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February 20th, 2012

SMMC to celebrate award; public invited

February 20, 2012

Scenic Mountain Medical Center is inviting Crossroads area residents help them brag just a bit — and enjoy some goodies as well.
Late last year, Press Ganey Associates Inc. named SMMC a 2011 Top Improver® Award winner. To recognize the achievement, CEO Larry Rodgers wants residents to join with SMMC staff in celebrating the award by attending a “Quality Open House” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The festivities, scheduled for the main SMMC Lobby, will feature light refreshments, door prizes and drawings.

Police beat

February 20, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JASON EDWARD FRENCH, 30, of 1705 Purdue, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
• PATRICK ALEXANDER LEAHY, 22, of 1313 Robin, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
• TRENTON PATRICK MULLIN, 13103 Priet Lane in Cypress, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

February 18th

Calvin ‘Rusty’ Hamilton

February 18, 2012

Calvin “Rusty” Hamilton, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Wilson, pastor of Baptist Temple Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Rita Daniel Palmer

February 18, 2012

Rita Daniel Palmer, 79, of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix and Chaplain Walter McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Rita was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Comanche County, Texas, and married Philip Palmer on Feb. 13, 1957, in Howard County, Texas. He preceded in death on May 14, 1987.

James L. ‘Jimmy’ Welch

February 18, 2012

James L. “Jimmy” Welch, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock from injuries sustained in a fall at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Temple, Texas, to Edwina (Baggett) and Thomas Welch Sr. He married Susie Horbath on Dec. 8, 1972, in Big Spring.

O'Neill birth

February 18, 2012

Richard and Rachel O’Neill, of Austin, Texas, announce the birth of their baby girl, Scarlett Marie O’Neill.
Scarlett was born Jan. 20, 2012, at Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin.
She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are Dub Clinton and Lucy and Tom Marlow, all of Big Spring.
Her paternal grandparents are Ed and Sherrie O’Neill and Katherine and Hollis Farris, all of San Angelo.

Rodriquez birth

February 18, 2012

 Antonio A. Rodriquez (Trayce) III, son of Tony and Brandi Rodriquez of Big Spring, was born Jan. 2, 2012, at Westwood Hospital in Midland, Texas.
He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Debra Borchardt and the late John C. Borchardt of Big Spring, Texas.
His paternal grandparents are Tony and Isabel Rodriquez.
Trayce was welcomed home by his siblings, Kylee Borchardt and Kynlee Fontana.

Perps get 10 bucks as Herald racks are stolen, damaged

February 18, 2012

Big Spring Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff announced this week the local newspaper will be offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the recent theft and vandalism of news racks located throughout the community.
Midkiff said the newspaper has had at least two of the racks — located throughout the city for area residents to purchase newspapers from on a daily basis — stolen in the last week, the most recent taken from the entryway of the Big Spring Mall.

Dental health fair

February 18, 2012

Micah Tatum, far right, and Jamie Harper, front right, explain the proper way to floss to Evan and Addi Roberts and Kynleigh Joy during the Howard College Dental Health Fair held Saturday morning at the Horace Garrett Building.

Gem of a show coming in March

February 18, 2012

Crossroads area residents will soon have the opportunity to pick up unique gifts, have fun and gain some knowledge as the 43rd annual Gem and Mineral Show in on the horizon.
Big Spring Prospector’s Club will put on its show March 3-4 in the Howard County Fair Barn, off FM 700. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
There is no admission fee and each youngster will be given a free polished stone at the door.
Lola Lamb, secretary-treasurer for the club, said there will be a lot to offer those who attend.

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