building--an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years--and roof were in dire need of repair.
An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 12, 2012 for the purpose of selecting three (3) directors for the Nolan County Hospital District (District 1, 3 & 5).
Por la presente se ordena que se llevara a cabo una eleccion el 12 de Mayo, 2012 con el proposito de: elegir tres (3) directoras del condado de Nolan al Districto del Hospital (Districtos Uno, Tres, & Cinco).
Sweetwater High School will field a young baseball team when it begins its 2012 season Tuesday at San Angelo Lake View.
Only three seniors â€” none of whom held a starting spot a year ago â€” are on the roster. And of the 12 underclassmen, only five either started or got a significant amount of varsity playing time in 2011.
But those five players all earned first- or second-team all-district recognition, and two of them â€” outfielder Ryan Linebaugh and catcher Sean Morrow â€” are entering their third year as varsity starters.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at San Angelo Lake View (season openers), 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at Clyde starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Sweetwater JV boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity hosts tournament at Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
Sweetwater JV teams at Midland tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
SHS (Sweetwater High School) Culinary Arts students recently took the ServSafe exam, a nationally recognized certification test. ServSafe teaches students about the importance of food safety, how to safely handle food, informing others about food safety knowledge and the dangers of food-borne illnesses and its prevention.
Shown are the students who earned ServSafe certification (from left to right) Javier Solano, Raelina Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, Diana Montes and Aaron Harris. The students are taught by SHS Family and Consumer Science teacher Carissa Atkins.
The monthly meeting for the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) was held on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The annual audit report for the 2010-2011 fiscal year was presented by Cathy Wilks and approved by the board. A clean opinion was given as the year in review from a financial perspective was shared with the board, which noted the increase in sales tax numbers from the past year.
A new local organization is planning their program and preparing for their first big fundraiser.
In late 2011, the Auxiliary to the Sweetwater Fire Fighters Association (SFFA) was organized. The group is made up of the wives of firefighters who are currently members of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association, local 2943.
"Our purpose is to cooperate with and contribute to the accomplishments of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association," said program organizers.