Archive - Jul 31, 2013
An early morning fire Tuesday destroyed a Big Spring home and sent a local resident to the hospital.
The fire occurred around 5 a.m. in the 200 block of Hillcrest in west Big Spring, Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.
The fire apparently started in the garage area of the split-level, ranch style home and was discovered by one of the home's occupants as they were leaving for work. The timing of the discovery was extremely crucial in saving the residents' lives, Condray said, because the fire quickly spread and soon engulfed the home.
A Big Spring man was arrested Tuesday at a residence in the 2500 block of Dow on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Christopher Bedford, 33, of 2513 Dow, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with several reports of forgery and passing counterfeit checks, according to law enforcement records. Bedford is being held at the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
Raymond McKee, 81, of Big Spring passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
A.G. Martinez, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Youth Football Association sign-ups being held now
Crossroads Youth Football Association is holding sign-ups for players and cheer squads at the Big Spring Mall on Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Flag football (5-7 years), will be $85 per child; Tackle (8-9 and 10-12 years), will cost $160; and cheer (K-12 years) will be $125.
For more information, visit www.freewebs.com/cyfa/
BSHS season tickets on sale now