October 19th, 2012
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
â€¢ LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault â€“ family violence and criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
George Donald Tays left his loving family on Oct. 18, 2012, after a six-month illness.
He was born in Roswell, N.M. on June 23, 1930 to William Samuel and Addie Pearl Sheldon Tays. George graduated from high school in Roswell, attended New Mexico A&M and graduated from the University of Albuquerque (Cum Laude).
He enlisted in the Navy Oct. 27, 1948, (Navy Day) and retired in August 1971. He entered civil service in 1976 as a social security claims representative and retired from SSA in June 1992.
Former Big Spring resident Marsha Gwyn Darrow, 62, died Oct. 6, 2012, in Longmont, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Spring Tabernacle Church with Mona Lou Tonn officiating.
She was born Sept. 14, 1950, in Augusta, Kan. She was a cook and enjoyed riding motorcycles.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Dean, Athea Nall and Veronica White, all of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Leslee Jones of Longmont, Colo.
J. W. "Bill" McClendon, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has the kids, space and planned activities â€” but it's still missing a very important ingredient.
The club, which opened this summer, is the newest and one of the biggest clubs of its kind in Texas. Within its walls, there are rooms for dance and music lessons, video games and other activities designed for local children.
But most of those rooms are darkened and unused right now for a very important reason â€” there aren't any volunteers to man them.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Love arts and crafts? Have a fancy for wood-carved items? If so, the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club has an offer you might not be able to refuse.
The club's annual Show and Sale will conclude Friday and Saturday at the Dora Roberts Community Center, and organizers say there will be all sorts of hand-crafted items for sale.
Bruce Edmund Hicks, 60, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1952, in Fort Worth, Texas. Bruce was an avid photographer and had worked for CNN and KLBK Television in Lubbock.
Anthony Christian Luna, the infant son of Sunday and Malory Luna, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in an Odessa hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Trinity Memorial Park with Mona Lou Tonn officiating.
He was born Oct. 16, 2012 in Odessa.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Sunday Jr. and Caden Luna; maternal grandmother, Janie Galaviz; paternal grandfather, Domingo Luna; and paternal grandmother, Adelina Servantes, all of Big Spring.
Early voting in this year's general election â€” which features a heavily contested presidential race that continues to heat up â€” is set to begin Monday morning in the Howard County Elections Administration Office, located in the county courthouse.
Polls will be located in the elections office â€” located on the third floor of the courthouse â€” and will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until early voting wraps up Nov. 2.
According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office will be ready to help voters cast their ballots first thing Monday morning.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ MITCHELL CONNER AINSWORTH, 21, of Bryson, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ LESLYE DAWN ROGERS, 50, of 1014 E. 21st St., was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€¢ TEKIA WILLIAMS, 29, of 705 Wyoming, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.