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December 8th

Boys & Girls Club opening soon

December 8, 2011

Completion is on the horizon.

It may be a little more than 90 days behind the expected date, but the end is finally in sight.

Construction on the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club started around February of this year and the keys to the building will be received Monday, according to Maj. Orville Chambless.

“We are real excited about the possibilities, not only to expand the programs we have now, but also for the ability to offer new programs to the community,” Chambless said.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 8, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MAX DALE ELLSWORTH, 47, of 1811 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
• JOVITA RODRIGUEZ, 32, of 1701 Runnels, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 800 block of Magnolia.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:
Note — Officials with the Howard County Jail reported having 61 inmates at the time of this report.

Stanley Eugene Reid

December 8, 2011

Stanley Eugene Reid, 96, of Stanton passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Stanton at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, following a private burial service. Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

William 'Bill' Allen Wheeler

December 8, 2011

William “Bill” Allen Wheeler, 80, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas.

Bill was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Big Spring, Texas, to Stanley and Dona Belle Allen Wheeler. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1948. He also attended Howard County Jr. College (now Howard College) and then graduated from University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State College) in Denton, Texas, May 1953, with a BBA degree.

Billie Harding

December 8, 2011

Billie Harding, 81, of Vincent died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in a Big Spring nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall, pastor of Vincent Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the funeral home.

Doris Lewis

December 8, 2011

Doris Lewis
Doris Lewis, 62, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Holston Banks of Shiloh House of Praise officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Paul Lindell

December 8, 2011

Paul Lindell, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Robert Ruiz

December 8, 2011

Robert Ruiz, 63, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

December 7th

William ‘Bill’ Allen Wheeler

December 7, 2011

William ‘Bill’ Allen Wheeler, age 80, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas.

December 6th

Woman dies in house fire

December 6, 2011

Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Big Spring woman early today.

Dora Lewis, no age given, was declared dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center from injuries sustained in the fire, Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.

Fire and emergency medical service units responded to the 900 block of E. 12th Street at approximately 3:40 a.m. today to find a residence fully engulfed by flames. The fire was brought under control within an hour, but firefighters remained on the scene until shortly after 6 a.m. to guard against flare-ups.

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