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August 30th, 2011

Plants, trees not a lost cause just yet

August 30, 2011

No rain, no grass, little to no watering. With all the “nos,” it seems like it might be time to give up on your yard — but no, don't give up hope just yet.

Terri Johansen, owner of Johansen Landscape and Nursery, said the lack of rain and tight water restrictions don't have to put an end to all landscaping. “You can't just give up, which is what some people are doing,” Johansen said. “We have all invested too much time and we need to do what we can to maintain certain things.”

Enrique Sotelo

August 30, 2011

Enrique Sotelo, 88, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Aug. 27, 2011, at his daughter's home in North Little Rock, Ark. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Deacon Clemente Villa officiating. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 10 a.m at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Margy Vernetta Fickling

August 30, 2011

Margy Vernetta Fickling, 90, of Howardwick, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Howardwick, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

August 29th

Margy Fickling

August 29, 2011

Margy Fickling, 90, of Howardwick, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Howardwick, Texas. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Enrique Sotelo

August 29, 2011

Enrique Sotelo, 88, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Big Spring passed away Aug. 27, 2011, at his daughters home in North Little Rock. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Deacon Clemente Villa officiating.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Lafern Webb

August 29, 2011

Funeral services for Lafern Webb, 64, of Ackerly will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Ackerly with Randy Hardman officiating. Burial will follow in Ackerly Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation was held Sunday at Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa.

Mildred Bean

August 29, 2011

Mildred Bean, 90, of Eastland passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the First Christian Church in Eastland with Jim Wright officiating. Burial will be at the Eastland City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Get your history on: Hangar 25 Air Museum in need of volunteers

August 29, 2011

Interested in history? Big Spring? Aviation? Military?
Hangar 25 Air Museum is looking for some folks who have a little spare time on their hands, according to board member Sherry Hodnett.
“Volunteers allow the director of the museum to get out in the public and do more PR (public relations) while not having to worry about all the other things getting done,” Hodnett said. “It also frees up time for the director to get out in the community and take part in programs informing people about the museum.”

Job well done

August 29, 2011

County Judge Mark Barr presents Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan with an award in recognition of his dedication to the community and all his efforts with the volunteer fire department during Saturday night's Firemen Benefit — Auction and Dance.

Healthy Woman/Safe Kids team to help area families

August 29, 2011

Buckled up safely and ready to go — that was the message Saturday morning at the Safe Kids San Angelo program at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
SMMC/Healthy Woman teamed up with Safe Kids in order to provide the Big Spring community with an opportunity to get children in proper car seats. Numerous volunteers, including Healthy Woman members, Big Spring Police Department, Department of Public Safety troopers, SMMC employees and Safe Kid representatives were on hand.

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