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January 17th, 2012

Jimmy A. Baily

January 17, 2012

Jimmy A. Bailey, 70, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a Lamesa hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

January 16th

Edith Boyd Gary

January 16, 2012

Edith Boyd Gary, 88, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Mary Ferrell

January 16, 2012

Mary Ferrell, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Penny Linebaugh

January 16, 2012

Penny Linebaugh, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

H. Floyd Shifflett

January 16, 2012

Rev. H. Floyd Shifflett, 85, of Sweetwater, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Sweetwater Health Care. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Carolyn Easter officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born June 26, 1926, in Roby, Texas, to David and Ola Shifflett. He married Dorothy Hines Nov. 17, 1950, in Roby.

Kenneth Gale Pruitt

January 16, 2012

Kenneth Gale Pruitt, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in a Midland hospital. There will be no formal service at this time, but the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas, and graduated from Knott High School in May of 1957. Kenneth worked in oil related jobs most of his life in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Hattie Guffee Owens; his sister, Carolyn Sue Owens; and his grandparents, Guy and Sadie Guffee.

Burn ban revoked? Decision to come Tuesday

January 16, 2012

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, county officials will likely lift the existing burn ban during Tuesday morning's meeting of the commissioners court, marking the first time in more than a year-and-a-half since the Crossroads hasn't been under such a ban.
Sullivan said considerable rain showers — not to mention snowfalls, which just recently melted off — have at least temporarily slaked the thirst in the county's brushlands, giving local land owners a much-needed window to perform some upkeep.

Police Beat

January 16, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHANCE PATRICK NEWTON, 21, of 1309 Virginia, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• BOBBIE VILA OLIVAREZ, 27, of 1302 Wright, was arrested Saturday on warrants for failure to appear (three counts), failure to identify, no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• RODRICK LAMOND CONELY, 43, of 1425 E. Sixth St. Apt. 10, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.

January 14th

Heater treater fire — three catch fire

January 14, 2012

A heater treater erupted into flames Saturday morning, causing a huge smoke streak across the city of Big Spring. The heater treater was located on the northwest portion of Howard County off FM 176. Howard County Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene, ensuring the fire did not spread to a nearby tank battery.

According to other media sources, three heater treaters were on fire at once. The fire has been contained and put out according to reports.

Barrow show at Howard County Junior Livestock Show

January 14, 2012

Entrants take part in the barrow competition Friday at the Howard County Junior Livestock Show. Coahoma FFA members Brody Coates and Anna Fontana show off their entries. Coates’ barrow was named champion and Fontana’s was named reserve champion of the class. The show was to wrap up with Saturday’s auction.

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