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Frank 'Porky' Overton

December 15, 2012

Frank “Porky” Overton, 28, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Derek Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Frank was born Feb. 5, 1984, in Big Spring, Texas, to Hassona and Donald Max Overton. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a driller for Robinson Drilling at the time of his death.

Opal Dee Anglin

December 15, 2012

Opal Dee Anglin, 92, of Odessa died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

William King

December 15, 2012

William King, 92, of Coahoma died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

John J. 'Jerry' White

December 15, 2012

John J. "Jerry" White, 92 of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Louise I. Terry

December 15, 2012

Louise I. Terry, 92, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Bailee Maria Rizo

December 15, 2012

Bailee Maria Rizo, a girl, was born Nov. 26, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, weighing 7 pounds, 6.6 ounces. She was 19.5 inches long.
She is the daughter of Salvador and Crystal Rizo of Midland.
She is the granddaughter of James and Angie Worley and Juan Rizo and the late Maria Rizo, all of Big Spring.
She was welcomed into the world by brother Kingston Maddox Rizo.

December 14th

3 killed in Highway 87 collision

December 14, 2012

Three Howard County residents were killed Thursday morning when the SUV they were traveling in was hit by an oilfield pumper truck near the intersection of FM 846 and U.S. Highway 87.

According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident was reported at 5:18 a.m. at the intersection, located approximately 10 miles from Big Spring.

Festival of Lights opens Saturday

December 14, 2012

Light the lights.

Comanche Trail Park will be transformed to a Christmas wonderland starting Saturday when the Festival of Lights begins its annual holiday run.

Hundreds of exhibits featuring more than a million lights will be on display. Themes range from traditional holiday scenes to patriotic displays, with a little West Texas flavor thrown in for good measure, organizers promise.

Ruth Oppegard

December 14, 2012

Ruth Oppegard, 91, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Ruth was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Pennsylvania to Irene and William McBeth. She was a veteran of the army during World War II, serving in the Air Corps. She married Moran Oppegard on Oct. 4, 1945, in Raleigh, N.C. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of Alive In Christ Lutheran Church.

Martin Diaz

December 14, 2012

Martin Diaz, 59, of Fort Worth formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 9, 1953, in Big Spring to Benita and Gumersindo Diaz. He lived most of his life in Big Spring and later moving to Fort Worth. He worked most of his life in road and general construction. He was a Catholic.

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