Archive - Sep 29, 2012 - Lifestyles
Mike Tarpley, local veteran, has been named Patriot of the Year 2012-13 for Region V by the Military Order of Purple Hearts.
Region V is comprised of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Colorado. The award was presented by Commander Federico Rey.
Mr. Tarpley was to have received the award Sept. 22, 2012, but instead chose to stay in Big Spring to be in attendance for the POW/MIA services set for the morning of Sept. 21, 2012.
Tyson David Whitehead, son of Lauren Chandler Whitehead and Brett Whitehead of San Angelo, was born Aug. 30, 2012, at San Angelo Community Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.
He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Linda and Wayne Chandler of Big Spring. His paternal grandparents are Marta Cox of Canton, Okla., and Glenn Whitehead of Austin.
Hallie (White) Gillispie was elected coming home queen when the Ackerly/Sands exes met for the 2012 reunion during homecoming week. She is shown with her son Kenny Gillispie.
The exes convened in the â€śnewâ€ť Sands High School auditorium Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Ackerly.
Hallie is an ex-student of Ackerly/Sands school, having graduated with the Ackerly class of 1949. She received her crown from Dorothy (Baker) Rogers. Coming home queen of 2009-2012. Dorothy is a graduate of the Ackerly class of 1955.