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State hospital honors top volunteers

April 15, 2011

Steve Smith presented the women of Salem Baptist Church with the Jack Y. Smith Award Thursday during Big Spring State Hospital’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

The luncheon, “Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits,” recognized approximately 100 volunteers who have raised more than $1.5 million in the past 10 years for the patients at Big Spring State Hospital through fundraisers, soliciting donations and operating The Chalet Resale Shoppe.

Candidates speak out during debate

April 15, 2011

Despite drawing only three candidates, Thursday night's debate for city council hopefuls managed to heat up the races for the District 1 and District 3 seats on the government panel, with attention turning to term limits, the tax rate and municipal spending.

District 3 candidates Shannon Thomason and Glen Carrigan — along with a last minute-statement from write-in candidate Oscar Velasco — joined District 1 hopeful Marcus Fernandez to take part in the debate, which was fueled by questions submitted by e-mail and mail.

Tea Party rally Saturday

April 15, 2011

Howard County Conservatives will host a Tea Party rally from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Heart of the City Park.

The event is informal. Those attending may want to bring refreshments and lawn chairs.

“This is an opportunity for all citizens to become better informed on the critical issues facing our country and what they can do to make a difference,” said Bo Fryar, event organizer.

Special guests will be State Rep. Jim Landtroop and Dr. Donald May. Local conservative candidates will also be present at the rally, according to Fryar.

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