April 30th, 2012
Billy Bob Spier, 61, of Lizella, Ga. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 29, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas, he was the son of the late Billy R. and Bobbie V. Spier. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1969, and attended Texas Tech University.
He had a long federal career, starting with the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, West Germany, followed by civilian service at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Office of Personnel Management, and the U.S. Postal Service. For 32 years, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Macon, GA.
On April 27, 2012, our good Lord chose to reach out his hand and took our beloved Dad and best friend, Milton James Junek, to his heavenly home. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Cavanaugh officiating.
Family and friends are invited to a reception to visit and tell stories at the funeral home following the services.
He was born June 1, 1926 in Cameron, Texas, and married Emma Clara Kernell Feb. 16, 1964, in Lovington, N.M. She preceded him in death Dec. 13, 2007.
Bettie Wilcox, 74, of Lake Thomas, died April 26, 2012, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gail Cemetery with Chaplain Cherise Felty of Home Hospice officiating.
She was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Cordell, Okla. She married Wayne Wilcox on June 2, 1973, in New Mexico. She was a homemaker and has lived at Lake Thomas since 1979.
Margaret F. Ebersole, 84, of Harrisburg, Penn. died Friday, April 27, 2012, at her son's residence in Texas. Funeral services will be held at the family's convenience.
Margaret was born June 4, 1927, in Philadelphia, Penn. and married James C. Ebersole Aug. 7, 1946 in Harrisburg, Penn. He preceded her in death June 23, 2003.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Colonial Park United Church of Christ. She loved doing arts and crafts, especially for the church bazaars.
LUBBOCK â The Big Spring High School girls track and field team took first place as a squad at the regional championship Saturday, ensuring them a spot at the state championship in Austin.
After winning district convincingly, the Lady Steers entered regionals with momentum.
BSHS racked up 82 points, beating out runners-up Wylie who recorded 63 points.
The Howard College Hawk baseball and softball squads are taking care of business.
Coach Britt Smith's baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader (Game One: 4-7, Game Two 2-6) to New Mexico Junior College on the road Saturday, delaying their claim to a conference championship.
Howard College Head Softball Coach Kelly Raines knew going into Friday's series against conference rival Odessa College that the Hawks needed to win at least three of four games against the Wranglers to earn the top seed in regional play.
A two-game sweep at home would have given Raines' team a head start, but a rough inning by HC's ace, Sandra Serna, and a batting clinic staged by the Wranglers dashed that plan as the Hawks found themselves on the short end of a 10-1 ball game â a rarity for the 19-3 (41-14 overall) squad.
When Howard College and New Mexico Junior College meet on the baseball diamond, there is no telling what will happen. The two Western Junior College Athletic Conference bullies met Friday at Jack Barber Field for another chapter in its storied rivalry.
This time, the Hawks would sweep the first two games of the four-game series winning the first outing by a score of 8-3 and taking Game Two 19-11 after a dramatic, eight-run comeback.
A reunion for everyone was held this weekend throughout Big Spring.
The First Annual Coming Home to Big Spring Spring Picnic was held at Comanche Trail Park starting Saturday morning. From the central location, attendees dispersed throughout the community to revisit the town each once called home.
âThe closer it got and everyone said they were coming, I started getting excited and said âIâm going, too,ââ Peggy Rogers, Big Spring resident, said. âI just want to meet everyone; that is just so much fun.â
Early balloting in the May 12 municipal and school district elections begins Monday with a proposed multi-million dollar 4B project expected to be a driving force in voter turnout.
Early voting will take place in the Elections Administration Office â located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse â between Monday and May 8, according to Saundra Bloom, county elections administrator.
Normal voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. extended hours scheduled Tuesday and Thursday.