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March 10th, 2011

Maurice (Mo) Gabriel Bennett

March 10, 2011

A life of love, service, and adventure never seems long enough. Maurice (Mo) Gabriel Bennett, 70, led a life such as this. He was born June 3, 1940, in Raleigh, W.Va., to T.R. and Ocie Bennett. He left this world to be reunited with them March 7, 2011, while being cared for at Midland Memorial Hospital Hospice In-Care Unit. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Teeters officiating.

Johnny Moore

March 10, 2011

Johnny Moore, 74, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Emory highlights WJCAC honors for Howard College

March 10, 2011

The Howard College Hawks are well-represented as the Western Junior College Athletic Conference honors were announced this week.

Probably the highest honor for Howard was Carlos Emory being named MVP of the conference. Shavon Coleman, Corey Stern and Joe Bright all earned honorable mention.

With little time left on the clock and the Hawk needing a big shot, Emory was often the go-to guy. The most memorable shot the sophomore took is probably the 3-pointer that gave the Hawks the lead at Midland College with 15 seconds left.

March 9th

Teacher contracts up in the air

March 9, 2011

Faced with an uncertain financial future, Big Spring Independent School District officials are hitting the brakes temporarily on teacher contract renewals.

BSISD and other Texas school districts typically renew teacher contracts in March, but school trustees will discuss putting that action off for a month when they meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school board room.

VA sets town hall meeting

March 9, 2011

The Big Spring VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss upcoming changes planned for the hospital in the coming year.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the outpatient lobby of the medical center, located at 300 Veterans Blvd.

Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, said that WTVAHCS leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Construction and staffing plans also will be shared.

Council approves mandate resolution

March 9, 2011

Big Spring City Council took a step against unfunded state mandates during its meeting Tuesday night, approving resolutions supporting House Joint Resolution 56 and Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 17.

During its Feb. 22 meeting, the council had already approved first reading of the resolution supporting House Joint Resolution 56, which calls for a constitutional amendment prohibiting unfunded and under‐funded mandates passed down from the state level to city and county governments.

Check this out at the library

March 9, 2011

From some of my older columns, I am culling some books that you may have forgotten about or didn’t know we had. In cooking, Paula Deen and her boys prepare delicious down home Southern meals. If one dollop of butter is good, then how about two or three? We have for you “The Lady and Sons, Too!” (641.597 DEE P); “The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook” (641.597 DEE P) and “The Lady and Sons Just Desserts” (641.597 DEE P). They are full of Southern dishes and recipes to make them.

Opal Evelyn Mealer

March 9, 2011

Ms. Opal Evelyn Mealer, 90, of Big Spring passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. R.T. Havener, retired Assembly of God minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Stormee Kay Nix

March 9, 2011

Stormee Kay Nix, 31, of Big Spring went home to be with her precious father March 5, 2011, from a tragic car accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Alan Wallace, pastor of Peoples Fellowship Church of the Nazarene in Lubbock, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Catherine Green

March 9, 2011

Catherine Green, 94, of Big Spring died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Marcy House. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

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