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.
Graveside services for Wanda Jhynelle Brumfield, 90, of Sweetwater will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery, with the Rev. James Baker officiating and McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater on Monday, June 6, 2011 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Brumfield died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Sweetwater Healthcare.
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:
Lamoin Collier, age 70, of Inadale, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Loraine Cemetery with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Virginia Elliott Hefner, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Earl Stewart officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â