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McEwen, Davis honored at Chamber banquet

February 4, 2011

Former Big Spring mayor Russ McEwen and longtime Big Spring Refinery administrator Verna Davis were named the 2010 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Man and Woman of the Year Thursday night, as the organization celebrated another year of promoting Crossroads businesses.

Jeanie Knocke, the 2009 Chamber Woman of the Year, presented the award to Davis, lauding the Big Spring woman for her hard work and determination to make the Crossroads area a better place to live.

Memorial service salutes those who served country

February 4, 2011

Service and sacrifice were honored during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service Thursday at First Baptist Church.

The service, hosted by the VA Medical Center, honored all area veterans who had died in the preceding 12 months.

The Four Chaplains Memorial is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, which was carrying more than 900 U.S. troops, was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Greenland in 1943.

Bill introduced to rename VA Medical Center

February 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced legislation Thursday to rename the VA Medical Center at Big Spring as the “George H. O’Brien Jr. Medical Center.”

O’Brien was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the country, for his actions in the Korean War.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• MEGAN KIYOKO KARWEDSKY, 19, of 3607 Hamilton, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for burglary of a vehicle.
• MONICA ROSE CERVANTES, 20, of 1217 W. Third St., was arrested Thursday on warrants for driving while license invalid, driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, failure to identify – giving false information, failure to appear, no driver's license – when unlicensed and two warrants from another agency.

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