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Archive - Jul 2011

July 21st

M.W. Bates

July 21, 2011

M.W. Bates, 89, of Big Spring died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his residence. Private services with military honors were held Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel.

Lilia 'Lily' Howard

July 21, 2011

Lilia “Lily” Howard, 81, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Roy Keefer

July 21, 2011

Roy Keefer, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

July 20th

Alon worker escapes serious injury in accident

July 20, 2011

A man was transported to a Lubbock hospital from the Big Spring Refinery shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday after suffering second-degree burns over his body from an accident involving a water leak, according to officials with Alon USA.

The man — whose namewas witheld by the oil company — is an operator at the refinery and an Alon USA employee, according to Refinery Vice President Jimmy Crosby.

Crosby said the employee was burned by hot water and transported by ambulance to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

BSISD board to hear redistricting plan

July 20, 2011

After months of effort, Big Spring Independent School District officials believe they have a redistricting plan that will pass federal muster.

BSISD trustees will hear details of the proposed redistricting when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Members of the BSISD Redistricting Advisory Committee will present details on the plan, which was mandated by population and ethnic changes reflected in the 2010 Census.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• ESTEVAN VALENCIA JR., 30, of 1110 E. 13th St., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear and junk vehicle.
• WILLIAM COLE LAFON, 66, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• SHAWN MICHAEL OVERTON, 23, of 1706 Johnson, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for safety belt not secured, driving while license invalid and bail jumping – failure to appear on fine only (six counts).

Karen Sue (Lawson) Harrison

July 20, 2011

Karen Sue (Lawson) Harrison, 63, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her Odessa residence. She was born in Stanton, Texas, on April 21, 1948, to Ed and Lurlene (Geurin) Lawson. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Lincoln Towers. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Bobette Pierce

July 20, 2011

Bobette Pierce, 72, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Schuelke/Young engagement

July 20, 2011

Corbin Heath Young and Kandace Joann Schuelke will exchange wedding vows Dec. 31, 2011 at Circle Six Ranch Baptist Tabernacle, Stanton.
The future bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Patty Schuelke of Stanton and the prospective groom is the son of Ren and Leisha Young of Paradise, Texas.
Miss Schuelke is a 2008 graduate of Grady ISD and currently attending Howard Payne University in Brownwood, majoring in biology with a 2012 graduation date.

Ward/Miller engagement

July 20, 2011

James and Joanie Ward of Fort Stockton announce the engagement of their daughter, Bryana Adele, to Andrew Brock Miller, son of Kerry and Lori Miller of Midland.
Bryana is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Mallie Hubnik and the late Elvin and Bennie Ward — all formerly of Odessa.
Drew is the grandson of Rita Fort of Big Spring and the late John Fort. He is also the grandson of Edward and Delores Miller of Minot, North Dakota.

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