February 22nd, 2011
It may be a touchy subject, but they are Ballsy enough to handle it — pun intended.
The Ballsy Cancer Society of America is a new foundation aimed at educating the public, especially males ages 15-40, about testicular cancer.
“At this point, there is nothing else like this out there,” Jennifer Hedges, founder of Ballsy, said. “There is nothing in America that focuses on research and education.”
Hedges understands the need for education on this issue, after witnessing the journey her husband, Brady has had to travel.
Big Spring elementary students will show off their singing skills during the annual All-City Choir concert, set for 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium.
Admission is free to the event.
The All-City Choir is comprised of 120 BSISD students in grades 4 through 6 who were selected for the honor by their respective music teachers, BSHS Choir Director Anna Castaneda O’Brien said.
The group, which will be conducted by Junior High Choir Director Randall Capshaw, will perform about seven American folk music selections, she added.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ EVAN RAY GOODWIN, 21, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ EVELYN FRANCO, 31, of Colorado City, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, 22, of 4103 Parkway, was arrested Monday on two warrants from other agencies.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 2500 block of Gregg Street.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
Juanita Joyce Adams, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in an Odessa hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Wade Cobb officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Jessie Olivares, 40, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospice Inpatient Unit. No services are scheduled.
Tomasa Regalado, 60, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Claudie Aaron, 70, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
What does a head coach whoâ€™s never been to the playoffs tell his players about the playoffs?
Itâ€™s something the eight seniors on this team can relate to.
â€śIâ€™ve talked to a lot of coaches who have been in my position and I just try to heed their advice and make it fun for the guys,â€ť BSHS boysâ€™ basketball head coach Cliff Thompson said. â€śFor a lot of them, I just make sure theyâ€™re enjoying it because itâ€™s the last time theyâ€™ll get to do this. For me, itâ€™s a learning process, for them itâ€™s the only chance they get.â€ť
GAIL â€” The No. 11 Grady Wildcats didnâ€™t accomplish what they wanted to during the regular season â€” win the District 8A Division II crown.
However, before Mondayâ€™s Class A Division II bi-district playoff game against New Home, Grady head coach Thomas Clay reminded his players they donâ€™t need that for a return trip to state.
The Big Spring baseball team took care of business Monday night, beating Monahans 8-2 to open the 2011 season.
Max Pappajohn was on the mound for the win.
Head Coach Bert Otto was impressed with his teamâ€™s performance. He said this is about where the Steers were at last year, but he will learn what type of team he has quickly.
The Steers immediately dive in to their first tournament of the year at Lubbock Cooper High School. The tourney starts with Cooper at 10 a.m. and Hereford at 3 p.m. Otto said the Steers should also have Monahans again and Andrews.