March 9th, 2013
Shown are members of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association Clinton McKeehan, Richard Acuna and Richard Spradlin at their food booth.
Sweetwater Jaycee Carla Hurd talks to Noah Brown and Mayme Brown about rattlesnakes.
Sweetwater Jaycee Ken Darnell shows the crowd a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at the 55th Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Sweetwater Reporter staff writer Melissa Winslow measures a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Mark Meneses.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 7, 2013.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢ Burglary of a habitation/assault â 400 block of E. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ George Underwood, 30 â Warrant.
â¢ Stanley Castillo, Jr., 17 â Evading arrest/detention.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served seven civil papers and made no arrest on Mar. 7, 2013.
Calls for service:
â¢Â Medical transport âÂ 200 block of Arizona.
Funeral services for Mary Kelley Kirk, 88, of Sweetwater, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
Kirk died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Ella Sedberry passed away March 8, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Pastor John Gentry officiating Interment will follow at Decker Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Ella was born April 29, 1917, in Ballinger to Ella and M. Walden. She married W.O. Sedberry April 1, 1938 who preceded her in death in 1978.
Ella was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Ollie Crain, Eppie Crain and Emma Lanier.
Rotan High School senior Kyndra Vaught was crowned Miss Snake Charmer 2013 during the Sweetwater Jaycees annual Miss Snake Charmer scholarship pageant Thursday night at the Municipal Auditorium. Vaught is the daughter of Jeff and Tricia Hurt of Rotan and Chance Vaught of Roby.
Vaught also won the talent portion of the competition with her rendition of Sara Evansâ âSuds in the Bucket,â which she sang and accompanied herself on guitar.
Logan Orozco, a senior at Ballinger High School, was selected as first runner-up by the judges. She is the daughter of Amy Michelle Gallant of Ballinger.
Rattlesnake Round-up weekend is full of fun and excitement, which can leave residents a little worn out. The Monday after it may seem a little harder to wake up, but to make matters worse, this weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time.
Saturday night when you lay down, after this long weekend, make sure to set your clocks one hour forward.