Archive - 2013
Two people who could almost be considered â€śprofessionalâ€ť volunteers received top honors at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Thursday night.
Howard Stewart and Gloria McDonald, who have loaned their services to a variety of community causes over the years, were named Man and Woman of the Year by the chamber.
Stewart was hailed as a â€śtireless, enthusiastic, positive-thinking guy who has the energy and ability to follow throw with any task he undertakes â€” and that is a lotâ€ť by presenter Marc Marchesseault, the previous year's honoree.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (75 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
â€˘ MARIA TERESA HOLGUIN, 44, was jailed to serve sentence for driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ ADDISON KYLE COOLEY, 23, was jailed on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ERNEST WILLIAM CLARK, 72, was jailed on a charge of criminal trespass.
â€˘ JENEVA MIRELES, 44, was jailed on a motion to revoke probation for theft of service.
â€˘ DESTINY NAHOMA TORRENCE, 19, was jailed on a charge of public nuisance/condition or place.
Dixie Marie (Ballard) McClellan, 69, of Big Spring passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her home after a short battle with cancer.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pat Ray, pastor of Prairieview Baptist Church, officiating.
Dixie was born in Medford, Ore., on Feb. 7, 1943, to Edgar and Martha Ballard.
Meredith Kendall, 38, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be at a later date.
She was born May 12, 1974. She was an accountant for the Indianapolis Pacers. She moved to Big Spring from Terlingua in 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Caldwell of Big Spring; one son, Carson Kendall of Big Spring; and her mother, Annette Thompson of Indiana.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Maria Del Carmen â€śCarmelitaâ€ť Nieto, 80, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Parkview Nursing Center. Vigil service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with funeral services following at 2 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Oct. 6, 1932, in San Antonio to Francisca Nieto and Pedro Barerra. She moved to Big Spring more than 30 years ago from Falls City, Texas. She worked as a housekeeper and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
David Cortez Chavarria, 57, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Visitation and viewing will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
He was born Oct. 22, 1955, in Adrian, Michigan to Benita and Bruno Chavarria. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 until 1978, serving in the Infantry-Recon. He moved to Big spring in 1978. He worked as a welder, also at Burger King and Jiffy Car Wash. He was a Catholic.
Roger Dale Soles, 69, of Big Spring died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
BORGER â€” Continuing their four-game road trip, the Hawks visited Frank Phillips College on Thursday where they picked up another conference win, downing the Plainsmen 94-69.
That puts the Hawks in the top of the pack, where they are battling New Mexico Junior College, Odessa College, South Plains College and Midland College for conference supremacy.
â€śWe're all kind of bunched up,â€ť Howard College Head Coach Mark Adams said.
The Plainsmen were overwhelmed from the start.
Cameron Forte scored a game-high 29 points for the Hawks, who led FPC by 18 at the half.
Big Spring Little League is now holding open registrations for all age groups. The league â€” which is the largest per capita in the United States with over 670 participants last year â€” has undergone some minor changes this season.
The age range has been expanded to 4-16 years. Previously, the cut-off was 15 years old. There will also be a new division for 13-year-old kids.
Sixteen local organizations had something to be thankful for Tuesday evening.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County board of directors held its annual meeting at Dora Roberts Community Center where the supported agencies were presented with their portion of $300,000 in allocations for the year, from the 2013 campaign.