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March 6th, 2012

Toni Barron Choate

March 6, 2012

Toni Barron Choate, 73, of Midland, Texas, died March 3, 2012, at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring. The Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris of St. Mary's, Fr. Tom Finne of Christ Church of Midland and the Rev. Katie Churchwell of Washington, D.C., will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Parrish Hall until 4 p.m.

Visitation will be at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring on Friday, March 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jimmie Franklin Elliott

March 6, 2012

Jimmie Franklin Elliott, 83, of Stephenville died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Harrell Memorial Chapel under the direction of the Rev. John D. Shugart with burial to follow at Hanson Cemetery.
He was a member of Proctor Baptist Church.

He was born May 28, 1928, at Bertha Monroe to George Washington Elliott and Bertha Viola Monroe Elliott. He was preceded in death by two wives, Peggie L. Hale and Helen Chambers; four brothers; and two great-granddaughters.

Ioma T. Shaw

March 6, 2012

Ioma T. Shaw, 82, of Big Spring died Monday, March 5, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Monday roundup: Hawks sweep McMurry

March 6, 2012

ABILENE — The Howard College baseball team improved to 16-2 for the season by sweeping a doubleheader with McMurry University Monday afternoon.

In Monday's first game, the Hawks broke open a tie game with three runs in the fifth inning, then held on for an 8-5 win. Dominic Moreno took the win in relief of Howard starter Ethan Carnes, and Nick Sawyer recorded the last four outs to earn the save.

Offensively, Howard's 12-hit attack was paced by Dexter Kjerstad, who belted a home run, and Jordan Allen, who added a double.

March 5th

Toni B. Choate

March 5, 2012

Toni B. Choate, 73, of Midland died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Estelle Meeks

March 5, 2012

Estelle Meeks, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Rommy Austin White

March 5, 2012

Graveside services for Rommy Austin White, age 71, of Brownwood, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood with pastor Tony King officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rommy passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, in the Brownwood Skilled Nursing Facility.

Fishing tournament a success

March 5, 2012

Youngsters fish for trout at Comanche Trail Lake during the Rotary Club's annual Kids Fishing Tournament Saturday.

Kiwanis Club to hold annual pancake supper

March 5, 2012

Pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.
The time is here for the annual Kiwanis Club of Big Spring pancake supper. All the pancakes you can eat will be in the Howard College cafeteria, located in the student union building, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday
“This is a long-standing tradition. We have people who remember having their grandparents take them and they have taken their children and grandchildren,” pancake supper co-chair Ann Duncan said.
The pancake supper has been taking place for the past 60-plus years and no end seems to be in sight, according to Duncan.

Police beat

March 5, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• SAMANTHA CYBIL LINDQUIST, 26, of 1306 Tucson, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• LORYN REA ESCOVEDO, 19, of 1216 E. 16th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• ABEL MARTINEZ, 37, of 2515 Chanute, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• CHRIS EUGENE DURHAM, 40, of 709 E. 12th St., was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.

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