November 3rd, 2012
With early voting in this year's general election completed, officials with the Howard County Elections Administration office are turning their attention to Tuesday, when area voters will have one last chance to cast their ballots.
According to Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom, her office has tallied nearly 5,600 ballots for early voting's two-week run, accounting for nearly 34 percent of the registered voters in Howard County.
While most guys are notorious for forgetting anniversaries, Crossroads area country and western musician Jody Nix doesn't have that problem. In his case, he has thousands of local residents and music lovers all over the country to remind him.
Nix â€” along with his band, the West Texas Cowboys â€” are poised to celebrate 66 years of what has become a lengthy and distinguished time the Nix family has carried the torch for traditional country and western music with a anniversary celebration Saturday, Nov. 10, at the family's landmark venue, the Stampede.
Richard Harold Parker, 75, of Knott, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in a San Diego, Calif. Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 14th and Main Church of Christ with Larry Marshall and Shawn Gary officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Coahoma, Texas and married Miriam Jean Sample May 28, 1958, in Big Spring.
Zachary Taylor Steward passed away at the age of 26 from complications from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Zach was born in Big Spring and moved to Lubbock when he was 4 years old. He went to Trinity Christian School until 1997, then went to Frenship Schools, where he graduated in 2005. He received his Associateâ€™s Degree from South Plains College and then received his Bachelorâ€™s degree in graphic design from Lubbock Christian University in 2011. After graduation, he did freelance graphic design work.
C. G. Griffin, 89, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
With the application process for the annual Angel Tree program completed, officials with the local Salvation Army say the number of children and seniors represented by this year's effort is slightly lower than expected.
Ada Lafler, Angel Tree coordinator for the local charity, said the application process went well, although it's still hard to get a solid count on how many area families have â€” and will â€” be approved.
For 75 years, something beautiful has been going on at Faye's Flowers.
The long-time Big Spring business is celebrating its diamond anniversary this month, beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today and continuing with a customer appreciation day Saturday which will feature drawings and a 20 percent off sale on the store's Christmas decorations.
The shop first opened its doors under the ownership of Faye Kuykendall in 1937 and has changed hands only three times since then.
Betty Rathmell Jarratt "BJ" left this life Nov. 1, 2012, at her home in Big Spring, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Handley Cemetery in Mitchell County.
Dennis Ausbie, 52, of Lubbock, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his residence in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Holston Banks officiating.
He was born Sept. 4, 1960, in Big Spring, Texas, to Ruby Jewel (Scott) and James Edward Ausbie. He grew up in Big Spring and lived most of his life here. He relocated to Amarillo in 2006 and had most recently moved to Lubbock. He had worked for Price Construction and was a Baptist.