Archive - Jun 2011

June 8th

Twelve-foot cactus in Sweetwater

June 8, 2011

Lupe Bermea of Sweetwater has been growing a cactus for over 12 years now in her back yard and it has grown to 12 feet. She received the cactus from a family member who brought it to her as a gift.
Bermea did state that this past winter with the below zero temperatures, some lower sides of the cactus have been killed. Other than that, it has been doing great.
The cactus blooms yellow flowers during the months of May through June. It grows about a foot a year, as long as weather conditions remain reasonable during the winter time. She credits part of it to the rich soil of Sweetwater.

Staying physically fit with family fun

June 8, 2011

The sound of cardio equipment and iron clinking fills the air. The smell of exercise floor mats is like a catalyst which ignites one's desire to push themselves through a sweat-inducing workout. The gym is a great place to get in shape and better your physical health, but you don't have to have a club membership to be physically active everyday.

Viola Brumfield Benson

June 8, 2011

Viola Brumfield Benson, 96, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Odyssey House Hospice in Conroe, Texas after losing her battle with cancer.
Viola was born on May 25, 1915 in Longworth, Fisher County, Texas to Myrtle Montgomery and Harmon E. Brumfield and continued to live in the Nolan and Fisher County areas until 2006 when she moved to Parkside of Panorama in Willis, Texas to be closer to family.

Sweetwater Christian students display art

June 8, 2011

The students of Sweetwater Christian School are displaying their art work at the County-City Library on the bulletin board in the children's area for the month of June. The students were treated to a book reading from Library Director Becky Brock. The hours for the library are Monday from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

District 5 tournament results, schedules

June 8, 2011

MINOR LEAGUE
(Ages 9-10)
AT ABILENE SOUTHERN
First Round
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Wylie Yankees 13, Key City Yankees 3
Jim Ned Rangers 10, Sweet-water Astros 0
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Snyder Giants 10, Breckenridge Rangers 7
Abilene Cedar Creek Rattlers 12, Abilene Southern Tigers 11
Second Round
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
Wylie Yankees vs. Jim Ned Rangers, 6 p.m.
Snyder Giants vs. Abilene Cedar Creek Rattlers, 8 p.m.
AT ABILENE DIXIE
First Round
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Sweetwater Reds 14, Merkel Sluggers 1
Abilene Southern Red Raiders 13, Abilene Northern Blue Jays 3
TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Blotters for June 6, 2011

June 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on June 6, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 200 block of W. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of SW Georgia.
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Franklin, 27 — Warrant/failure to identify fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served nine civil papers and made two arrests on June 6, 2011.

June 7th

GP, Wal-Mart donate to BCMRC

June 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 to host workshop

June 7, 2011

Cancer Services Network announces plans to broadcast CancerCare’s Connect® 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 attend 2011 Nolan County Relay For Life

June 7, 2011

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.

Blotters for June 8, 2011

June 7, 2011

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.

Accidents:
• 100 block of NW Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Burglary — 900 block of Pecan.
• Forgery — 800 block of W. Alabama.
• Theft — 900 block of Lamar.
• Aggravated assault — 900 block of Poplar.
• Theft — 700 block of W. Fourth.

Arrested by SPD:
• Antonio Flores, 39 — Public intoxication.
• Filemon Montoya, 56 — Family violence assault.

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