September 29th, 2011
Get out your black and gold garb, exes — it’s homecoming in Big Spring.
Big Spring High School homecoming activities will be in full swing today and Friday, with all the usual pageantry — a parade and the crowning of a king and queen — and even a slight alteration to an old standby, the homecoming bonfire.
Today â€” booth set-up, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; fair opens to general public at 5 p.m.; queen contest at 6 p.m.; domino tournament at 6:30 p.m.; gospel music at 7:30 p.m.
Friday â€” Crystal River at 6 p.m., followed by Heather Vassar at 8 p.m. in the entertainment tent. A cooking demonstration will be held at 6 p.m.
Saturday â€” Kountry Kids contest at 10:30 a.m., tractor pull at 1 p.m., a kidâ€™s tractor pull at 1:30 p.m., food demonstration at 2 p.m. and a pet contest at 3 p.m. in the show barn. Amber Digby will take the stage at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ LAWRENCE EUGENE HARRISON, 35, of 3304 W. Highway 80 Apt. 44, was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
â€˘ GERALD RAY KING, 31, of 2911 W. Highway 80 Apt. 145, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1300 block of Park.
Kathlyn M. Trevey passed away Sept. 19, 2011, at a local nursing home in Big Spring. She was born in Scurry County, Texas, on Nov. 5, 1921.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Snyder, Texas, in the Snyder Cemetery.
She is survived by nieces Joyce Logan of Big Spring, Kay Kolb of Midland, Texas, Betty Jones of Odessa, Alice Barron of Marshall, Texas, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Bell-Cypert Seatle Funeral Home of Snyder, Texas.
Claudine Karnes, 85, of Big Spring died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born May 10, 1926, in Roanoke, Va., to Ruth and Otey Hutchens. She moved to Big Spring in 1972 from Germany and returned in 1975 from the Philippines. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Brenda Tingley, 66, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at her residence. No services are planned.
She was born Aug. 6, 1945, in Big Spring and was a lifetime resident.
Survivors include her husband, John Tingley of Big Spring; two daughters, Geanann Liccardi and Shauna Tingley, both of Florida; two sons, William Charles Lawrence of Arlington and Steven Lawrence of California; three sisters, Shirley Womack of Bonham, Betty Daily and Charlene Cook of Big Spring; one brother, Gerald Kennedy of Big Spring; and seven grandchildren.
Calvin Gaston, 70, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Carl Bradley, 85, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Forsan Buffaloes â€” Bye week
Stanton Buffaloes vs. Idalou Wildcats
7:30 p.m. at Stanton
The 2-3 Stanton Buffaloes will play host to the 3-1 Idalou Wildcats this Friday night in their district home-opener. Last week, the Buffaloes had a win snatched out of their hands in the final seconds by the Coahoma Bulldogs and are now looking to get their first district win.
In order to get it done, they have to get past a Wildcats squad playing their first district game. Idalou had a bye last week and should be pretty well rested from their 38-0 win in Roosevelt Sept. 16.
The Big Spring Steers hope their homecoming celebrations will include marking one down in the win column this week, as they play host to the Greenwood Rangers at Memorial Stadium Friday night. The game will start at 7:30 p.m.
The 0-5 Steers have shown remarkable improvement on defense over the last few weeks, but the offense â€” plagued by injuries â€” has sputtered, with last week's nine points coming in just above their season average of 8.2.