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June 6th, 2011
Local cancer survivors walked the first lap, the â€śSurvivor Walkâ€ť at the 2011 Nolan County Relay For Life. Family and friends followed after the first lap. Many activities took place at the event including live music by Bitter Creek and Static Pulse and a performance by Team Chip Tae Kwon Do. Fundraisers were also held at the event to add to the money raised for the cause.
On Saturday, June 11th, John S. Young of Sweetwater, Texas, will be installed as chairman of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute. He previously has served as vice chair. The Institute promotes and supports the administration of justice in Texas, particularly through the continuing legal education of criminal defense lawyers and staff. TCDLEI also provides scholarships to continuing legal education seminars for deserving attorneys actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases.
Five homes were featured on the Home and Outdoor Living Area Tour sponsored by the Womenâ€™s Forum and held as a benefit for the Pioneer Museum on Sunday afternoon.
The only home entirely up for view was the C.D. Boyd home at 1600 Morris. The uniquely decorated home featured black accents throughout, artwork Boyd has collected from his travels, and varying ceiling heights of 14, 12, 11 and 9 feet.
Enrique Lombrana Gamez, Sr. 61, of Sweetwater, was arrested on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The federal charge stated that Gamez and others, "aiding and abetting one another, knowingly possessed with intent to distribute 549.45 pounds (249.75 Kilograms) of marijuana, a Schedule I substance.â€ť
First Financial Bank President/CEO Kirby Andrews kissed a pig on the lawn at FFB on Thursday afternoon. First Financial Bank officers â€” as a Relay For Life fundraiser â€”each had cans set up at the bank for donations to be taken. Customers, family and friends put money into the personâ€™s can that they most wanted to see kiss a pig. Andrews raised the most money for the fundraiser, raising a total of $158.11. FFB raised a total of $385.55 for Relay For Life. The Nolan County Relay For Life event will begin tonight at 7 p.m.
A check was presented to Division for Blind Services in Abilene by the Ridin' For Cash Bull Bash foundation. Shown are Matt Miles with Case and Cash Miles, Annie Miles and Stetson Rasberry, making the presentation to representatives of DBS. According to event coordinator Annie Miles, over 1,500 people that came through the front door of the Nolan County Coliseum for the event this year raising a total of $11,026. Last year, The Ridin' For Cash Bull Bash raised $5,714 that was used to purchase Braille books for local school libraries.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on June 1, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Family violence assault, impede breath/circulation â€” 400 block of Neff.
â€˘Â Forgery financial instrument â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Adon Reyna, 34 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served four civil papers and made three arrests on June 1, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 197 calls for service, issued 18 citations and made eight arrests from May 27-30, 2011.
The SPD received 141, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘Â 700 block of Lamar.
â€˘Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Assault â€” 400 block of E. 12th.
â€˘Â Stolen vehicle â€” 1000 block of Brand.
â€˘Â Theft â€” 300 block of Bowie.
â€˘Â Assault â€” 500 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘Â Theft â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘Â Missing personâ€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘Â Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘Â Burglary â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
A flag raising ceremony was held at the Nolan County Courthouse on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The Nolan County Honor Guard is shown during the ceremony. Several wreaths were laid next to the World War II memorial at the courthouse. The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Sweetwater hosted a coffee and donut fellowship after the ceremony.
Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Thursday, June 2. A bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other will be parked in front of the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. The bloodmobiles come to Sweetwater every eight weeks, which is how often whole blood can be donated. Donors who give blood every eight weeks help prevent blood shortages.