November 2nd, 2011
Scheduling conflicts have pushed back to early next year plans to rename the local VA Medical Center after Big Spring's only Medal of Honor recipient.
Legislation to rename the center after George H. O'Brien Jr. passed Congress earlier this year and was signed into law by President Obama in October, and local officials had planned to officially rename the facility on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Zayda Stallings, 4, of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10: a.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. She was born Sept. 11, 2007, in Midland, Texas, to Renea and Kenny Stallings. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Willie Mae Brunson Harrison, 92, of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the funeral home.
Charles E. Hamm, 79, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, Big Spring, Texas.
LeRoy Perkins, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Evlyn Archer Coker, 95, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Michael Williams, 39, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The Garden City varsity girls cross country team took first place at the District 10-1A meet in Lamesa recently. Kamie Halfmann took first place overall, with Vanessa Cardenas and Magdaly Huerta close behind in sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Hannah Halfmann finbished in 12th place, Brylie Schaefer in 14th and Holly Halfmann in 25th. The Lady Kats will compete at the Regional II 1A meet Saturday Nov. 5 at Vandergriff Park in Arlington. Start time is 12:05 p.m. They are coached by Amy Hoch-Niehues.
EASTLAND â€” In the swiftest of fashions, the Big Spring Lady Steers grabbed the Bi-District championship from the Vernon Lady Lions Tuesday night in Eastland. The girls needed only three games to claim the title and advance to a meeting with Kennedale in the Area round of the playoffs.