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Changes coming for ACS, local, annual Relay For Life

June 28, 2013

Big changes are coming for the Howard-Glasscock Relay For Life. The community wrap up held Thursday was hopeful to say the least, but the American Cancer Society has directed its focus on research, which means some programs fell by the wayside.

Elisha Moberly, health initiative staff from the Odessa ACS, gave an emotional account of the changes that will take effect July 31. Although the programs were funded by private donors, ACS has discontinued the breast prosthesis and bras program as well as the gas cards that were made available to those who couldn’t afford to travel for treatment.

Funtastic Fourth starts today

June 28, 2013

Funtastic Fourth gets under way this evening. The two-day event will continued until about midnight, the resume Saturday morning with a full day of activities, including lots of music and vendors.
It all takes place in downtown Big Spring.

Today
Opening ceremonies, 6 p.m.
Music by Del Castillo, Mad Mexicans & Extremo, beginning at 6 p.m.
Beer sales 6-11:30 p.m.
Many of the vendors will be open.

Saturday
Food, craft and merchandise vendors throughout the day.

Holston Banks Sr.

June 28, 2013

Holston Banks Sr., 72, of Big Spring died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Sante Fe Hospital in Temple, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the VFW building.

He was born to the Rev. Hosea and Pauline Banks on Dec. 9, 1940, in Kenedy Texas. Both preceded him in death.

Douglas E. Beams

June 28, 2013

Douglas E. Beams, 61, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Hawaii. The family will receive friends 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Jake Merritt Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Makaylah Faith Hernandez

June 28, 2013

Makaylah Faith Hernandez, infant daughter of Montesha and Jeremy Hernandez Sr., died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Michael Willard officiating.

She was born June 25, 2013, in Dallas.

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