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Water woes alleviated somewhat

September 26, 2013

Is the drought over?

“Absolutely not.”

That was the response from John Grant, general manager of the Colorado River Municipal Water District, when asked about the recent rainfall and the rise in lake levels according to the CRMWD weekly report.

“We were fortunate last fall,” said Grant about the runoff Big Spring received at the end of September. As far as the drought is concerned Grant said that we are not quite out of the woods yet.

“We're in better shape than we were last year, but we have a long way to go,” the director explained.

(Ball) Storm is brewing

September 26, 2013

A storm is coming.

The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, with the assistance of Bill Price and his helicopter, will host the West Texas Ball Storm, a unique community event involving a deluge of golf balls being dropped from 100 feet in the air via helicopter.

Golf balls can be purchased at the United Way office located at 215 West Third Street or from any United Way board member.

The price of a ball is $20 each or six can be purchased for $100. Each ball will be numbered and collected to be dropped from a helicopter at 100 feet onto Blankenship field above the pin.

Joseph B. Gist

September 26, 2013

Joseph B Gist, 39, died Sept. 24, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. A vigil service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1165 Minter Lane, Abilene, Texas.

He was born Dec. 10, 1974, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Gist of Big Spring, Texas.

Florence Lavern Hitchcock

September 26, 2013

Funeral services for Florence Lavern Hitchcock will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Burnett, pastor of Era Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hitchcock died Sept. 25, 2013, at Denton Regional Hospital at the age of 71.

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