October 20th, 2012
Emilee Ramsey Beckham, formerly of Big Spring, died Oct. 17, 2012, at age 95 in Claude, Texas.
She was born March 8, 1917, on a ranch near Westbrook, Texas to I.W. and Sarah Ann Ramsey. Her family owned and operated the I.W. Ramsey Cash Grocery in Westbrook. After starting elementary school one year early and skipping one grade, Mrs. Beckham graduated from Westbrook High School at age 16 and moved to Abilene to join her older sister, Burnice Ramsey, as a student at McMurry College.
Jeneane Perry, 75, of the Lomax Community, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at her residence. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
The case for keeping Big Spring's Economic Development Corp. a Type 4A operation will be made during a forum at the Hall Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Council, will speak on the importance and future of economic development in the state during the forum.
On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to decide whether to change EDC's mandate from Type A, which finances only economic development projects, to Type B, which will also help fund community improvement projects.
With oil production booming in the Permian Basin region, the influx of workers has created a housing shortage in Big Spring and surrounding areas.
One local company, Big A Properties, has found a creative way to ease the burden.
Shipping crates â€” just like the ones you see on giant cargo ships and on the backs of 18-wheel trucks on the highway â€” are being converted into living quarters in nearby San Angelo to be rented or sold here in Big
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ JAMIE RAE NELSON, 36, of 1909 Monticello, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired registration (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid (two counts) and failure to appear (two counts).
â€¢ LAUREN RACINE SMITH, 25, of 1501 S. Scurry, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault â€“ family violence and criminal mischief â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
George Donald Tays left his loving family on Oct. 18, 2012, after a six-month illness.
He was born in Roswell, N.M. on June 23, 1930 to William Samuel and Addie Pearl Sheldon Tays. George graduated from high school in Roswell, attended New Mexico A&M and graduated from the University of Albuquerque (Cum Laude).
He enlisted in the Navy Oct. 27, 1948, (Navy Day) and retired in August 1971. He entered civil service in 1976 as a social security claims representative and retired from SSA in June 1992.
Former Big Spring resident Marsha Gwyn Darrow, 62, died Oct. 6, 2012, in Longmont, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Spring Tabernacle Church with Mona Lou Tonn officiating.
She was born Sept. 14, 1950, in Augusta, Kan. She was a cook and enjoyed riding motorcycles.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Dean, Athea Nall and Veronica White, all of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Leslee Jones of Longmont, Colo.
J. W. "Bill" McClendon, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has the kids, space and planned activities â€” but it's still missing a very important ingredient.
The club, which opened this summer, is the newest and one of the biggest clubs of its kind in Texas. Within its walls, there are rooms for dance and music lessons, video games and other activities designed for local children.
But most of those rooms are darkened and unused right now for a very important reason â€” there aren't any volunteers to man them.
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Love arts and crafts? Have a fancy for wood-carved items? If so, the Mustang Draw Woodcarver's Club has an offer you might not be able to refuse.
The club's annual Show and Sale will conclude Friday and Saturday at the Dora Roberts Community Center, and organizers say there will be all sorts of hand-crafted items for sale.