Archive - 2010
With low temperatures expected to dip into the lower 40s this weekend â€” and expected to continue falling by midweek â€” many area residents will firing-up their heating units, a task local officials say could turn dangerous if certain precautions aren't taken.
Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said the first cold-snap of the fall season usually signals an upswing in the number of fire- and smoke-related calls he and the firefighters with the Big Spring Fire Department respond to.
Howard County election officials say early voting totals are down compared to the 2006 contest, but are hopeful for a strong turnout Tuesday when polls open at 7 a.m.
By mid-Friday, early voting totals were almost 500 ballots down compared to the 2006 general election, according to Howard County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, accounting for approximately 17 percent of the registered voters in the county.
STANTON â€” With a playoff spot on the line, the Stanton Buffaloes took care of business.
Stanton's 42-20 win over Forsan Friday in Stanton clinched a playoff spot for head coach John Peterson's squad. The Buffs earned the last spot right behind Idalou and Coahoma (those two teams play for a possible share of the district title next week). Stanton will finish up at Anson in Week 10.
â€śThis is one of the goals we've had all year,â€ť Peterson said. â€śOf course, we want to finish it out with another victory against Anson. This puts us in the playoffs, now we'll finish out the season next week.â€ť
Cresencio (Chencho) Ontiveros, 73, of Sand Springs died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Midland Select Specialty Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. tonight at Myers & Smith Chapel. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Coahoma Cemetery.
Leota M. Gillit, 92, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Woodrow with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Bapist Church, officiating.
Valerie Beth White, 48, of Big Spring entered into rest Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel with Derrick Looney of Forsan Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
No one for Stanton is paying attention to Forsan's 61-0 loss to Idalou and 56-0 loss to Coahoma the past two weeks.
Stanton head coach John Peterson knows when the Forsan Buffaloes get a shot at his Buffaloes, the same team that took those two losses won't be on the field. Forsan will be better than its record shows, he said.
â€śIt's a rivalry game,â€ť Peterson said. â€śWe were both in Class A together the last couple of years. I know the Forsan are going to get up to play for us.
COAHOMA â€” Coahoma has always been home for head coach Trey Gardner. When the alumnae was hired in June, he let it be known that not much had changed.
â€śSomebody when they first hired me said, 'Welcome to being a Bulldog,'â€ť he said. â€śI told them, 'I've been a Bulldog for a very, very long time.' I never quit being a Bulldog.â€ť
With that proclamation in mind, it's only fitting Gardner is the coach to get the Bulldogs back in the playoffs after two consecutive 5-5 seasons.