November 2nd, 2011
The Garden City varsity girls cross country team took first place at the District 10-1A meet in Lamesa recently. Kamie Halfmann took first place overall, with Vanessa Cardenas and Magdaly Huerta close behind in sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Hannah Halfmann finbished in 12th place, Brylie Schaefer in 14th and Holly Halfmann in 25th. The Lady Kats will compete at the Regional II 1A meet Saturday Nov. 5 at Vandergriff Park in Arlington. Start time is 12:05 p.m. They are coached by Amy Hoch-Niehues.
EASTLAND â€” In the swiftest of fashions, the Big Spring Lady Steers grabbed the Bi-District championship from the Vernon Lady Lions Tuesday night in Eastland. The girls needed only three games to claim the title and advance to a meeting with Kennedale in the Area round of the playoffs.
Impacting a child's life can tale less than an hour a week, according to Shannon Duncan, Howard County Service Unit Manager of Girl Scouts of America.
For some, volunteering can be thrown out the window due to cost or lack of time, but the Scout partner program offers a way to impact local youth without requiring a lot of money or time.
â€śThere are boys and girls in the community who need you right now,â€ť Duncan said.
FORSAN — The band will play on.
You must excuse Forsan High School Band members if they seem a little busy this week — they are cramming for one big final test.
For the seventh time in the past 15 years, the FHS band will take its act to the highest level as it competes in the University Interscholastic League State Marching Contest, which will be held Monday in San Antonio's Alamodome.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
NOTE: BSPD officials reported no arrests were made during the corresponding times.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 800 block of E. 16th Street.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 1100 block of Stanford.
In the 900 block of S. Scurry.
The Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported the following activity:
Note â€” Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 59 inmates at the time of this report.
October 7, 1942
October 26, 2011
Deborah Ann Whitlow, age 69, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Hope Ark. Deborah married Kenneth Arnold Whitlow on June 10, 1960. She was a housewife and faithful servant of Jehovah for 60 years.
Gary Hale, age 54, of Colorado City, died Saturday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Colorado City with Shane Johnson and Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial will follow in the Dorn Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
J.V. â€śAndyâ€ť Anderson, 93, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating.
He was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Howard County, Texas, to William and Willie Anderson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the calvary. He worked for 12 years for Civil Service at Webb Air Force Base and Holland Air Force Base.
Kevin Kyle Shoemaker, 53, of Stanton died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Tyler officiating.
He was born Dec. 28, 1957, in Big Spring, Texas. Kevin graduated from Stanton High School. He loved farming and ranching and invested his life in various organizations that dealt with farming and ranching. He had served as a director of the Tarzan Farmers Coop Gin for many years.