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Archive - Nov 2, 2011

1-year-old’s condition serious, mom and boyfriend remain jailed

November 2, 2011

A local child remains listed in serious condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after law enforcement officials allege she was beaten by a 21-year-old Big Spring man.

A 1-year-old female who was initially taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and then later life-flighted to the Lubbock facility Friday remains in serious condition according to Eric Finley, communications manager for University Medical Center.

Relay for Life making move to Memorial Stadium

November 2, 2011

Another year of Relay For Life is bringing the same hope as always, but at the same time, it's changing things up a bit.

Relay For Life 2012 will be changing venues and take place April 20-21,2012 at Memorial Stadium instead of Blankenship Field from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

“We are making things different and changing it up this year,” said Manny Negron, 2012 event chair. The big announcement came during Tuesday night's community kick-off event.

VAMC renaming ceremony delayed

November 2, 2011

Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.

Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Zayda Stallings

November 2, 2011

Zayda Stallings, 4, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10: a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. She was born Sept. 11, 2007, in Midland, Texas, to Renea and Kenny Stallings. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

Willie Mae Brunson Harrison

November 2, 2011

Willie Mae Brunson Harrison, 92, of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the funeral home.

Charles E. Hamm

November 2, 2011

Charles E. Hamm, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.

LeRoy Perkins

November 2, 2011

LeRoy Perkins, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Evlyn Archer Coker

November 2, 2011

Evlyn Archer Coker, 95, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Michael Williams

November 2, 2011

Michael Williams, 39, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Garden City cross country heads to Arlington

November 2, 2011

The Garden City varsity girls cross country team took first place at the District 10-1A meet in Lamesa recently. Kamie Halfmann took first place overall, with Vanessa Cardenas and Magdaly Huerta close behind in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

Hannah Halfmann finbished in 12th place, Brylie Schaefer in 14th and Holly Halfmann in 25th. The Lady Kats will compete at the Regional II 1A meet Saturday Nov. 5 at Vandergriff Park in Arlington. Start time is 12:05 p.m. They are coached by Amy Hoch-Niehues.

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