January 1st, 2011
In a year where money was tight â€” not just for individuals, but for businesses, organizations, governments, you name it â€” local school district taxpayers decided to open wide their wallets.
Big Spring Independent School District voters' decision to approve more than $60 million in school construction projects was the top story of the year in the Crossroads area.
FORT WORTH â€” Eva M. "Mimi" Andrews, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: A family graveside service will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Maxine Hinsley, 85, of Coahoma, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at Meadow Creek Nursing Home in San Angelo. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at Coahoma Cemetery.
December 31st, 2010
The director of the local Boys and Girls Club said donations are still needed to bring the Harlem Ambassadors to town in February.
Sonnett Hildebrand said the club plans to stage a basketball game between the Ambassadors and a group of local players Feb. 23 at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Aside from displaying their basketball skills, the Ambassadors will also visit local schools and present their “Stay in School, Stay Off Drugs” program, Hildebrand said.
Earl Diddleâ€™s voice was hoarse after all the screaming he did in each of the five practices the Hawks have had the last three days.
The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball coach said the Hawks have been working hard, evidenced from Diddleâ€™s hoarse voice. But itâ€™s probably warranted considering the 27 days in between games for the Hawks.
The drought ends against South Mountain Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday in Phoenix. Itâ€™s the first of three games in Phoenix. Matchups against Phoenix College at 2 p.m. Sunday and Glenndale Community
Scenic Mountain Medical Center's Healthy Woman Program is two years old, so of course a party is in the works.
Organizers are planning a “Wild About Healthy Woman” gala to celebrate the second anniversary of the program beginning at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Dora Roberts Community Center.
The celebration will be split into two parts — a free “health expo” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the main event/dinner, which costs $25 per person.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday and early Friday:
â€¢ LYNDON TRENT FRALEY, 50, 1425 E. Sixth No. 6, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€¢ CHRISTOPHER WELSH, 38, 613 Steakley, was arrested on a warrant charging public intoxication and failure to appear.
â€¢ TARA RACHELLE CAMDEN, 18, 3215 Cornell, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Robert F. Fallon, known by some as Billy Bob, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the age of 84. A memorial service and life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in the chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home with Chaplain Dean Hamilton officiating. Burial will be held at Trinity Memorial Cemetery in Big Spring.
Jeremy Ryan Bronaugh, born Oct. 22, 2010, and died Dec. 28, 2010. Jeremy was the beloved son of Noelle Marie Bronaugh of Chester Springs, Pa., and Jeremy Paul Bronaugh of Chester Springs, Pa., formerly of Big Spring. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at St. Joseph's Church in Spring City, Pa. Graveside services will be held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at SS Peter and Paul Cemetary in Springfield, Pa.
Big Spring's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is giving people plenty of chances to get away from it all in the coming year.
RSVP's annual Travel Showcase, which offers a wide variety of tours, vacations and getaways to area residents, will be held at 2 p.m. next Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
The Travel Showcase is open to everyone, not just seniors, said Becky Letz of RSVP. “The more the merrier,” Letz said. “We've had seniors on these tours, we've had children … everyone is welcome.”