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LDS luminary to help dedicate local chapel

February 24, 2011

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be in Big Spring Saturday and Sunday to dedicate the new Big Spring Chapel.

While it is rare for one of the three-member First Presidency (which is the presiding organization over the 14 million member worldwide church) to attend this kind of event, President Uchtdorf is making the trip because of his ties to the area.

Piano concert to benefit CARE fund

February 24, 2011

Italian pianist Francesco Attesti will lend a helping hand to the Crossroads area Friday, as the internationally acclaimed artist performs a concert benefitting the local CARE fund.

Set for 7:30 p.m. at the Hall Center for the Arts — located on the Howard College campus — the show will feature Attesti performing several works by Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, according to CARE fund spokesman and concert coordinator Tommy Churchwell.

“When we say he's internationally acclaimed, we mean it,” Churchwell said.

BSISD spellers heading to regional bee

February 24, 2011

Big Spring Independent School District spellers are hoping seven is a very lucky number this weekend.

BSISD will be represented by seven youngsters when they participate in the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Midland College campus.

The seven students qualified for Saturday's event by winning spelling contests at their respective campuses, said Robin Ritchey, BSISD spelling bee coordinator.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• DEBRA DENISE AUSBIE, 49, of 1501 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• AMANDA LEOS, 27, of 1504 Chickasaw, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for open container in a motor vehicle – passenger.
• DOUGLAS ARNOLD, 36, of 405 W. Seventh St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• RICKY RICARDO LOPEZ, 21, of 601 Caylor, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Freddie Mae White

February 24, 2011

Freddie Mae White, 97, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Baker’s Chapel AME Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Ruby Atkinson

February 24, 2011

Ruby “Miss Ruby” Atkinson, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Claudie Aaron

February 24, 2011

Claudie Aaron, 70, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were held Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Midland.

Stanley Louder

February 24, 2011

Stanley Louder, 59, of Midland died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Area boys' basketball playoff schedule

February 24, 2011

Boys, Area
Friday
Grady
vs. Anton
-7:30 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Big Spring vs. Kennedale
-8 p.m.
Breckenridge High School

Stanton vs. Bushland
-6 p.m.
Rip Griffin Center
Lubbock

Garden
City vs.
Dell City
- 8 p.m.
Monahans High School

Sands vs. Spur
- 6:30 p.m.
Post High School

Howard women need win, help for postseason berth

February 24, 2011

The Howard College women’s basketball team needs a lot of help as far as making the Region V Tournament is concerned. Head coach Earl Diddle knows that much.

In order to clinch a berth, the Hawks not only have to take care of Frank Phillips at 5:45 p.m. today in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, South Plains has to beat New Mexico Junior College and Midland College has to beat Odessa.

“We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do and then we’re at the hands of these other people, which is not a real good feeling,” Diddle said. “But that’s the position we’re in.”

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