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January 9th, 2012

Council to mull special election

January 9, 2012

True to his word, Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan is set Tuesday night to request a special election be held in May to use economic development funds for an $11 million re-vamp of the city's water and wastewater facilities through a controversial 4B project.

Money matters top Forsan ISD's agenda in 2012

January 9, 2012

FORSAN — It's a new year, but many of the issues facing Forsan Independent School District in 2012 will be familiar ones.

Ask Superintendent Randy Johnson about what FISD is eyeing in t2012 and the first answer he will give you is the same that has concerned school districts the past few years — how to deal with shrinking state allocations.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 9, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• LYNDSEY RACHELLE KELLY, 23, OF ODESSA, was arrested Sunday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking materials and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• STEPHEN BRETT SISSON, 22, of Stanton, was arrested Sunday on charges of use or possession of illegal smoking materials, prohibited weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Joseph Steward Bentley

January 9, 2012

EULA – Joseph Steward Bentley, 92, died Jan. 6, 2012, at his home. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Eula United Methodist Church with Bob Karlin officiating, assisted by Kerry Patton. Burial will follow in the Eula Cemetery under the direction of Bailey-Howard Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mamie Lee Merrick

January 9, 2012

Our beloved mother, who was a devoted wife, grandmother and friend, Mamie Lee Merrick, 99, of Ackerly went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 4:28 p.m. in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Bud Duggins officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the funeral home.

Lonnie Ferrell Anderson

January 9, 2012

Lonnie Ferrell Anderson, 70, of Coahoma died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Coahoma Church of Christ with Eddy Pitchford officiating.
The family will receive friends following the services.

Lonnie was born March 9, 1941, in Big Spring to Luther and Vera (Neal) Anderson and married Mary Kiser on Oct. 7, 1960, in Coahoma. Together, they owned and operated the Little Sooper Market in Coahoma. He was a member of Coahoma Church of Christ.

Area schools to start classes later than usual Tuesday

January 9, 2012

Snowy weather has forced school district officials at Big Spring, Forsan and Coahoma to dismiss classes early today.

Classes at the three districts will let out at noon today and all athletic activities scheduled for tonight have been postponed until a later date or cancelled outright.

In addition, the monthly meeting of the Forsan ISD board of trustees scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight has been cancelled.

UPDATE (1:35 p.m.): Coahoma and Forsan officials said Tuesday classes will begin at 10 a.m.

January 7th

Norma Geneva Wheeler

January 7, 2012

Norma Geneva Wheeler of Big Spring was reunited with her husband, Joe Max Wheeler, in Heaven on Thursday evening, Jan. 5, 2012. Norma peacefully passed away at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock with her twin sons, Ronald and Donald, standing at her side. Norma was the eighth and youngest child born to Albert and May Shortes in the Brown Community on their family farm close to Ackerly, Texas, on Aug. 2, 1924.

Robert Roesberry

January 7, 2012

Robert Roesberry, 78, of Midland, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Services will be held at a later date in Las Vegas.
Survivors include wife Elizabeth Roesberry; sons, Daniel Roesberry and Lewis Roesberry; daughters, Ellen Roesberry Myers (Jon) and Roberta Roesberry Rushton (Jody); sisters, Ida Wolllum and Cora Fae Roesberry; brothers, Charley Roesberry and Max Roesberry.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Ruth Robinson

January 7, 2012

Ruth Robinson, 93, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix, officiating.
The family will receive friends following the services.
She was born March 9, 1918, in Hereford, Texas, and married Woodrow Robinson in 1942, in Howard County. He preceded her in death in 1985.

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