May 25th, 2012
James McVicars, 85, of Midland died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Big Spring. Memorial services will be held in Toronto, Canada, at a later date.
He was born in Stirling, Scotland, March 27, 1927, and after serving in the British Marines moved to Toronto, Canada. James worked as a dance instructor for many years, opening studios in Jacksonville, Florida and Lubbock, Texas. He later started a construction business in Midland, Texas.
Sandra B. McKaskle, 70, of Stanton died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Home Hospice House in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Kreis officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, at the funeral home.
Sandra was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Stanton, and married James Conrad McKaskle July 17, 1961.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Stanton.
Big Spring YMCA to host 3-on-3 hoops tourney
The Howard County Titans are on a roll. The elite 8-and-under traveling baseball squad comprised of kids from Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan is currently ranked first in the West Texas division standings. They have won four out of six tournaments they have competed in this season and are preparing for a state vs. state, king of the hill-style competition being held Saturday in Ruidoso, N.M.
Most of the young athletes also play Little League baseball, but there are differences between the Titans' league and Little League play according to team manager Angela Brooks.
You donâ€™t have to be a long-time teacher to be an outstanding teacher. Corey Green is proof-positive of that.
Green, in the second year of his educational career, was named the recipient of the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award Tuesday, presented annually by the Big Spring Masonic Lodge No. 598, AF&AM, to the top teacher in the Big Spring Independent School District.
Dennis Burns of the Masonic Lodge said nominees for the award were submitted by campus principals and the winner was named by a committee of Masons.
Big Spring City Council on Tuesday approved first reading of an ordinance calling for the publication of notices to begin the funding process for the $13 million overhaul of the municipalityâ€™s water and wastewater facilities, a 4B sales tax project approved by voters May 12.
FORSAN â€” Forsan High School has announced its top graduates for the Class of 2012.
Sydney Holdampf, daughter of Paula and James Holdampf of Big Spring, is class valedictorian, while Hope Cimino, daughter of Sam and Steve Cimino of Big Spring, is class salutatorian.
Holdampf will graduate with a ranking grade point average of 5.11111, while Ciminoâ€™s ranking GPA is 4.89361.
GAIL â€” Shayli Boles and Austin Fields have been named the top graduates for the Borden County High School Class of 2012.
Boles, daughter of Scott and Sheri Boles of Lamesa, is class valedictorian. She is a member of the National Beta Club and is a Distinguished Achievement graduate. Also, she completed 30 hours of dual credit college classes through Western Texas College of Snyder during her high school career.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARY JEAN BERRY, 41, of 4000 W. Highway 80, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for theft between $500 and $1500.
â€˘ PAULA SUE BAKER, 52, of 101 E. 16th Street, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ VERONICA MARIE ORTIZ, 29, of 1509 W. Fourth St., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from other agency.
â€˘ DAVID LYNN DOW, 29, transient, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal trespass-habitation/shelter and evading arrest/detention.
Mary E. Grandey, 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.