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January 27th, 2012

Wilma Grice

January 27, 2012

Wilma Grice, 84, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in a Greenville, Texas, nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Colorado City, Texas, and married L.D. Grice on July 28, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas. Wilma worked and retired from the I.U.O.E. Local 826 and served as a volunteer at Scenic Mountain Medical Center for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mary Joyce 'Nana' Wilkerson

January 27, 2012

Mary Joyce "Nana" Wilkerson, 95, of Stanton, Ky., formerly of Garden City, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Sterling City, Texas, to Clarence Marvin and Bessie Lee Cook Sparkman. She married Joy Edward Wilkerson on Nov. 23, 1935, in Sterling City, Texas.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra "Sandy" Berryman of Stanton; an adopted daughter, Juda McKinney of Lubbock; a sister, Peggy Monroe of Kerrville; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Milton 'Rip' Lewis

January 27, 2012

Milton "Rip" Lewis, 86, of Big Spring died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Charlie Edmonds officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6: p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the funeral home.

Donald G. McCommons

January 27, 2012

Donald G. McCommons, 72, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Sept. 30, 1939. He had been a resident of Big Spring for more than 30 years. He was a long distance truck driver, later working in automotive body repair, painting and auto glass. He also owned Pioneer Auto Sales Company. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Donald has no immediate survivors.

Ray Mendoza Sr.

January 27, 2012

Ray Mendoza Sr., 54, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Paul B. Herr officiating.

He was born Aug. 6, 1957, in Bee County, Texas, to Marcella and Tranquilino Mendoza. He was a cook at Denny’s and also did landscape. He lived most of his life in Big Spring and was a Christian.

Dorothy M. Kilgore

January 27, 2012

Dorothy M. Kilgore, 83, of El Paso, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday at Center for Compassionate Care in El Paso. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Herb McPherson, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.

She was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Anderson, Ind., to Mildred and Ezra Garwood. She worked as an LVN at Webb Air Force Base Hospital for 18 years. She also worked at Malone & Hogan and Cowper Hospital. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church. She moved to El Paso several years ago.

Last-minute magic: Hawks down Odessa in OT thriller

January 27, 2012

Coaches and players like to talk about intensity as if it's something that can be bottled and stored away for use at appropriate times, but in truth it's an intangible thing that you either have or you don't.

Thursday night against Odessa College, the Howard College Hawks lacked intensity in the first half. The second half, however, was a far different story.

The Hawks rebounded from a double-digit deficit in the first half to earn a 91-88 overtime win over OC in a Western Junior College Athletic Conference thriller at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Thursday night.

Howard-Odessa women's game postponed

January 27, 2012

A glitch in referee assignments resulted in the postponement of Thursday's Western Junior College Athletic Conference women's basketball game between Howard College and Odessa College.

The game is now set for a 6 p.m. tip-off tonight at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

HC officials said that the WJCAC administrator responsible for assigning officials to particular games failed to have referees available for Thursday's game in Big Spring. After failing to find alternate referees, officials from both schools decided upon the postponement.

Jan. 27 sports calendar

January 27, 2012

TODAY
Girls’ basketball
Big Spring at Abilene Wylie, 6 p.m.
Stanton at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Forsan at Post, 6:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball
Odessa College at Howard College, 6 p.m.

Boys’ basketball
Big Spring at Abilene Wylie, 7:30 p.m.
Stanton at Coahoma, 8 p.m.
Forsan at Post, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY
Softball
Cisco Jr. College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.

To submit a calendar item, please call 263-7331, ext. 235, or e-mail reporter@bigspringherald.com

January 26th

Rains scant aid to area’s water woes

January 26, 2012

Wednesday's rainfall helped boost Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoir levels around the region, but according to local officials, the increases are small when compared to the “big picture” the current water shortage has left West Texans to face.

According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Midland, Big Spring saw a total rainfall of approximately .23 of an inch, while Snyder received .18 of an inch and the city of Midland saw .27 of an inch. All totals are currently unofficial.

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