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June 11th, 2014

VA: Staffing shortage forces long wait times

June 11, 2014

West Texas VA Healthcare System officials believe the major reason for long wait times at its facilities is a serious staffing shortage and promise to take aggressive steps to remedy the situation.

Michael Kiefer, WTVAHS director, addressed the media in the wake of a report showing the system, headquartered in Big Spring, fared poorly in an audit which studied a variety of factors, including how long new and established patients had to wait for appointments.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Legends and Legacies is Friday

June 11, 2014

Heritage Museum officials hope you — and they — have a lucky Friday the 13th.

The financially troubled museum will hold its annual Legends and Legacies Casino Night this Friday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the museum.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a meal, drinks and $2,000 in “fun money” for use at one of the casino games offered.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Glenn Pleas 'Fuzzy' Dickenson Jr.

June 11, 2014

Glenn Pleas “Fuzzy” Dickenson Jr., 88, of Big Spring passed away peacefully, Friday, June 6, 2014, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Pastor Ed Prince officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers include Bill & R. L. Lasater, Weldon Carmichael, Harvey Hanson and Jim Airheart.

Edna M. James

June 11, 2014

Edna M. James, 82, of Big Spring, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Memorial services will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Mark Lindsey of First Baptist Church of Big Spring officiating.

She was born May 4, 1932, in Comanche County to Minnie Myrtle and Forest General Gilchrest. She married Jesse James on March 15, 1953, in DeLeon, Texas. She was a Baptist. She worked at Coker’s Restaurant for 15 years and then worked in the cafeteria for the Big Spring Independent School District for 12 years.

Roberto Galindo Garcia

June 11, 2014

Roberto Galindo Garcia, 83, of Big Spring died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

June 10th

Further review set for Big Spring VA

June 10, 2014

The West Texas VA Health Care System, headquartered in Big Spring, will receive further review as the result of an audit of all Veterans Health Administration facilities.

The audit, which studied various factors, including patient wait times for a variety of medical and mental health services at VA hospitals, concluded that Big Spring was among the VA facilities in need of further review.

Armed robbery draws scrutiny of local police

June 10, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery that took place shortly after 6 a.m.Monday.

Officers were called to Big A Shaved Ice at 1811 Gregg in reference to an aggravated robby. They discovered two employes at the business. One was outside smoking; the other was inside.

Witnesses said a male subject, black or Hispanic, came in the door armed with a handgun.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Craig L Duncan

June 10, 2014

Craig L Duncan, 79, of Big Spring, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Trinity Memorial Park with Juan Jojola officiating.

Glenn Pleas 'Fuzzy' Dickenson Jr.

June 10, 2014

Glenn Pleas “Fuzzy” Dickenson Jr, 88, of Big Spring passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Donna Cox

June 10, 2014

Donna Cox, 48, of Big Spring, died Sunday June 9, 2014, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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