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Archive - Mar 2013

March 5th

Helen Sbiwakowski

March 5, 2013

Helen Sbiwakowski, 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her home. Private family memorial services will be at a later date.

She was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Mount Holly, N.J., to Beylah and Harry Dilks. She married Peter Sbiwakowski on March 26, 1994, in Delaware before moving to Big Spring.

Ophelia Click

March 5, 2013

Ophelia Click, 99, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring died March 4, 2013. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

March 4th

Powwow sponsors, volunteers sought

March 4, 2013

Native American dancers from all over the region will pit their skills against one another April 20-21 during the ninth annual Big Spring Powwow, but before the drum circles get under way, event coordinators say sponsors and volunteers are needed to help make the cultural show a success.

Year-long art project on display at Howard College

March 4, 2013

Most of us would have a difficult time performing a major task every day, without fail, for a year, much less complete a painting.
For Stacy Slaten, however, producing 365 paintings in a year was more than just a chore, it was equal parts art project and teaching tool.
Slaten's work will be on display for a month beginning today at Howard College's Hall Center for the Arts. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Slaten, the art director at Howard, said she was looking around for a project when she came up with the paining-a-day project.

Police beat

March 4, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON E. DAVIS, 35, of Summerville, S.C., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• THOMAS LEWIS EASON, 37, of 4700 Highway 176, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• RUDOLFO HERNANDEZ, 18, of 1501 Lincoln, was arrested Sunday on charges of failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JERALD PEREZ, 31, of Odessa, Texas, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.

Friday, feast on flapjacks

March 4, 2013

Breakfast — it's the new supper.
Pancakes, bacon and sausage will highlight the menu when the Kiwanis Club of Big Spring hosts its annual Pancake Supper Friday.
Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Howard College cafeteria, located inside the student union building.
Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the door Friday or in advance at the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce or from any Kiwanis Club member.
The supper is the club's major fundraiser during the year and has been a local mainstay for more than 60 years.

Helen Louise Sbiwakowski

March 4, 2013

Helen Louise Sbiwakowski, 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Blanche Carter

March 4, 2013

Blanche Carter, 93, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born August 17, 1919, at Tye, Texas, to Stella Irene and John Thomas Casady. She married Jim Frost Carter on Sept. 28, 1949.
They moved to Big Spring in 1963 from Temple, Texas. He preceded her in death April 19, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of Baptist Temple Church.

March 2nd

Two more file for mayoral race

March 2, 2013

The race to determine Big Spring's next mayor just got more crowded.

With an eye on infrastructure and future growth, Roger Rodman and Manuel Ramirez Jr. have joined Larry McLellan on the ballot for the Big Spring mayoral election this May.

Rodman, 65, a medical technologist at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, said his relationship with current Mayor Tommy Sullivan — who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election — influenced his decision to toss his hat into the political arena.

Big Spring man pleads guilty to making bomb threat at BSHS

March 2, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas — Big Spring resident Jordan Weston Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of false information and hoaxes, stemming from a bomb threat he made in December 2012.

The 24-year-old Hamilton, who remains in custody, faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

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