Archive - Lifestyles
January 11th, 2011
The morning of Jan. 3 promised a return to some sort of normalcy. The holidays were now a pleasant memory. Awakening to the sunlight hitting our east windows was a reminder of a new day for 2005.
Halfway through a cup of coffee, the phone rang. Recognizing the game wardenâ€™s voice, I listened as he asked us to meet him in Stanton. The urgency of his request was understandable. Knowing about how long it would take him to drive from the Pecos River, we decided upon a meeting time.
Jake Roberts MacKenzie, a boy, was born Dec. 10, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. He is the son of Scott and Erin MacKenzie of Big Spring.
Grandparents are Wayne and Shelane Roberts of Big Spring and Finlay and Florence MacKenzie of Gresham, Ore.
He was welcomed home by older sibling Jacy Rhyan MacKenzie.
Baylee Lyn Denton, a girl, was born Dec. 30, 2010, at Midland Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is the daughter of Justin and Kendra Denton of Midland.
Grandparents Lesa and Rick Gamble of Big Spring and Pam Rinehart and Dickie Denton of Midland.
She was welcomed home by older siblings Jake Denton and Paige Carille.
Jay Maurice and Vivian Griffith celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, with a party hosted by friends.
Jay met Vivian Earwood in Sanderson and they were married Jan. 1, 1942, in San Antonio. They have spent most of their married lives in Big Spring.
Over the years, Jay worked for several railroads and retired in 1982. Vivian worked for the federal service and retired in 1976.
Mandy and Tom Archer of Marion, Ark., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taylor Danielle Archer of Marion, Ark., to Jonathan Charles Bagwell of Little Rock, Ark., the son of Sue and Chuck Bagwell of Big Spring.
The bride-to-be is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and plans to enter a pediatrist practice.
Dinah and Larry Robertson of Trophy Club are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Faith Robertson of Big Spring, to Dr. Marcus Villarreal of Big Spring, the son of Theresa Riggs and Andre Villarreal of Denton.
The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Northwest High School and a graduate of Texas Tech University. She is currently employed by Dwain Fox P.C.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Denton High School and graduate of Texas Tech University and Parker Chiropractic College. He is currently employed by Back in Motion.
December 28th, 2010
On call during the first weekend of December, the officer had gone to pick up a large hawk during the afternoon. After securing the raptor in his truck, he drove back to the shelter. The opportunity to handle such a bird reminded him of his days at the San Antonio zoo and other facilities.
After notifying the game warden, the officer was given our number to call. Since Odessaâ€™s animal control was officially closed, we arranged to meet on Sunday morning.
The Rev. Dennis and Susie Teeters of Big Spring are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Summer Dawn Teeters, to Michael Dwayne Matlock of Andrews, the son of Sandra Matlock of Lubbock and the late Rev. Dwayne Matlock.
The bride to be is the granddaughter of the Rev. Monroe Teeters of Big Spring and Normand and Patsy Mayes of Snyder. She is a 2001 graduate of Lamesa High School.
The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Plainview High School and 1994 graduate of Nazarene University. He is director of the Andrews High School Choir.
Lying on its side, the brownish gray bird struggled to pull itself toward the grassy median.Â Turbulence created by passing motorists sprayed fine bits of gravel and dust over its feathers and into its eyes. After reaching the edge of the asphalt, it could go no further.Â
Resting after such an effort, it did not hear the vehicle stop some distance behind it.
Surprised by the hands that suddenly pressed against its wings and heavy body, the bird used its large webbed feet to push against the manâ€™s waist. With its long, sharp bill it nipped at his arms.
The library closed at 3 p.m. today for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will re-open Monday at 10 a.m. Remember that you can drop off DVDs and CD (books, too) at the book drop located at the entrance. This is also the last column until we start purchasing new materials. Look for my return in late January!