Archive - 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. âJimâ 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 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, 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. âBillâ Watson. Jo Ann married Jack E. Capps in Levelland on Nov. 10, 1955.
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.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. â The Howard College menâs 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 â Hutchinson Community College (31-2) â 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 wouldnât relinquish and removed the Blue Dragons from the bracket with a 92-69 win.
It was a tight game for 30 minutes.
SNYDER â Big Spring Head Baseball Coach Bert Ottoâs team is off to another good start.
Using a little small ball, patience and luck, the Steers won their district opener on the road against Snyder by a score of 2-0.
Both teamsâ bats were quiet to start off, when in the top of the fourth inning, Haegan Rodriguez led off with a stand-up triple.
Gunnar Kennedy then hit a ball hard to the Tigersâ short stop who committed a throwing error, allowing Rodriguez to cross home plate and Kennedy to advance to second base.
SNYDER â District play has been full of ups and downs for Big Spring â and itâs only the first week.
After a 12-2 run-rule victory over Wylie to kick off 4-3A action, the Lady Steers lost by the same score to Snyder on Tuesday, also in run-rule fashion.
âThey did to us exactly what we did to Wylie,â BSHS Head Coach John Sparks said.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is taking steps to good health as it gears up for the 31st annual health fair, set to run from 8 a.m. until noon April 13.
âThis event has been a successful event for the chamber in previous years and we are excited to be providing health information to the community once again through the help of our chamber members,â Chamber Executive Director Debbye ValVerde said. âThere are so many health services right here in Big Spring and the health fair is one way we can showcase that.â
HUTCHINSON, Kan. â A dominant first half and another strong performance from the Howard College starting five propelled No. 13 seed Howard College to a 63-54 victory over Eastern Mississippi (20th seed) Monday to open National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament play at the Sports Arena.
Of Cameron Forte's 18 points, 16 came in the first stanza. The Hawks (29-5) opened the game with a 12-0 run, putting the Lions (20-8) in the hole early.