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September 22nd, 2011

Joe A. Lopez

September 22, 2011

Joe A. Lopez, 75, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in a Midland hospital. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Steers down but not out

September 22, 2011

The Big Spring Steers will travel to Midland for a special Saturday edition of Steers' football this weekend, where they will take on the 1-2 Midland Christian Mustangs at Grande Communications Stadium.
The Steers are coming off of a disappointing 39-3 loss at Monahans, while the Mustangs — after a bye week — are coming off of a 20-15 win in Monahans.

Standout receiver Toby Rodgers will sit out the game with what is being called concussion-like symptoms. Rodgers was injured on a long pass attempt late in the game in Monahans last week.

September 21st

Lady Steers now 9th in state

September 21, 2011

The Big Spring Lady Steers continued their winning ways Tuesday night, making a strong statement to Levelland and anyone else who might be listening. After breaking into the top 10 in the latest poll from the Texas Girls Coaches Association with a number nine ranking, the Lady Steers defeated Levelland 25-13, 25-8 and 25-16 in front of a pumped-up home crowd.

Three players recorded 10 kills in the game for the 24-9 Lady Steers. Cerbi Ritchey, Morgan Seaton and Taylor Seaton all three hit the double digit mark to lead the team.

Seven BSHS classmates score in elite level on national AP exams

September 21, 2011

For most educators, AP stands for Advanced Placement, college prep courses offered through many Texas high schools.

To Mike Ritchey, however, the letters stand for “Absolutely Perfect.”

Ritchey, the principal at Big Spring High School, was using those words to describe the test results of seven BSHS students in the latest round of national AP exams conducted earlier this year.

Lady Liberty gets a nose job (and a lot of other repairs)

September 21, 2011

It may be tedious work, but someone has to do it. And someone is.

Terry Kessler — owner of Hester's Mechanical Contractors Inc. — undertook the task of repairing Lady Liberty about a month ago as a way to bring his company together.

“The main goal was to get these guys working together,” Kessler said. “As you can tell, by the way they are working on her … it worked.”

Police/Sheriff

September 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MICHAEL OSCAR YANEZ, 38, of 1105 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• MARTHA FINA LOPEZ, 39, of 411 N. Scurry, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• ALBERTO RIVAS, 52, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
• GEORGIO ALEXANDER TAYLOR, 21, address unknown, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass.

Lena Ellen Click Heard

September 21, 2011

Lena Ellen Click Heard, 92, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chris Heard of Moorpark, Calif., and Robert Thompson of Big Spring officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Benito 'Benny' Rodriguez

September 21, 2011

Benito “Benny” Rodriguez, 44, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Reynaldo Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Eugenia Smithwick Ochoa (Kena)

September 21, 2011

Mrs. Eugenia Smithwick Ochoa (Kena) died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center after a long illness. Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Martin Ortega officiating. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Wendol Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Joe A. Lopez

September 21, 2011

Joe A. Lopez, 75, of Midland died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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