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July 5th, 2012

Levi Pearson

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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.

July 3rd

118th officials warn of telephone scam

July 3, 2012

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.

Stanton readies for 79th Old Settlers Reunion

July 3, 2012

STANTON — Stanton residents will focus on “Big Dreams in a Small Town” as a 79-year-old tradition continues this year — the Old Settlers Reunion returns July 14, 2012.

“We are celebrating a time of growth and prosperity, as well as remembering our predecessors who made it possible,” Marsha Todd, event organizer, said in a press release.

Cheryl Marie Cawthon Kight

July 3, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that Charles and Patsy Cawthon announce the passing of their daughter. She joined our Lord in Heaven on June 26, 2012.

Cheryl Marie Cawthon was born in Wichita Kansas on April 19, 1955. She was a very pretty, outgoing gregarious child who never met a stranger. During her junior year of high school her father was transferred to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. It was there she would meet the love of her life and future husband, Martin Phillip Kight, whose father was also stationed at Nellis AFB.

Carrie Mae Matthews

July 3, 2012

Carrie Mae Matthews, 65, of Big Spring died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in a local hospital. Private services will be held at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

She was born March 25, 1947, in Grand Bay, Ala. Carrie Mae was a personal chef and also had served as chef for several restaurants in Mississippi. She moved to Big Spring in 2001 to be closer to family.

James Lee Henderson

July 3, 2012

James Lee Henderson, 73, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Drunk drivers beware: Troopers on DWI patrol during July 4 period

July 3, 2012

If your plans to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday include drinking and driving, they should include a trip to the county detention center, as state and local law enforcement will be on the lookout for violators during the next several days.

The Texas Department of Public Safety have increased DWI patrols for a nine-day period which includes Wednesday, according to state officials, with troopers focusing DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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