November 23rd, 2011
The Big Spring Salvation Army and its team of volunteers will wrap up preparations for Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner today, as the local charity looks to celebrate the holiday with all the annual fun and fare.
According to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, preparation work for the annual meal — which began earlier this week — is expected to be completed this afternoon, but for area residents hoping to lend a helping hand this holiday, there’s still time left.
Children’s voices will ring Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church when the African Children’s Choir takes the stage yet again.
The 38th African Children’s Choir has started its 2011 tour and will be stopping in Big Spring as well as Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Louisiana before the tour wraps up.
“These kids are fantastic. They are a lively, energetic bunch,” tour guidance leader Sara Gordon said.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARCUS JOE ANDERSON, 30, of 3306 Auburn, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ALBERT DAMARKUS SMITH, 17, of 2902 E. Cherokee, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ more than two ounces and less than four ounces.
Betty L. Gisch left this Earth to sing with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2011, with loved ones by her side.
A celebration of her life will be held in Resthavenâ€™s Abbey Chapel, where a visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, with services to follow at 1 p.m.
Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. 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. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Chapel service for Larry Billington, 71, of Lake J.B. Thomas is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, Morton, Texas, with the Rev. Harold Harrison officiating.
Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery under direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Larry died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Causey, N.M., to Dink and Mattie (Dewbre) Billington. He married Kathryn Neely in Odessa on June 16, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jacky Shipp and Grady Billington.
Linda Sosa Sarinana, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Life Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas, to Guadalupe (Ochoterena) Sosa and Manuel Coleman Sosa. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She was an elevator operator at the Settles Hotel. She was a homemaker and a member of Life Church.
As the annual holiday retail season prepares to kick off with Black Friday, area law enforcement officials are warning shoppers to be vigilant of would-be thieves and robbers when doing their Christmas shopping.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about this holiday season, just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.
St. Mary's the Virgin Episcopal Church parish ended its year-long 125th Anniversary celebration Sunday night, right back at the beginning with a packed house for the St. Andrew's Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival.
The parish kicked off its celebration at last year's St. Andrews Day, an event that draws an audience from around West Texas, and wrapped up by celebrating another milestone, the 10th anniversary of the popular festival to celebrate the domination's historical ties to the Scottish Church.