The quantity of entries may have been down, but the quality was as high as ever at the Big Spring Independent School District Science Fair Friday, officials said.
For various reasons, fewer entries were received this year, said Darrell Ryan, coordinator of the event.
â€śBecause of scheduling changes at the junior high, we had fewer students participate,â€ť Ryan said. â€śAnd the high school sponsor is fighting an illness, so we didn't have any entries from there to judge (Friday).â€ť
But a decrease in numbers didn't take away from the quality of the entries, Ryan added.
The good news for anyone facing bullying is there's an effective way to fight back â€” and it doesn't involve fighting at all.
â€śThe Scary Guy,â€ť who has presented anti-bullying programs across the country, will bring his message to Big Spring High School's auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free to the public.
Most area offices and agencies will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day which commemorates the birthday and life's work of the civil rights leader and proponent of peaceful protest.
According to officials with the city of Big Spring, all offices â€” including the landfill and compost facility â€” will be closed Monday in observance of the national holiday. There will be no sanitation pickup for the day, although police, fire and emergency services will operate as normal.
Municipal offices are expected to reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.