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Archive - Nov 2, 2012

SA’s Angel Tree numbers down, but only slightly

November 2, 2012

With the application process for the annual Angel Tree program completed, officials with the local Salvation Army say the number of children and seniors represented by this year's effort is slightly lower than expected.
Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, said the application process went well, although it's still hard to get a solid count on how many area families have — and will — be approved.

Faye's Flowers turns 75

November 2, 2012

For 75 years, something beautiful has been going on at Faye's Flowers.

The long-time Big Spring business is celebrating its diamond anniversary this month, beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today and continuing with a customer appreciation day Saturday which will feature drawings and a 20 percent off sale on the store's Christmas decorations.

The shop first opened its doors under the ownership of Faye Kuykendall in 1937 and has changed hands only three times since then.

Betty Rathmell Jarratt

November 2, 2012

Betty Rathmell Jarratt "BJ" left this life Nov. 1, 2012, at her home in Big Spring, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Handley Cemetery in Mitchell County.

Dennis Ausbie

November 2, 2012

Dennis Ausbie, 52, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his residence in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Holston Banks officiating.

He was born Sept. 4, 1960, in Big Spring, Texas, to Ruby Jewel (Scott) and James Edward Ausbie. He grew up in Big Spring and lived most of his life here. He relocated to Amarillo in 2006 and had most recently moved to Lubbock. He had worked for Price Construction and was a Baptist.

Bill Griffen

November 2, 2012

Bill Griffen, 73, of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

He was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Mechanicsville, N.Y., to Nettie (Poucher) and William Herbert Griffen. He married Darlene Brooks on June 29, 1968, in Old Lyme, Conn. The couple relocated to Big Spring in 1993 from Connecticut. He was a retired carpenter.

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