Archive - Jun 7, 2011
The Georgia Pacific Sweetwater plant recently donated $1,200 to the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps. The BCMRC is a group of medically trained volunteers who provide medical and public health assistance to the community. The BCMRC is part of a nationwide network of local community volunteers with medical training and support personnel who work with such entities as police and fire departments, city and county governments, health departments, hospitals and medical schools to improve public health and ensure preparedness for and respond to medical emergencies.
Cancer Services Network announces plans to broadcast CancerCareâ€™s ConnectÂ® Workshop Cancer Survivorship: Living With, Though, and Beyond Cancer. The workshop will offer four sessions for cancer survivors and their loved ones. The information is primarily for cancer survivors who have recently completed their treatment, but some may find the information helpful even if they were treated a long time ago or are newly diagnosed. Cancer survivors, family members and friends have a chance to learn about cancer-related issues with others experiencing a cancer diagnosis.
Many attended the 2011 Nolan County Relay For Life event on Friday. Many local businesses sponsored the event and many held several fundraisers to help donate money to the American Cancer Society. Shown above are First Financial Bank team captain Mark Garcia, with Relay For Life Chairman Charlie Peek and Cindy Hamlin.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 113 calls for service, issued two citations and made four arrests from June 3-5, 2011.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 100 block of NW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 800 block of San Carlos.
â€˘Â Burglary â€”Â 900 block of Pecan.
â€˘Â Forgery â€”Â 800 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘Â Aggravated assault â€”Â 900 block of Poplar.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 700 block of W. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Antonio Flores, 39 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘Â Filemon Montoya, 56 â€”Â Family violence assault.
Funeral services for Freddie Riggan, 76, of Troy, Texas and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Elwyn Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at White Church Cemetery in Mulberry Canyon, Taylor County, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Riggan died Monday, June 6, 2011, in Temple.
Two of the five Sweetwater Little League teams in action Monday easily advanced after first-round victories at their single-elimination District 5 tournaments, each held at different Abilene locations.
The winners were the Major League Diamondbacks, who crushed the Breckenridge Giants 18-2; and the Minor League Reds, who cruised to a 14-1 victory over the Merkel Sluggers.
A total of 11 Sweetwater High School players have received all-District 5-3A baseball recognition for their play this past season.
Three players â€” senior pitcher Kris Mayes, sopho-more outfielder Ryan Linebaugh and freshman first baseman Greg Aiken â€” received first team all-district honors, while eight others are on the second team for Sweetwater: senior infielders Connor Stafford, Sterling Reeves and Cam-eron Fox, senior outfielder Tanner Crain, senior pitcher Larry Daniel, sophomore catcher Sean Morrow, sophomore outfielder Willie Norman and freshman pitcher Kaleb Hoover.
AUSTIN (AP) â€” Texas used six pitchers and smart base-running to beat Kent State 5-0 on Monday and win the NCAA Austin Regional.
The Longhorns (47-16) will host Arizona State in a three-game series in Austin beginning Friday.
Texas got its offense going in the bottom of the first when Tant Shepherd led off with a double and came around to score on a throwing error to give Texas a 1-0 lead.
Up 3-0 heading into the seventh, Texas shortstop Brandon Loy stole second base after singling through left field. Loy scored on the following play when Erich Weiss singled up the middle.