February 16th, 2011
Weldon Clay Rich, 77, of Abilene, formerly of Big Spring died Feb. 13, 2011. Visitation for family and friends was held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Elmwood Funeral Home. A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Elmwood Memorial Park.
Cory Puga, 19, of Big Spring died Sunday at University Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
James F. Blake, 78, of Midland died Feb. 12, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Scott Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will received friends Tuesday evening at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.
Vickie Elaine Daughtery, 52, of Odessa died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, officiated by Bro. Roy Jones. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
In a game that lacked scoring, it's fitting the biggest play of the night happened on the defensive end.
Ropes' fourth quarter push was stalled after Grady's Sarah Clay blocked Samantha Medrano's 3-pointer, which could have given the Lady Eagles a 31-30 lead with a little under a minute left in the game.
Instead Grady held on for the 31-28 win in Class A Division II bi-district playoff action and a date with No. 14 Paducah in the area round.
Clay, who also had a team-high eight points, came up big at the right time for the Lady Cats.
Claud Eldon Jones, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 13 2011, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Kiker-Seale Chapel in Colorado City with the Rev. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Colorado City Cemetery.
The Big Spring City Council may have given up on putting a vote on term limits and initiatives and referendums before voters in May, but the Concerned Citizens Council isn't quite ready to throw in the towel on the issue.
Members of the CCC are in the process of collecting signatures from municipal voters to force city officials to hold an election in May to determine the fate of the issues in the Crossroads area.
MIDLAND â€” The emotion was clear on the Howard College bench.
They didnâ€™t want to possibly meet No. 5 Midland College again in the regional tournament knowing they went 0-2 against the Chaps during the regular season.
So even though the Hawks were down 18 at one point and it looked like the conference leaders were going to prevail again, Carlos Emory came through.
Emory hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the game to cap off a Howard comeback, leading the Hawks to a 76-74 win over the Chaps Monday in Midland. The Hawks were down by 10 with a little more than two minutes left.
Former Big Spring and Howard County law officer Mike Eggleston will be at the Heritage Museum on Wednesday, signing copies of his book, “Distorted Pillars.”
Written under his pen name, Mike McKee, the book follows the career of Mike Evans, who strikes out at anything he considers unethical, unfair or unpatriotic.