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Friends pitch in to give Spurgin a red, white and blue return from Iraq

September 19, 2011

Eddy Spurgin received a colorful welcome home over the weekend.

Spurgin, a major general in the Texas Army National Guard, arrived back home to Big Spring Sunday evening after a tour of duty in Iraq.

In his honor and as a way to say thank you, his fellow church members and friends gathered together to decorate his home Sunday afternoon.

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Fair organizers promise full entertainment slate

September 19, 2011

The Howard County Fair is making its way back, refreshed and restored.

This year, fairgoers will notice a new coat of paint on the inside of the fair barns and a cooler atmosphere. Refrigerated air conditioning will be added before opening night. The fair will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, with doors opening nightly at 5 p.m.

“We are coming back with new attractions and some of the old favorites,” said fair board member John Nichols.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY NICOLE PARNELL, 26, of 1700 S. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to tield right-of-way at stop intersection and bail jumping – failure to appear.
• FRANLIN JOHN SUAZO, 20, of 1309 Jeffery, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
• GREGORY TURNBOW, 51, of 4100 block of S. Highway 87 Apt. 91, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY NICOLE PARNELL, 26, of 1700 S. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to tield right-of-way at stop intersection and bail jumping – failure to appear.
• FRANLIN JOHN SUAZO, 20, of 1309 Jeffery, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
• GREGORY TURNBOW, 51, of 4100 block of S. Highway 87 Apt. 91, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 19, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• ASHLEY NICOLE PARNELL, 26, of 1700 S. Johnson, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to tield right-of-way at stop intersection and bail jumping – failure to appear.
• FRANLIN JOHN SUAZO, 20, of 1309 Jeffery, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
• GREGORY TURNBOW, 51, of 4100 block of S. Highway 87 Apt. 91, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.

Jan Fields McKaskle

September 19, 2011

A service to celebrate the 69 years of Jan Fields McKaskle's life was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Lake Ridge Chapel, 6025 82nd St. in Lubbock. It was followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Mrs. McKaskle died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.

Benito 'Benny' Rodriguez

September 19, 2011

Benito “Benny” Rodriguez, 44, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Reynaldo Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

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