April 28th, 2012
Howard College Head Softball Coach Kelly Raines knew going into Friday's series against conference rival Odessa College that the Hawks needed to win at least three of four games against the Wranglers to earn the top seed in regional play.
A two-game sweep at home would have given Raines' team a head start, but a rough inning by HC's ace, Sandra Serna, and a batting clinic staged by the Wranglers dashed that plan as the Hawks found themselves on the short end of a 10-1 ball game â a rarity for the 19-3 (41-14 overall) squad.
When Howard College and New Mexico Junior College meet on the baseball diamond, there is no telling what will happen. The two Western Junior College Athletic Conference bullies met Friday at Jack Barber Field for another chapter in its storied rivalry.
This time, the Hawks would sweep the first two games of the four-game series winning the first outing by a score of 8-3 and taking Game Two 19-11 after a dramatic, eight-run comeback.
A reunion for everyone was held this weekend throughout Big Spring.
The First Annual Coming Home to Big Spring Spring Picnic was held at Comanche Trail Park starting Saturday morning. From the central location, attendees dispersed throughout the community to revisit the town each once called home.
âThe closer it got and everyone said they were coming, I started getting excited and said âIâm going, too,ââ Peggy Rogers, Big Spring resident, said. âI just want to meet everyone; that is just so much fun.â
Early balloting in the May 12 municipal and school district elections begins Monday with a proposed multi-million dollar 4B project expected to be a driving force in voter turnout.
Early voting will take place in the Elections Administration Office â located on the third floor of the Howard County Courthouse â between Monday and May 8, according to Saundra Bloom, county elections administrator.
Normal voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. extended hours scheduled Tuesday and Thursday.
Big Spring independent School District officials have announced registration times for parents wishing to enroll their children in 2012-2013 pre-kindergarten classes.
Pre3-K registration will be held from noon until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Goliad Intermediate School return, will be required.
â˘ The family is homeless.
â˘ Parent is a member of the U.S. armed forces (military identification will be required).
â˘ The child has been in foster care.
The following documents will be required at registration:
â˘ Official birth certificate.
â˘ Immunization records.
â˘ Childâs Social Security card.
Walter and Jean McCaig Gleason celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 26, 2012.
The couple was married â in the brideâs hometown â April 26, 1952, at St. Maryâs Church in Widnes, England.
The couple celebrated their anniversary with a dinner given by their daughters Saturday, April 28, 2012 at KCâs Steak House. They were joined by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all shared lots of laughter.
The Gleasons have three daughters, Joanne Sayles and husband Ron of Big Spring; Susan Williams and husband George of Big Spring; Sandra Crockett and husband Don of Midland.
Krista LaDawn Blagrave of Ackerly and Clayton John Anderson of Gail exchanged wedding vows April 14, 2012. The couple exchanged vows at Green Lawn Church of Christ in Lubbock at a 5 p.m. ceremony. Larry Marshall of Garland officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Stan and Carla Blagrave of Ackerly. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Jean Parker of Knott and Derwood and Joan Blagrave of Ackerly.
The groom is the son of John and Kevva Anderson of Gail. He is the grandson of Rich and Barbara Anderson of Gail and Wilella Tucker of Vealmoor and the late Sonny Tucker.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â˘ ADAN CHAVERA, 42, of 600 Holbert, was arrested Friday on warrants for theft less than $50, failed to maintain financial responsibility, fail to appear.
â˘ LORI ANN WRIGHT, 48, of 312 N. Main St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â˘ GUADALUPE JR. LOMAS JR., 40, of 1405 Nolan St., was arrested on warrants for failed to maintain financial responsibility and fail to appear.
Milton James Junek, 85, of Big Spring, died Friday, April 27, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Cavanaugh officiating.
Family and friends are invited to a reception to visit and tell stories at the funeral home following the services.
He was born June 1, 1926, in Cameron, Texas, and married Emma Clara Kernell on Feb. 16, 1964, in Lovington, N. M. She preceded him in death Dec. 13, 2007.
Bettie Wilcox, 74, of Lake Thomas, died April 26, 2012, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gail Cemetery with Chaplain Cherise Felty of Home Hospice officiating.
She was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Cordell, Okla. She married Wayne Wilcox on June 2, 1973, in New Mexico. She was a homemaker and has lived at Lake Thomas since 1979.