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November 19th

Director: United Way goal attainable

November 19, 2010

As this year's United Way campaign formally ends, officials expressed confidence that the drive's goal will be reached.

The annual campaign, which raises money for various service agencies in Howard County, is about three-quarters of the way to its $250,000 goal as it formally ends today, but several events in the coming months should help officials reach that mark, Executive Director Jeannie Coor said.

SA needs volunteers to help with holiday meal

November 19, 2010

t's turkey time at the Big Spring Salvation Army, as the local charity prepares to open its arms — and its kitchen — to the community for its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Prep work for the dinner is expected to get under way as early as Tuesday, according to Salvation Army Capt. Terri Cheshire, continuing daily until the Nov. 25 meal is ready to be served.

Living Christmas Tree rehearsals set

November 19, 2010

Practice won't just get you to the world famous Carnegie Hall, as local vocalists look to raise their voices and holiday spirits for the upcoming Living Christmas Tree with rehearsals slated Saturday morning and afternoon.

According to Program Coordinator Eddie Vandewalker, this year's presentation of the Living Christmas Tree will mark the 32nd year the event has been a part of the holiday tradition in the Crossroads area.

November 18th

Suit may not nix term limits

November 18, 2010

Big Spring City Attorney Linda Sjogren says the civil action lawsuit from the early 1980s that brought recent efforts to make revisions to the city's charter to a screeching halt may not be an enormous obstacle, after all.

Sjogren told members of the city council during a recent meeting her research into the matter looks promising for the city's efforts — led by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan — to put several charter revisions before Big Spring voters in May.

Boxes brighten holiday hopes

November 18, 2010

Time is running out for area residents looking to lend a helping hand to children in need, as Operation Christmas Child looks to wrap up its Big Spring program Monday.

Brenda Franklin, Operation Christmas Child relay center coordinator, said the local group is hoping to collect nearly 800 boxes this holiday season, a goal she believes the group will be able to exceed.

Technology updates topic for Coahoma trustees

November 18, 2010

COAHOMA — School trustees here will receive a report on the state of the district's technology upgrades when they hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the administration building board room.

One of the many upgrades Coahoma Independent School District made during its $13 million renovation was to update classroom technology. But, as CISD Superintendent Randy Brown said, it's one thing to have the technology, it's another to know how to use it effectively.

November 17th

'Ladies' promises laughter

November 17, 2010

The Howard College Theater Department has determined that it's time to get farcical.

To open its season, the department will present “Leading Ladies” — a comedy of errors similar in tone to the classic Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe movie, “Some Like It Hot” — Friday through Sunday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the HC campus.

Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Theater Department Director Kirk Davidson said the play will appeal to fans of comedy.

Empty Bowls fund raiser to aid United Way

November 17, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, United Way officials will mix art and good food with a good cause.

The UW's Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. To 1 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 911 Goliad.

Cost of the event is $15, which will allow customers to pick out a unique, hand-made bowl and fill it with one of several soups prepared by local residents.

Tickets can be purchased through the United Way office or at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.

Drive-through Nativity set for Dec. 10-12

November 17, 2010

Anyone wanting to embrace the “the reason for the season” needs to look no farther than Big Spring.

What began 23 years ago as a modest depiction of Christ's life, is today one of the largest and most unique holiday traditions in the Crossroads area.

Though still almost a month away, it's not too early to mark Dec. 10-12 on a calender. Those are the dates for the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive-Through Nativity.

November 16th

Bond selling options weighed

November 16, 2010

Big Spring Independent School District officials still have some construction bonds to sell. How they will sell the bonds has become a matter for discussion.

In September, BSISD trustees decided to hold off on selling almost $7 million of the $63 million in construction bonds authorized by voters. The unsold amount, which totaled $6.7 million, was held in abeyance to see if it could qualify under a special federal program which features extra-low interest rates.

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