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July 28th, 2012

Partee engagement

July 28, 2012

Alan and Della Partee of Big Spring announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Nicole Partee, to Austin Lewis Roeder of Abilene.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Big Spring High School and a 2012 graduate of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor in business administration degree in marketing.
The prospective groom is the son of Carl and Lynn Roeder of Abilene. He is a 2008 graduate of Abilene High School and a 2012 graduate of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor in business administration degree in management.

60th anniversary

July 28, 2012

Theodore M. ‘Ted” Nairn Jr. and Nora B. (Clark) Nairn quietly observed their 60th wedding anniversary in April 2012 at two local restaurants in Big Spring.
Ted and Nora celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2002 at a surprise party planned by their daughter, Julie Ann (Nairn) Duke. The party was held in the home of grandson Michael and wife Melissa Nairn in Big Spring. The party was attended by all of Ted and Nora’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as several other members of their families. There were five generations of the Nairn family in attendance.

July 27th

Police/Sheriff/EMS

July 27, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• RUDY TREVINO, 49, of Lamesa, Texas, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JACOB ALEXANDER GALAN, 22, of 1607 S. Main St., was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
• JESSICA MICHELLE CHAVERA, 31, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 201, was arrested Thursday on two warrants from other agencies and warrants for expired registration, expired driver's license and failure to appear (two counts).

Early voting for runoff election ends today

July 27, 2012

The pace has quickened a bit as early voting for Tuesday's state runoff election draws to a close.

Today is the final day for voters to cast early ballots for Tuesday's election, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

Bloom reports 227 people have cast early ballots in person and another 133 have requested mail-in ballots. She said 74 people voted Thursday, almost doubling the total of early ballots cast so far.

Voters will pick their party's nominee in five state-wide races Tuesday.

Plans for county fair being finalized

July 27, 2012

The fair is coming.

The Howard County fair will return for three days, Sept. 27, 28 and 29.

Gates will be open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

“At this time, we are trying to get the vendors lined up for this year's fair,” John Paul Nichols, Howard County Fair publicity director, said. “We are looking to draw in more than we did last year.”

Mary Roberts Dalton

July 27, 2012

Mary Roberts Dalton, 86, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 26, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the funeral home.

Mary was born May 1, 1926, in Topeka, Kan. She married Samuel K. Roberts on July 1, 1944, and he preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1985. She then married James M. Dalton on Aug. 20, 1988, and he preceded her in death June 15, 1989.

Allen E. Sundy

July 27, 2012

Allen E. Sundy, 85, of Big Spring died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Herb McPherson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the funeral home.

He was born May 25, 1927, in Flomaton, Ala., and married Pauline "Polly" Harrell on Sept. 4, 1947, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death April 24, 2002.

Betty June Wofford

July 27, 2012

Betty June Wofford died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Stanton, Texas.

Betty was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Southard, Okla., to John and Eythel Redden. She married Allen Wofford in 1945. She worked as a beautician and was a member of the Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth.

She is preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by one son, Terry Wofford and wife Lora of Big Spring, Texas; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Archie Collins

July 27, 2012

Archie Collins, 58, died Friday, July 20, 2012. Family visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Faith Temple COGIC, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery under the director of Thomas Funeral Home.

He was born June 21, 1954, in Lubbock, Texas, to David and Marise Collins and married Veronica Sterling in May 2012. He attended schools in Midland and graduated from Midland High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed with Sendero Drilling Co. until his death.

Paul Deleon

July 27, 2012

Paul Deleon, 60, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 25, 2012. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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