Archive - May 2011
Big Spring High Schoolâs Bridgette Tuitt and Desiree Anderson placed 1-2 in the Class 3A long jump Friday at the University Interscholastic League State Track Meet.
Classmate Mike Menefield took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump.
A more detailed report will be upcoming in the Herald. The state meet was to conclude Saturday.
A list of results involving local and area athletes follows.
3A LONG JUMP:
ODESSA â Forsanâs Lady Buffs ran into a buzzsaw here Friday and fell to Alpine 14-1 in Game 1 of its quarterfilal playoff series.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the same location. Game 3, if necessary, was to follow 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.
The series was being played at Odessa High School Field near Ratliff Stadium.
LUBBOCK â Coach Jason Phillips was disappointed his Buffaloes werenât moving on the playoffs after Fridayâs 6-2 loss to Bushland but he certainly wasnât disappointed in his players.
âWe played two solid games against last yearâs state finalist. Bushland is a great 2A baseball team and our guys went out and proved that we could play with them,â Coach Phillips said. âItâs disappointing to lose, but we had a great year. Iâm proud of our guys.â
Itâs time for the 2011 Boy Scouts of America Spring Information Night.
Representatives from the Boy Scouts will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at 610 Scurry Street to provide information about the different programs the Boy Scouts of America offer.
Throughout the evening information will be provided from volunteers of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, aviation exploring, fire service exploring and venturing.
Itâs all about never forgetting our dreams, at least thatâs what Sara Goza portrays in her award winning painting, âDreams.â
âOur dreams are something that everyone needs to keep in mind,â Goza said. âEven though we may look back on them and think they are silly, at one time they were important.â
Goza, a senior at Big Spring High School, entered her piece, along with three other Big Spring students to the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for Texas District 19.
Information pertaining to alleged illegal campaign contributions accepted by a pair of candidates vying for seats on the Big Spring City Council this weekend was turned over Friday to local law enforcement on the advice of legal officials with the Texas Press Association.
According to campaign finance reports filed with City Hall, Marcus Fernandez, candidate for District 1 in Saturdayâs city elections, and James Glen Carrigan, who is running for the District 3 seat, both accepted contributions from two corporations, Quad A Inc. and Hydro Dynamics.
Former Big Spring resident Mark J. Silen has had his book âThe Perfect Time, the Universal Calendarâ published. The book details a simple method of marking time. The system consists of 52 weeks, times 7 days equals 364 days. Silen is a resident of San Angelo. His book is available online and at most major bookstores.
Petra âPatsyâ Torres, 52, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Funeral services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ira Elmo âIkeâ Wasson, 67, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joe Hernandez officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Glennie V. Cain, 89, of Stanton died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Midland. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. David Harp officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at the funeral home.