November 15th, 2010
Kay Elizabeth Jackson, 59, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in an Arlington hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Bennie Anderson, 70, of Coahoma died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Area residents hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer to U.S. military service personnel serving overseas have a little more than two weeks left to donate to Christmas For Our Troops Inc.
Debbie Burrow, local director for the drive, said local response has been good to date and that volunteers will be soliciting gifts and monetary donations through Dec. 1.
The inspiration for the drive is simple, she said â€” the desire to let troops serving in combat zones that the folks back home haven't forgotten them.
The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (76 prisoners were reported in the county jail):
â€˘ SHIMEON RASHAD MAGERS, 27, was jailed on charges of no insurance, no seat belt, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no valid inspection sticker and two counts of failure to appear.
â€˘ STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 26, was jailed on a charge of driving while license invalid/previous conviction.
â€˘ THADDEUS RASHAD MCCALISTER, 22, was jailed on a charge of minor in possession of alcoholic beverage.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Sunday:
â€˘ JENNY MARIE LYON, 36, 1425 E. Sixth No. 102, was arrested on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.
â€˘ BEVERLY RYNEL ARMSTRONG, 48, 821 W. Eighth, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid and altered/obscured/wrong license plate.
â€˘ MARIA GUADALUPE CAVAZOS, 35, San Angelo, was arrested on a warrant for no driver's license and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Stanton and Garden City are still in the hunt for a state championship after winning in the bi-district round. Here is both teams' upcoming game in the playoffs.
Stanton vs. Holliday
7:30 p.m., Sweetwater
vs. Borden County
7:30 p.m., Forsan
All the Big Spring Lady Steers needed was a spark to fend off Abilene Cooper in a 45-35 win Saturday in Steer Gym.
The Lady Steersâ€™ mishaps and turnovers prevented them from gaining a substantial lead over Cooper, but they were in a tied game 24-24 as the third quarter was coming to an end.
That spark they needed came in the form of a 10-2 run, thanks to clutch shooting from Cerbi Ritchey, Valerie Ross and Mackenzie Stone.
Care for a bit of Birdie?
The Big Spring High School drama and choir departments will team up this weekend to present â€śAn Evening of Bye Bye Birdieâ€ť in the high school auditorium.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
The students will perform excerpts from the popular Broadway musical, in which a famous rock star (think Elvis Presley circa 1958) travels to a small town in Ohio to make his farewell TV performance before being drafted into the Army.
PLAINVIEW â€” By the middle of Coahomaâ€™s bi-district playoffs game against Spearman Friday in Plainview, the Bulldogs knew if they were going to win, it was going to be in comeback fashion.
All the pieces started fitting together for that to happen, too. Jason Martinez punched the ball in for a score to cut the Lynx lead to 13, Coahomaâ€™s defense forced a three-and-out on the next drive and suddenly, the Bulldogs were driving down the field for a second score.
Eight area students received a major pat on the back as they were named winners of the Big Spring Optimist Club's annual Outstanding Student Awards.
DeAnna Clare and Andrew Fillingim of Big Spring High School, Rachel Kennedy and Brayden Iden of Coahoma High School, Regan Newsom and Zane Herrin of Forsan High School and Morgan Yarbrough and Blak Thomasson of Sands High School were named winners of the awards, club officials announced.
To be considered for the award, students must excel in the areas of academics, extra-curricular activities and community service.