May 21st, 2012
Barney Lee Echols, 98, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Vernon Parnell, 71, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with military honors. The Rev. Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabdernacle, will be officiating.
He was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Calvin, Okla., to Lillie and Oscar Parnell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He owned Parnellâ€™s Salvage and also transported and installed mobile homes for many years. He had been a resident of Howard County for 40 years. He married Shirley Garrett on Sept. 6, 1994.
Gene Larry Leonard, 65, of Big Spring died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
ST. GEORGE, Utah â€” After losing to Salt Lake Community College in Game 2 of the national softball championship tournament, Howard College was tasked with the difficult chore of winning up to seven consecutive games against the stiffest competition in the nation in order to avoid elimination and keep its hopes of coming home the No. 1 ranked junior college softball squad in the country alive.
The Hawks' offense seemed up to the challenge after coming out on top of a veritable slug fest in Game 3 with Seminole State College, as they downed the Lady Raiders by a score of 12-9.
HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Participants in Run for the Wall conduct a wreath laying ceremony Saturday morning at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The group of bikers took off from California and will end up at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Early voting in this yearâ€™s political party primaries remained slow this week, as the first week at the polls came to a close Friday with slightly more than 500 ballots cast in Howard County.
Balloting started slow with just 86 ballots â€” including both Republican and Democratic polls â€” cast at the polls Monday and another 92 tallied in mail-in ballots, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.
Workforce training at Howard College has been underway for quite some time and seems to be continuing to do well, local officials said this past week.
Jimmy Hobdy, director of workforce training at Howard College, presented an update regarding the program during a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
â€śWe are serving the community through this program in different aspects we didnâ€™t perceive,â€ť Hobdy said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ MARIE VICKIE HERNANDEZ, 40, of 1605 Oriole St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JUAN PABLO FERDIN, 52, of 310 NW Third St., was arrested on a warrant Friday for dog or cat running at large.
â€˘ EURVIN JAMALL WINTERS, 24, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd., was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility, disregard stop sign, driving while license invalid.
Top row: Edwin Ditto, June Fortune Stone, Wanda Nichols Anderson, Richard Parker, Bernell Fryar Bayes, Franklin Shaw. Bottom row: Shirley Lancaster Weaver, Lavell Conway Mikolocjyck and Edna Harrell Young.
Trinity Grace Sims, daughter of Evan and Jennifer Sims of Port Aransas was born May 6, 2012, at 6:45 p.m. at Bay Area hospital in Corpus Christi.
She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Her grandparents are Julie Sims, Yvonne Qualls and the late Regina Payne both of Big Spring.