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Archive - Aug 24, 2012

Alon, others lauded for role in youth club

August 24, 2012

Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.

Alon USA showed what it can do by presenting a $200,000 check during Thursday's dedication ceremony for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.

“When there is a need in this community, the Big Spring Refinery is going to step up and do what we can to meet it,” said Jimmy Crosby, vice president of refining. “That’s what we’re doing with the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army with our pledge of $200,000 to support the new facility and its programs for years to come.”

Take steps to prevent West Nile

August 24, 2012

Cases of West Nile virus continue to be discovered across Texas, including the Permian Basin.

Recently, four cases were reported in Andrews and four in Midland/Ector County, with numbers continuing to change daily. However, those numbers are small in comparison to the number of cases being seen throughout the state.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there have been 586 cases reported in Texas this year. Out of those cases, there have been 21 fatalities. No cases have been reported in Howard County.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

August 24, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• KYLER RAY CANNADY, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for theft.
• TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• DARRIN JAY CROOKS, 53, of 4200 Bilger, was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency and charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

Randell Eston Hollis

August 24, 2012

Randell Eston Hollis, 41, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 21, 1970, in Big Spring, Texas.

Jonnie Spruill

August 24, 2012

Jonnie Spruill, 87, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in the Chapel at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Chaplain Walter McCall of Compass Hospice officiating.

She was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Big Spring, Texas, to Bernice and John Digby. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County.

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