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Archive - Apr 2011

April 29th

Dee's Trade Show opens two-day run Saturday

April 29, 2011

For those in need of some retail therapy, this weekend is perfect timing.

Dee’s Trade Show will be at the Howard County Fair Barn Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This marks the fifth year for the show, according to Denise McComb, owner.

“Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there are numerous gifts to be found,” McComb said. “There are lots of unique arts and crafts this year.”

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 29, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• STEVEN RAY EVANS, 22, of 1103 E. Sixth St., was arrested Thursday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a habitation.
• JOE LYNN PAYNE, 40, of Odessa, was arrested Thursday on charges of resisting arrest, search or transportation and public intoxication.
• REBECCA NICOLE RODRIQUEZ, 24, of 300 Furrh in Coahoma, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from another agency.

Foster families thanked

April 29, 2011

Fostering is about family and creating a special bond.

A World for Children, a foundation aimed at finding “forever families” for children referred through Child Protective Services, held an appreciation luncheon for its foster families Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

“Without foster families we wouldn't be an agency,” said Isaac Miramontes, foster home developer. “We truly appreciate what these families do for us.”

Mamie Madry

April 29, 2011

Mamie Madry, 100, of Arlington, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the the Rev. Gene Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Douglas Nichols

April 29, 2011

Douglas Nichols, 68, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in San Angelo. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Ken McMeans, pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating.

James Thomas Wilson

April 29, 2011

James Thomas Wilson, 29, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall.

M.A. 'Shorty' Barraza

April 29, 2011

M.A. "Shorty" Barraza, 75, of Stanton died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in a Big Spring hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

G.W. 'Bill' Birrell

April 29, 2011

G.W. "Bill" Birrell, 89, of Big Spring died Friday, April 29, 2011, in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Lady Steers sending quality, quantity to regional track meet

April 29, 2011

Big Spring High School girls' track coach Nick Roberson believes a window of opportunity is opening for his team.

The Lady Steers will send 10 athletes to the Region I-3A track meet, which starts Monday in Lubbock, and Roberson believes that large number is but a harbinger of things to come for the program.

Seniors Desiree Anderson and Chanvel Cuviello, juniors April Turner, Cerbi Ritchey and Bridgette Tuitt, sophomores Bianca Ryle and Jaycee Williams and freshmen Morgan Seaton, Donisha McGree and Dyrshae Vandervilt will represent BSHS at the regional meet.

Young Lady Buffs ready for regionals

April 29, 2011

FORSAN — Robert Hillger is hoping youth will be served at next week's Region I-2A track meet.

That's because Hillger, the girls' track coach at Forsan High School, will send a team dominated by freshmen — five of the eight team members who qualified for regionals are freshmen.

But just because the team is younger doesn't mean it isn't ready to compete at a high level.

“The quality here is much deeper than I've ever had,” said Hillger, who is in his sixth year at the helm of the program. “We don't have a few athletes who contribute — they're all pretty good.”

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