June 9th, 2011
Four Little League teams from Sweetwater are scheduled to resume play with second-round games today at their respective District 5 tournaments that are being held in Abilene.
Gaylord's Pantry, the Sweetwater and Nolan County food pantry that provides emergency food supplies to Sweetwater and Roscoe area families in need, has received a $1,000 donation from Tenaska, Terry Hendley has announced.
"On behalf of First United Methodist Church and the Ministerial Alliance, I want to thank Tenaska for this generous contribution to our food pantry organization," he said. "This donation will help provide needed nutrition to hundreds of families in our region."
Goodwill West Texas will host a Veteran Outreach Workshop for veterans, spouses of veterans, surviving spouses of veterans and those who have been honorably discharged.
The informative workshop is planned for 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Texas Workforce Commission building in Sweetwater, located at 1105 Bell Street (the old PPI building).
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.
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, 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.
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.
AT ABILENE SOUTHERN
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
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
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Sweetwater Reds 14, Merkel Sluggers 1
Abilene Southern Red Raiders 13, Abilene Northern Blue Jays 3
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
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:
â€¢Â Burglary of a building â€”Â 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 100 block of SW Georgia.
â€¢Â Family violence assault â€”Â 1000 block of Lamar.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Robert Franklin, 27 â€”Â 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.
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.