February 19th, 2011
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Laney Wallace speaks with Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham at 2011 Media Day.
2011 Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Ashley Stevenson cuts the head off of a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake before skinning it on Media Day.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Carly Johnson skins a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake on Media Day while other contestants, Laney Wallace and Erica Rea, look on.
Miss Snake Charmer pageant contestant Tori Adams touches a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day.
2011 Media Day for the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at a local hunting lodge. The Miss Snake Charmer pageant will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 and the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be Friday, March 11-13, 2011. Sweetwater Jaycees David Sager and Riley Sawyers teach the crowd safety around Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Media Day.
In January, Portia Linebaugh, nurse at Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS), Linda Kite at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) and Alice Velez with the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetes Outreach Program conducted their annual diabetes screening/survey at the fourth grade level. There are approximately 200 fourth grade students at SIS and 110 students participated in the screening.
CĂ©sar Caro, Rotary District 5130 Governor will present a district report at the Sweetwater Rotary Club meeting at noon on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Texas State Technical College in the meeting room north of the cafeteria. Caro is the first Rotary District Governor from Sweetwater in 39 years.
Grace Legate Kreger Bernard passed away on Feb. 16, 2011.
Grace was born on April 8, 1913 to Willis Kreger and Amanda Legate Kreger. Her father was a minister at the Burkburnet, TX Church of Christ and Amanda was a teacher, both educated at Gunter Christian College and Thorp Springs Christian College. Grace was the oldest of four children and later two half sisters. She attended grade school at Tioga, TX, graduating from Burkburnet High School in 1930.
Eva Jacques, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria AcuĂ±a.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic ChurchÂ
with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Eldorado-Auti "Sonny" Turner, 77, of Eldorado, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Austin. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.