Archive - Lifestyles
September 7th, 2013
Marj Carpenter just returned from the National Federation of Press Women Conference in Salt Lake City where she was a speaker at one of the banquets in the three day meeting.
Other speakers included Heloise of âHints from Heloiseâ and members of the Marie/Donnie Osmond family. Marj was honored at the rehearsal of the Latter Day Saints Choir as the former moderator of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Hayes Franklin Striplng IV, grandson of Hayes Franklin Stripling II, of Big Spring, was recently awarded a doctoral degree at Texas A&M University.
âFourâ as he is affectionately called by his grandfather, received the doctorate in nuclear engineering and maintained a 4.0 gpa for the eight years he attended.
âBut heâs not just an egghead,â said his grandfather. âHeâs a tremendous athlete as well.â
Janet and Frank Somers and Dennis (Snuffy) Simmons of Big Spring, Texas are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Jerrod Simmons, to Tracye Wilkinson, both of Dallas, Texas.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Gregg and Julie Morgan of Amarillo and Ted and Renee Wilkinson of Lubbock, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Les and Freddye Carnes of Midland, Texas, and Bob and Freda Wilkinson of Levelland, Texas.
The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Shirley Davis, Bill Davis, and Pat Simmons, all of Big Spring, Texas.
Rebecca Renee Arocha, of San Antonio, Texas and John Allen Avant, of Big Spring will exchange wedding vows Oct. 12, 2013.
Rebecca is the daughter of Lisa and Lupe Lomas and Ann and Fidencio Arocha, all of San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2011 graduate of Big Spring High School and is employed at Kwikies as a cashier.
John is the son of Ms. Janet Avant and Mr. and Mrs. Don Avant. He graduated from homeschool in May 2005.
He is employed as the manager of Kwikies.
PaceâLei Grace Lance, a girl, was born Aug. 12, 2013, at 12:17 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.
She is the daughter of Angela and Blake Lance of Coahoma. Maternal grandparents are Donna and David Pace of Big Spring.
Paternal grandparents are Paul Lance of Coahoma and Lonnie and Vernette Hill of Big Spring.
PaceâLei was welcomed home by big brother Dylan Lance.
AUSTIN â Texas Game Wardens will conduct its first virtual patrol ridealong via Twitter on Labor Day weekend.
The wardens will give the public a first-hand look at what happens on a typical opening dove season shift in their tweet-along on Sunday, September 1st.
Throughout that day, the agencyâs technology warden, also a commissioned officer, will join a warden in Travis County and tweet continuously what happens that day. Â The public is invited to follow along at twitter.com/TexasGameWarden.
PaceâLei Grace Lance was born Aug. 12, 2013, at 12:17 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Pace'Lei is the daughter of Angela and Blake Lance of Coahoma. Maternal grandparents aree Donna and David Pace of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Lonnie and Vernette Hill of Big Spring. Pace'Lei was welcomed home by big brother Dylan Lance.
Jonathan Lee Rees was named to the dean's list at Victoria College for maintaining a gpa of 3.5 or greater for the semmester.
Jonathan is the son of Greg and Darla Rees of Victoria, Texas. He is the grandson of Charles and Johnnie Ray and the late, Skeet Harrington all of Coahoma; and Fred and Anita Blalack of Marble Falls and the late, Robert Rees of Olney.
Delbert and Louise (Ramirez) Green were married Aug. 29, 2013 in the courtyard at Marcy House in Big Spring. Mr. and Mrs. James âLeonâ Snider, residents of Marcy House, served as attendants for the couple. Judge Kim Hoffman of Garden City, officiated the wedding.
After the ceremony, guests joined the couple for a reception inside the activity room that overlooks the porch and courtyard area.
The newly pronounced Mrs. Delbert Green said, âIt meant so much to have our families, in addition to the Marcy House family, be a part of our special day.â
A.C. (Cotton) and Billie Mize will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Saturday Aug. 31, 2013. The couple will spend a relaxing weekend in Ruidoso, N.M.
Cotton was born in Big Spring. Billie was born Billie Yvonne Norris in California. As a young woman, she moved from Fresno, Calif. to Big Spring, Texas and began working at the state drug store where she met Cotton, after he returned from serving in World War II in the United States Air Force in January 1947.