July 5th, 2012
By foot, stroller, pedal and motor power, Highland South's smallest residents showed their their patriotism in colorful ways Wednesday.
The 45th Annual Highland South Fourth of July Parade attracted more than 30 entries this year. That number was down slightly from 2011, but Parade Coordinator Melanie Lawdermilk said the quality of the entries was as strong as ever.
Lawdermilk credited her fellow volunteers with helping make the event a success.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ CHRISTOPHER RYAN COLEGROVE, 20, of 1311 Madison, was arrested Wednesday on charges of evading arrest or detention, disorderly conduct â€“ fighting, failure to appear (eight counts), driving without safety belt secured, criminal mischief â€“ more than $500 and less than $1,500 and a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ANDRES NIETO, 42, of 1901 Hilltop Rd., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of failure to stop and render aid injury/death.
Loyce Ballard, age 79, of Snyder, Texas, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Services for Mrs. Ballard will be held Friday, July 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Nicky Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Sping under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Jeremiah Gary Hart, 23, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Big Spring. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Jeremiah was born April 13, 1989, in Big Spring, Texas.
James Lee Henderson, 72, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Abilene.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 4, 1939, in Brownwood, Texas and married Gayla L. Cook Jan. 4, 1974 in Floresville, Texas.
Levi Pearson, 80, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Craig Felty officiating.
He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Stanton to Maudie and Claude Pearson. He lived most of his life in Big Spring. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Roger J. Demers, 62, passed away Saturday June 30, 2012, his home in Newark, Del.
He moved to Big Spring in 1975 and worked at Malone & Hogan Clinic as a physician's assistant with the local surgeons until 1987. He had also served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roland J. Demers.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Demers; two children, Melissa Baker of Clearwater, Fla. and Jason Demers of Bear, Del.; his mother, Irene Demers; a sister, Elaine Wilk; and three grandchildren.
Teodora T. Ramirez, 79, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Teodora was born May 1, 1933, in Del Rio, Texas and married Canuto Ramirez Sr. Nov. 7, 1958 in Big Spring. He preceded her in death July 16, 2010.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Mike Carter, 64, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Officials with the 118th District Court are warning area residents of a telephone scam where con artists are claiming to be collecting fines from locals who allegedly owe fins for missing jury duty.
According to 118th District Judge Timothy Yeats, his office was recently made aware of the scam, which is targeting local residents.