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Hang gliding championships begin this weekend

July 20, 2012

The McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark will quickly turn into a beehive of activity this weekend, as the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Competition looks to take to the skies Sunday through Saturday, July 28.

The Big Spring Airport and local airpark have been the backdrop for a number of world and national championship hang gliding competitions hosted by the U.S. Hang Gliding Championships, drawing hundreds of competitors from all over the world.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GILBERT RECIO, 38, of 1007 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• MICHAEL SCOTT WATTS, 27, of 303 Vikki Rd., was arrested Thursday on a charge of failure to display court order (occupational license).
• NANCY ANN ARENIVAZ, 45, of 910 S. Nolan, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

Virgie M. Mazy

July 20, 2012

Virgie M. Mazy, 91, completed her journey on this world Monday, July 16, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, located at 5701 Hwy. 277 South with Wes Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Marlene Riffe

July 20, 2012

Marlene Riffe, 58, of Forsan died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coahoma Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 19, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas, to Melva and Joe Swinney. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County. She was a bus driver for Forsan Independent School District. She loved her grandchildren, reading and sewing.

Ulysses Mathews Jr.

July 20, 2012

Ulysses Mathews Jr., 55, of Big Spring died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Wendell Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

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