Archive - Sep 2013
Those of us who are old enough remember where we were and what we were doing the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001.
A day that would change all of our lives and the lives of our progeny. Security has taken up residence in almost every nook and cranny of our lives and the feeling that our shores were secure is long gone.
But as guest speaker, Mike Meinen, U.S. Army OIF, said at the 9/11 Memorial At The Plaza Wednesday, â€śAmericans do not cower or bow down to her enemy,â€ť Meinen commented. â€śThat quality is rare in the citizens of other countries.â€ť
Homecoming celebrations at Big Spring High School will kick into high gear tonight and continue into the weekend.
School officials will literally light a match to homecoming festivities tonight when they ignite a bonfire located at the field west of the Little League baseball park on the Howard College campus. The bonfire will be lit between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
The Rev. J. Allan Guthrie, 84, of Coahoma, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Salem Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Miles of Fort Davis officiating.
Ronald Scott Phinney, 57, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept.13, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
Joseph William 'Butch' Lesueur, 71, of Forsan died Sunday, Septe. 8, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Forsan Baptist Church with the Rev. Darren Weaver, pastor, officiating.
He was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Pittsburg, Kans., and married Darla Morrell March 29, 2007, in Irving, Texas.
Edna "Tincy" Perry, 91, of Big Spring, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Unfortunately, garbage is expensive â€” and it's about to become even more so for Big Spring residents.
During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Big Spring City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would increase sanitation collection fees by $3 a month for residential customers and $5 a month for businesses.
Residential customers will now pay $15.50 a month for trash collection, while commercial customers will pay $18.50 under the new fee schedule, which was approved by a 6-1 vote by the council (District 1's Marcus Fernandez voted against the measure).
Here is a schedule of events for Homecoming Week at Big Spring High School:
8:15 p.m. â€” Bonfire at the field west of the American Little League Park on the Howard College campus.
3 p.m. â€” Pep rally at high school gym.
4:30 p.m. â€” Homecoming parade begins at 11th and Donley; parade will proceed west on 11th to Goliad, then north to Eighth, east to Owens and south to the high school.
7:15 p.m. â€” Coming Home Queen named, Memorial Stadium.
7:30 p.m. â€” Homecoming game vs. San Angelo Lake View; homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime.
Ronald Phinney, 57, of Coahoma died Tuesday at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
As they have for the past seven years, area residents will gather to remember Howard County servicemen who have fallen during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The â€śMemorial at the Plaza,â€ť set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Town Plaza (formerly Big Spring Mall), will honor not only local servicemen, but all those lost in the terror attacks of 12 years ago, organizers said.