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‘Be a Star’ will benefit elderly and disabled

December 2, 2011

With so many worthwhile causes trying to make the holiday season happy for people from all walks of life, Adult Protective Services is hoping area gift-givers will look to a slightly different demographic at Christmas.

Part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Adult Protective Services began the "Be a Star" program this week, collecting Christmas gifts for the area's elderly and disabled.

Unique gifts available at Canterbury

December 2, 2011

A tradition 20 plus years in the making continues this year when Canterbury hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar.

Area residents can take advantage of a unique shopping experience from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1700 S. Lancaster.

“This is a great place to bring grandma shopping,” Executive Director Shannon M. Nabors said.

Homer 'Lee' Williford Jr.

December 2, 2011

Homer “Lee” Williford Jr., 63, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Wes Massey, pastor of First Baptist Church of Coahoma, officiating.

He was born May 10, 1948, in Big Spring to Evelyn and Homer Williford Sr. He was a general contractor, a lifetime resident of Howard County and a Baptist.

Alejandra 'Ale' Smithwick Doporto

December 2, 2011

Alejandra 'Ale" Smithwick Doporto, 69, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her son’s residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Little Rock, Ark., to Gregoria and Albert Smithwick Sr. She lived most of her life in Big Spring, except for the last 21 years in Odessa. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Teri Nall

December 2, 2011

Teri Nall, 54, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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