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June 7th, 2012

George Sloan

June 7, 2012

George Sloan, 82, of Big Spring died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Jose V. Lopez

June 7, 2012

Jose V. Lopez, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. James Plagens, Deacon Victor Lopez and Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Florence Virginia Winfield

June 7, 2012

Florence Virginia Winfield, 73, of Big Spring died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her residence. She has gone to be with our Lord and Savior. The family will be holding a visitation Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel at 10 a.m. Dwain Fox will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

2 jailed in drug raid

June 7, 2012

At least two Big Spring residents were arrested in connection with an apparent drug raid executed in the 800 block of Lorilla Wednesday evening, although law enforcement officials are releasing little information in the case.
Olivia Talietha Ballin, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance — one gram or less and possession of marijuana — more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

Police blotter 6-7-2012

June 7, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• OLIVIA TALIETHA BALLIN, 32, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.
• JASON MAURICE THREATS, 34, of 805 Lorilla, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – more than two ounces and less than four ounces.

Gift will fund ‘Dorothy’ floor

June 7, 2012

Dorothy Garrett Coliseum will be seeing some new renovations soon.
Thanks to a gift of $70,000, from Mike and Sheila Abussab of Abusaab Companies — local owners of Sonic restaurants — the Jirous Foundation and Winters Family Foundation, the coliseum floor will be replaced.
“We are thrilled to be able to make this upgrade to the coliseum,” Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College president, said. “As this facility is used by the entire community, I know everyone will see a benefit from these generous gifts.”

Prairie Dog Fly-In expects 100 planes

June 7, 2012

The prairie dogs will be coming out of their dens to watch the 7th annual Prairie Dog Fly-In Breakfast this weekend. The fly-in is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.
“This is something we started to give pilots a reason to come here and see our facility which in turn gave them a reason to come back,” Kelly Grant, assistant to the air park director, said.
About 100 aircrafts are expected to fly in from all over the Permian Basin, including Snyder, Lubbock, San Angelo and Midland/Odessa.

June 6th

Stanton man pleads guilty to burning child

June 6, 2012

A Martin County man was sentenced to 180 days in prison — with possibly another seven-and-a-half-years to serve after that — after pleading guilty to third-degree felony charges of injury to a child in 118th District Court this week.

Dominick Robert Peña, 24, of 706 N. Gray in Stanton, was indicted on a single charge during a February session of the Martin County grand jury stemming from a Nov. 8 incident that sent a 1-year-old child to the Martin County Hospital with second-degree burns over much of his body.

Pops plans progressing

June 6, 2012

Plans are moving along as the 2012 Pops in the Park celebration, set July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater, gets closer.

The pre-show has been planned, the flyover has been booked and deposits have been made. However, with the event date closing in quickly, there are still a few things needed for the event from the community.

Scoggins chosen by Angels in draft

June 6, 2012

One of the toughest jobs in all of sports has to be pitching in the major league. Not too many are called to take the mound against the best batters on the planet, but Reid Scoggins — who just wrapped up his collegiate career as a Howard College Hawk — was selected in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on day one of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

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