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Lady Steers win in OT, boys stumble in San Angelo

December 1, 2010

GREENWOOD — Cerbi Ritchey was the go-to player when it mattered most and Greenwood probably knew that.

The Rangerettes just couldn’t do much about it.

The Lady Steers edged Greenwood in a 45-41 victory on the road thanks to nine points in overtime , six of which were from Ritchey.

In total, Ritchey had 21 points and Mackenzie Stone had 11 to lead the way. Stone had a team-high seven rebounds and Diamond Mayes had six boards.

Mayes and Ritchey in the post is becoming a lethal combination for head coach Mike Warren.

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December 1, 2010

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2011 Relay for Life goal set at $195,000

December 1, 2010

The Howard-Glasscock Relay For Life has been exceeding expectations for years.

Now, if it can only avoid foul weather.

Relay For Life, a highly successful fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, will hold its 2011 event a week earlier than normal in hopes of avoiding rainy weather that has plagued the event in recent years, it was announced during a Tuesday night kickoff reception.

The 2011 RFL will be held May 6 and 7 at Blankenship Field, said Vickie Stewart and Diane Wood, co-chairs for the event.

Weekend full of holiday activities on tap

December 1, 2010

The Christmas season in Big Spring will start with a bang this weekend.

The Big Spring VA Medical Center will kick-start a weekend full of Christmas activities when it holds its 18th annual “Lighting of the Lights” ceremony Friday. The event, which will conclude with the lighting of thousands of lights decorating the hospital, will begin at 6 p.m.

Because of ongoing construction in the main lobby, the event will be moved to the hospital's out-patient lobby.

Organizers: Operation Christmas Child a huge success

December 1, 2010

When local coordinators with the annual Operation Christmas Child program set a goal to gather 775 goody-filled shoe boxes for children all over the globe, they hoped they would eclipse the number.

What they didn't plan on, however, was being able to overshoot the goal by nearly 250 shoe boxes, making this year's effort one of the most prolific in the program's local history.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 1, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• JUAN JOSE OLIVAREZ, 27, of 1302 Wright, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear.
• STEPHANIE ELAINE BAKER, 30, of 1601 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• MARCUS JOE ANDERSON, 29, of 1015 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Ross Beck

December 1, 2010

Ross Beck, 47, of Berwyn Heights, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at a Burtonsville, Md., nursing home after a brief illness with cancer. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park in Big Spring.

Weldon D. Peeples

December 1, 2010

Weldon D. Peeples, 78, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in a local hospital. In honor of Weldon's request, there will be no memorial service for him.

Festus McElreath

December 1, 2010

Festus McElreath, age 78, of Big Spiring, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending with Henderson Funeral Home of Coleman.

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