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June 3rd, 2011

Bank CEO kisses a pig

June 3, 2011

First Financial Bank President/CEO Kirby Andrews kissed a pig on the lawn at FFB on Thursday afternoon. First Financial Bank officers — as a Relay For Life fundraiser —each had cans set up at the bank for donations to be taken. Customers, family and friends put money into the person’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.

Check presented to DARS Division for Blind Services

June 3, 2011

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.

Blotters for June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

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:
• Family violence assault, impede breath/circulation — 400 block of Neff.
• Forgery financial instrument — Sweetwater area.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
• Adon Reyna, 34 of Sweetwater — 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:

June 2nd

Lamoin Collier

June 2, 2011

Lamoin Collier, age 70, of Inadale, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. 
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Loraine Cemetery with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

Virginia Elliott Hefner

June 2, 2011

Virginia Elliott Hefner, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Earl Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

Candelario Valles Moreno

June 2, 2011

February 2, 1937-June 2, 2011
Candelario Valles Moreno was born in McQueeny, TX. He worked for the City of Sweetwater in the Water Department as a Back Hoe Operator and he retired in 1997 from the City of Sweetwater. He attended First Baptist Church. Candelario was a wonderful father and grandfather and a great friend of Sweetwater. He was known to many by Candy or Henry and loved by all. He will be greatly missed.

June 1st

Blotters for June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

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.

Accidents:
• 200 block of SE Georgia.
• 700 block of Lamar.
• 100 block of S. Hopkins.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 400 block of E. 12th.
• Stolen vehicle — 1000 block of Brand.
• Theft — 300 block of Bowie.
• Assault — 500 block of Robert Lee.
• Theft — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Missing person— 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Gloria J. Pool

June 1, 2011

Gloria J. Pool, age 82, of Sweetwater, TX, passed away May 31, 2011. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Blackwell, TX to O.A. and Ladonia Johnson. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed arts and crafts sewing and bingo. She was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Gloria J. Pool

June 1, 2011

Gloria J. Pool, age 82, of Sweetwater, TX, passed away May 31, 2011. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Blackwell, TX to O.A. and Ladonia Johnson. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed arts and crafts sewing and bingo. She was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

May 31st

Nolan County celebrates Memorial Day

May 31, 2011

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.

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