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Archive - Jun 2011

June 25th

Shirley O. Farrace

June 25, 2011

After spending 81 years on this earth, Shirley O. Farrace passed away peacefully after a short illness in the evening hours of June 23, 2011.
A celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Benson officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home.

Smith engagement

June 25, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Smith II of Cleburne, announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Smith, to Caleb Hollingshead of Big Spring. 
The bride-elect graduated from Cleburne High School in 2002 and Texas A&M University in College Station in 2006. In 2009, she graduated from Texas Tech School of Law and currently works for a law firm in Fort Worth. 

Lee engagement

June 25, 2011

Maegan Lee and Rory Gammons announce their engagement.
Maegan is the daughter of Ray and Peggy Lee of Coahoma. She is employed by Back in Motion Chiropractic as a chiropractic assistant.
Rory is the son of Larry and Lana Gammons of Big Spring. He is employed by Howard County.
Both are graduates of Coahoma ISD and live in Coahoma.
Rory will complete the family of Maegan Lee and her daughter Raelynn Lee Sept. 17, 2011.

Adams Engagement

June 25, 2011

Michael and Leatrice Adams announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Dawn Adams to Brett Carson Mimms, son of Clay and Reta Mimms of Ima, N.M.
Misty is the granddaughter of O.V. and Lucy Glaze and the late L.D. and Fern Adams of Stanton.
Brett is the grandson of Pete and Bobbye Mimms of Shallowater, and W.T. Settle and the late Maxine Settle of Abernathy.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Lubbock Christian University with a bachelor degree in agriculture science. She is employed with Rusty's Oilfield in Stanton.

June 24th

BSISD committee wrestles with redistricting

June 24, 2011

As the old saying goes, the devil's in the details.

Drawing new district maps for a governmental entity is a concept that sounds fairly simple on the surface — take your total population, divide it by the number of representatives, then reshape the boundaries so that each district has roughly the same number of residents.

Annual stargazing party Saturday

June 24, 2011

Area stargazers will have plenty to look at Saturday when the Big Spring State Park holds its annual Stargazing Party atop the historic Scenic Mountain.

Park Manager Ron Alton said there will be several interesting heavenly bodies in view when he and members of the West Texas Amateur Astronomy Club turn their eyes — and telescopes — skyward.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

June 24, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA CHRISTINE WINKLER, 50, of Moody, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL E. BAKER, 44, of 502 Young, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, dog or cat running at large and two warrants from another agency.
• DANELLE CHRISTINE OVERTON, 24, of 1746 Purdue, was arrested Thursday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.

Rowen Rush Speck

June 24, 2011

Rowen Rush Speck, infant son of Cheyanne Gibson and Colton Speck of Big Spring, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, in an Odessa hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Chaplain Lynn Robertson of Compass Hospice officiating.

Olga E. Lewis

June 24, 2011

Olga E. Lewis, 55, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her residence. No services are planned.

June 23rd

Pops fireworks show will go on

June 23, 2011

Pops in the Park will go on with a bang.

There may not be fireworks for the Fourth of July in Howard County, but the Pops in the Park celebration will be able to take place as planned July 3, the Pops board has been assured.

“A professional show adheres to different laws than the private use of fireworks,” said Fire Marshal Carl Condray. “In the past, the city and county have worked together to provide the coverage in this event and this year it will be the same joint effort.”

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