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February 11th, 2012

Book signing

February 11, 2012

Paul Pittman, local resident, stopped by Inspirations Flowers and Gifts Saturday morning during Kathleen Rigdon Highley’s book signing. Highley was featuring her newest book, “Coming Home” — her third novel —and also had copies of her previous two books, “106 Arrowhead Drive” and “In Search of Tranquility” on hand.

Barr,McLellan file for re-election

February 11, 2012

Start the list for the upcoming board of trustees election at Howard College.
As of Thursday afternoon, Maxwell Barr — seat holder of District 4 — and Larry McLellan — trustee for District 3 — have announced they will be seeking re-election.
Barr was appointed to his current seat in February 2009 in order to fill the position of long-time board member Don McKinney, who passed away. After his fill-in term, he was elected to the position in 2010.

Police blotter

February 11, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• DUSTY FRIAR FRIAR, 24, of 604 Drake, was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• ALFONSO BACA III, 29, of 506 State, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction.
• EDWARD MYERS IV, 41, of 1204 Lamar, was arrested Friday on a warrant for failed to maintain financial responsibility, safety seat system-child under 8 years or less than 4'9” tall and no drivers license when unlicensed.

Wash Twins Birth

February 11, 2012

Derek and Crystal Wash of Big Spring announce the birth of their twin boys, Kinsler William and Carter Gray Wash.
Both boys were born Jan. 11, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.
Kinsler William weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces and measured 16 inches long. Carter Gray weighed 5 pounds and measured 16 ¼ inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Larry and Kim Bridges of Big Spring.
Paternal grandparents are David and Lisa Hobbs of Big Spring and the late Billy Wash.

50th Anniversary

February 11, 2012

James and Beverly Norman of Big Spring will be honored with a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the College Baptist Church fellowship hall. The reception will be hosted by the couple’s children: Leslie and Albert Harris, Larrie and Greg Estes, all of San Angelo; and Craig Norman of Big Spring. They have been blessed with five grandchildren.
James was born to James J. and Elsie Norman in Lamesa, Texas, and Beverly Osborn was born to D.M. (Dock) and Juana Osborn in Abilene, Texas.

Churchwell wedding

February 11, 2012

The celebration and blessing of a marriage took place Jan. 21, 2012, in Litchfield Park, Ariz. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for Katherine Carlsen Crawford and Logan Choate Churchwell, of Arlington, Va.  Officiated by the Right Reverend Kirk Smith, Bishop of Arizona, the bride and groom made their life long vows to each other in the presence of God, their families and friends.

February 10th

Howard's 1962 track and field team

February 10, 2012

During halftime of Thursday's Howard College-Western Texas basketball game, members of Howard's 1962 track and field team were honored on the 50th anniversary of their national junior college title, one of three straight championships the squad earned. With members of the team behind her, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks addresses the crowd during the ceremony.

Judy Hokett

February 10, 2012

Judy Hokett, 80, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Federico ‘Fred’ Salgado

February 10, 2012

Federico “Fred” Salgado, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his niece’s residence. Vigil services and memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating.
He was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Vealmoor, Texas, to Virginia and Cirilo Salgado. He has been a lifetime resident of Howard County. He married Alice Jimenez on June 26, 1971, in Midland, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 14, 2009. He was a self-employed carpet layer for more than 40 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Bob Hicks

February 10, 2012

Bob Hicks, 72, of Coahoma, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his residence. Memorial celebration services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Coahoma. His friend and pastor, Tom Koger, will officiate and his life long friend, Karl Hoppess of Houston, will give a brief eulogy.

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