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Archive - Jan 26, 2012

Rains scant aid to area’s water woes

January 26, 2012

Wednesday's rainfall helped boost Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoir levels around the region, but according to local officials, the increases are small when compared to the “big picture” the current water shortage has left West Texans to face.

According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Midland, Big Spring saw a total rainfall of approximately .23 of an inch, while Snyder received .18 of an inch and the city of Midland saw .27 of an inch. All totals are currently unofficial.

Relay for Life heading back to Blankenship

January 26, 2012

Some things are just meant to stay the same.

Unforeseen events have forced the 2012 Howard/Glasscock Relay For Life back to Blankenship Field. The event was scheduled to be held at Memorial Stadium this year.

“We were hoping to do something different this year, but due to the installation of turf at Memorial Stadium, we are going to be moving the event back to where its roots are,” Manny Negron, event chairman, said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 26, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• FRANCES BILLALBA MCKISKI, 58, of 1600 S. Lancaster Apt. 308, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 29, of 1511 Tucson, was arrested Wednesday on two warrants from other agencies.
• KENNETH WAYNE SUGGS, 49, of 1006 E. 14th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for theft – more than $50 and less than $500.
• CRAIG BENJAMIN REYNOLDS, 31, of 1303 Sycamore, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.

Ollie Digby Batte Stallcup

January 26, 2012

Ollie Digby Batte Stallcup, dearly loved mother and step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and friend crossed over into her promised land on January 23, 2012. Her family releases her confidently, knowing that she walked all of her life on a steadfast path with her savior, Jesus.

Kevin Brent Matteson

January 26, 2012

Kevin Brent Matteson, 51, of Sand Springs passed away over the weekend at his residence. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 1006 N. Moss Lake Road. A memorial service will be held in Big Spring at Myers & Smith Chapel, 301 E. 24th St., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating. The memorial is open to the public and the family invites all who knew Kevin and the Matteson family to attend.

Kenneth C. Davidson

January 26, 2012

Kenneth C. Davidson, 76, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Big Spring, Texas. He lived most of his life in Big Spring. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked as a firefighter for more than 32 years for the city. He was a Baptist.

Raynaldo Mendoza Sr.

January 26, 2012

Raynaldo Mendoza Sr., 54, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Donald G. McCommons

January 26, 2012

Donald G. McCommons, 72, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Dorothy M. Kilgore

January 26, 2012

Dorothy M. Kilgore, 83, of El Paso, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, in El Paso. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Clifford R. Howard

January 26, 2012

Clifford R. Howard, 81, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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