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March 20th

Big Spring ISD calling off trustee elections

March 20, 2013

Scratch one election.

Citing a lack of contested races, Big Spring Independent School District trustees are expected to formally cancel the May trustee elections when they hold their monthly meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

Three trustee positions are up for election in BSISD — District 5, held by Chad Wash, District 6, held by Jeff Brorman, and District 7, in which Phil Furqueron is the incumbent. However, only Wash and Brorman filed for the May election, BSISD Business Manager Debbie Green said, canceling the need for the May election.

Healthy Woman focusing on hospitalist program

March 20, 2013

What is a hospitalist?

While the program has been in place for more than a year at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, many people in the community still aren’t quite sure what it is or that it even exists.

Healthy Woman, a Scenic Mountain Medical Center Resource, is looking to answer those questions and inform those who don’t know about the program with its monthly event, “What is a Hospitalist?” on Thursday in the Senior Circle Room on the fourth floor at SMMC.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 3-21

March 20, 2013

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• SCOTTY RAY BLAND, 40, of 1900 Martin Luther kIng Blvd. Apt. 414, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• ALEX FERRELL PAREDEZ, 21, of 901 E. 16th St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
• MONICA ANN GONZALES, 28, of 1101 Grafa, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.

Bonnie Miears

March 20, 2013

Bonnie Miears, 60, of Big Spring went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Elwin Collom officiating.

Bonnie was born Sept. 28, 1952, in Garden City, Mich., to Bon Lloyd Brackney and Dorothy Whitfield. She married Gary Miears on July 31, 1988, in Big Spring.

J.O. 'Jim' Murphy

March 20, 2013

J.O. “Jim” Murphy, 76, of Big Spring died Monday, March 18, 2013. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Big Spring to Mildred and James Murphy Sr. He married Donna Chaney on March 1, 1978. She preceded him in death Oct. 9, 2008.

Jim was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and worked 33 years at Cosden and later Fina, retiring in 1992. During that time, he also owned A-1 Plumbing.

Helen Louise McDonald

March 20, 2013

Helen Louise McDonald was born Dec. 1, 1927, to John and Anne Gregg and passed away March 15, 2013, in Irving, Texas.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Donna Fish and husband John and Kay Clark and husband Allan; brother, Doyle Gregg; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; sister, Dolly Dollar; three brothers, Ward, Robert and Harold; and her husband, James McDonald.
Helen worked at Mobil Oil for 30 years. She then retired to Cedar Creek Lake at the age of 55.

Jo Ann Capps

March 20, 2013

Jo Ann Capps, 73, of Big Spring died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Vealmoor Cemetery.

She was born March 29, 1939, in Melrose, N.M., to Mary Belle and C.L. “Bill” Watson. Jo Ann married Jack E. Capps in Levelland on Nov. 10, 1955.

James Edward Baker

March 20, 2013

James Edward Baker, 71, of Big Spring died Monday, March 18, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

James was born Oct. 16, 1941, in Lamesa, Texas, and married Opal Jean Teague on June 11, 1961.

Hawks take out Hutchinson 92-69

March 20, 2013

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Howard College men’s basketball team had never seen a crowd like they did Tuesday at the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament as they were tasked with facing the hometown team — Hutchinson Community College (31-2) — which was in the national tourney for the first time since 1997.

But, the Hawks have some big time players who made some big time baskets down the stretch to take a commanding lead they wouldn’t relinquish and removed the Blue Dragons from the bracket with a 92-69 win.

It was a tight game for 30 minutes.

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