March 6th, 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.
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.
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.
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 dĂ©cor 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.
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.
â€˘ 400 block of E. Avenue D.
â€˘ 100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 700 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1100 block of W. Arkansas.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 300 block of Texas.
â€˘ Lost property â€”Â 1500 block of McCaulley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Gary Meador, 34 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Jessie NuĂ±ez, 23 â€” Driving while license invalid.
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.
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 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.
Sallyâ€™s business ventures included partnering in the Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in Hobbs, New Mexico, Marc drilling, and Dos Hermanes Ostrich Ranch.
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, 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 Slaterâ€™s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.