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May 25th, 2012

Police/Sheriff/EMS

May 25, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• GLENN DETRICT LOTTMAN II, of New Braunfels, Texas, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while license invalid, failure to signal lane change and disregarding a red light.
• ANTHONY ROBERT SANCHEZ, 25, of 1415 Tucson, was arrested Thursday on charges of failure to identify – giving false information and driving while license invalid – DWI related.

Mary Elizabeth Grandey

May 25, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Grandey, 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in a local nursing home. A private family memorial will be held in Dallas.
She was born June 14, 1920, in Greenville, Texas.

Mrs. Grandey had worked as a switchboard operator at Sears. She was a member of 14th and Main Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Pettitt of Big Spring and Nancy Rogers and husband Bill of Athens; four grandchildren, Kelly Hunter and wife Liliana, Jana Hunter, Jenny Parum and Jim Louis and wife Lori; and five great-grandchildren.

Marjorie E. 'Margie' Bentley

May 25, 2012

Marjorie E. "Margie" Bentley, 89, of Carrollton formerly of Stanton, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in a Fort Worth hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Stanton.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the funeral home

She was born May 4, 1923, in Stanton, Texas, and graduated valedictorian from Stanton High School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John Jackson Bentley.

Jerry L. Turney

May 25, 2012

Jerry L. Turney, 71, of Big Spring died Thursday, May 24, 2012, in a local hospital. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the funeral home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Lamesa, Texas, and married Euna Vallene Wilkerson in July 1959. They had two sons, Jeffery and Jay. He later married Winnie E. Dippel on June 3, 1981.

James McVicars

May 25, 2012

James McVicars, 85, of Midland died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Big Spring. Memorial services will be held in Toronto, Canada, at a later date.

He was born in Stirling, Scotland, March 27, 1927, and after serving in the British Marines moved to Toronto, Canada. James worked as a dance instructor for many years, opening studios in Jacksonville, Florida and Lubbock, Texas. He later started a construction business in Midland, Texas.

Sandra B. McKaskle

May 25, 2012

Sandra B. McKaskle, 70, of Stanton died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Home Hospice House in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Kreis officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, at the funeral home.

Sandra was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Stanton, and married James Conrad McKaskle July 17, 1961.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Stanton.

Local Sports Briefs

May 25, 2012

Big Spring YMCA to host 3-on-3 hoops tourney

May 24th

Titans set to compete in Ruidoso

May 24, 2012

The Howard County Titans are on a roll. The elite 8-and-under traveling baseball squad comprised of kids from Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan is currently ranked first in the West Texas division standings. They have won four out of six tournaments they have competed in this season and are preparing for a state vs. state, king of the hill-style competition being held Saturday in Ruidoso, N.M.

Most of the young athletes also play Little League baseball, but there are differences between the Titans' league and Little League play according to team manager Angela Brooks.

May 23rd

Green BSISD’s top teacher

May 23, 2012

You don’t have to be a long-time teacher to be an outstanding teacher. Corey Green is proof-positive of that.
Green, in the second year of his educational career, was named the recipient of the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award Tuesday, presented annually by the Big Spring Masonic Lodge No. 598, AF&AM, to the top teacher in the Big Spring Independent School District.
Dennis Burns of the Masonic Lodge said nominees for the award were submitted by campus principals and the winner was named by a committee of Masons.

Getting the ball rolling

May 23, 2012

Big Spring City Council on Tuesday approved first reading of an ordinance calling for the publication of notices to begin the funding process for the $13 million overhaul of the municipality’s water and wastewater facilities, a 4B sales tax project approved by voters May 12.

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