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March 17th, 2012

Lady Steers top Sweetwater in district opener

March 17, 2012

SWEETWATER — The Big Spring Lady Steers opened District 5-3A softball play with a bang Friday, defeating the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs 11-6 at the Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
A pair of home runs, a slew of stolen bases and a strong defense all contributed to a solid district win.
The Lady Steers (10-10) started strong, scoring five runs in the top of the first.
Ambra Hill led off with a single, then stole second and third bases, allowing Valerie Goodblanket to drive her home with an RBI double.

Grady Malcolm Smith

March 17, 2012

Grady Malcolm Smith, 49, of Coahoma died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coahoma Cemetery with Eddie Pitchford and Billy Sullivan officiating.
He was born Sept. 21, 1962, in Austin to Sandra and Grady Ross Smith. He grew up in Odessa, lived in Lubbock for a while and lived in Coahoma for more than 10 years. He was a plumber.

Gerry Marino

March 17, 2012

Gerry Marino, 60, of Big Spring died Friday, March 16, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born June 13, 1951, in Odessa to Beryle LaVerne and Grover Lee Simpkins. She grew up in Odessa and moved to Big Spring in 1972. She married Bill Marino in 1972 in Big Spring. She was a homemaker and was a member of Alive in Christ Lutheran Church.

M.L. Bertran Jr.

March 17, 2012

M. L. Bertran Jr., 84, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. John McCullough, pastor of Berea Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Feb. 23, 1928, in McCamey, Texas, and married Martha Genay Tuley on Sept. 29, 1949, in Dallas, Texas.

60th anniversary

March 17, 2012

The Clarks were married in Big Spring on March 7, 1952 at her mother’s home. The ceremony was attended by family and friends.
Mildred is the daughter of the late Judge Jacob E. Brown and Mary E. O’Daniel Brown. Calvin is the son of the late Ossie Clark and Velma Clark of Arkansas. They met quite by chance at the local Nutt Drive In. He proposed that very evening in a joking way, “Baby if you will marry me we will go places.” Mildred did not believe him and thought, yeah, probably to the county fair or a hog calling.

Barr-Durst engagement

March 17, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Barr are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meridith Kaye, to Barrett Durst, son of Glenn and Meleta Durst of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Meridith graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of business administration in finance. She is a practice administrator for physician network services in Lubbock.
Barrett graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in animal science and a minor in wildlife management. He is employed with Texas Parks and Wildlife as the superintendent for Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Gonzales twins

March 17, 2012

Faustino and Sally Gonzales of Fort Hood, Texas, are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Aaron Faustino and Victoria Alexa, born Feb. 28, 2012.
Aaron Faustino was born at12:28 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces. He measured 18 ÂĽ inches long.
Victoria Alexa was born at 12:30 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces. She measured 18 and Âľ inches long.
Their grandparents are Oscar and Judy Trevino and Faustino Sr. and Maria Gonzales, all of Big Spring.
They were welcomed home by their big sister, three-year-old Isabella Marisa.

Ashley-Murphy engagement

March 17, 2012

Judith Ann Ashley and John Tyler Murphy announce their engagement.
Judith Ann lives in Midland. Her parents are Robert F. and Elsa S. Ashley of Dallas. Her major is business finance and will graduate from University of Texas at Permian Basin.
John Tyler Murphy lives in Midland. Tyler studied management at Texas State University. His parents are Murray L. and Diane R. Murphy of Big Spring. Tyler’s grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Range Jr., and they live in Big Spring, Texas.

50th anniversary

March 17, 2012

Edward and Jean Slate will celebrate their 50th anniversary March 24 with a family gathering in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Randy Elder of McKinney. Also hosting the event will be their son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Kim Slate of Burleson. Unable to attend are their younger son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Ruth Slate, Mandeville La.  The Slates have been blessed with 10 grandchildren, five boys and five girls.

March 16th

50th anniversary

March 16, 2012

Edward and Jean Slate will celebrate their 50th anniversary March 24 with a family gathering in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Randy Elder of McKinney. Also hosting the event will be their son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Kim Slate of Burleson. Unable to attend are their younger son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Ruth Slate, Mandeville La.  The Slates have been blessed with 10 grandchildren, five boys and five girls.

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