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December 17th

Secret Santa pays off customers' layaway

December 17, 2011

Secret Santas are popping up everywhere.
Local resident Lupe Castro received an early Christmas present Friday afternoon when she was informed her layaway had been taken care of.
“It truly is a blessing,” Castro said. “It is a rare thing to see, but it’s nice to see there are still people out there with caring hearts.”
Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Erica Rodriques said the anonymous donor walked in and expressed the desire to pay for 22 layaways.

Gas leak prompts school closure

December 17, 2011

Lakeview Headstart, located at 1107 N.W. Seventh, had to shut their doors early Thursday.
Throughout the day, there had been a faint gas odor and for safety concerns Site Director Dominga Shockley decided it was in the best interest to go ahead and send students home for the day until the problem could be found and repaired.
According to Shockley, the problem was fixed by 5 p.m. Thursday. Classes went on as usual Friday, with an early release scheduled for the holiday break.
Classes at Lakeview Headstart will resume Jan. 2, 2012.

Robert E. ‘Dog’ Jones Sr.

December 17, 2011

Robert E. “Dog” Jones Sr., 64, of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Johnnie L. Mondey

December 17, 2011

Johnnie L. Mondey, 70, of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Joseph Garcia Luna

December 17, 2011

Joseph Garcia Luna, “Jo Jo,” age 22, of Odessa died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home. He was born in Odessa on Feb. 17, 1989. He worked as a waiter at Tequila Tony’s Mexican Restaurant.
Survivors include his father, Gilbert Luna and wife Rosa Garcia; mother, Cynthia Ann (Garcia) Ponce and husband Luis; maternal great-grandparents, Sabino and Josefa Garcia; maternal grandmother, Mary Jo Pineda; paternal grandmother, Felicita L. Valenzuela; and an uncle, Luis Luna, all of Odessa.

Bill Bennett

December 17, 2011

Bill Bennett, 80, of Sand Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Bill was born March 22, 1931, in Vincent, Texas, and married Johnnie Padgett on Oct. 7, 1950 in Forsan.
He was employed for 36 years at the Cosden Refinery, now Alon USA, as an operator.
He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Police Blotter

December 17, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
• TAMMY KAY LOCKHART, 35, of 1106 W. Third St. 13, was arrested Friday on a warrant on assault by contact.
• TONY ELBERT MCBEE, 46, of 1706.5 Johnson St., was arrested Friday on a warrant from another agency.
• JONATHON MICHAEL PAUL, 31, of 605 Circle, was arrested Friday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
• CODY KYLE WITT, 26, of 1605 Johnson, was arrested Friday on a charge of disregard a red light.

Chesworth and Braxton

December 17, 2011

Krista Chesworth and Jeremy Braxton were united in marriage Saturday, July 9, 2011. The wedding took place at College Baptist Church. The Rev. Ken McMeans performed the double ring ceremony.
Krista is the daughter of Michael and Anita Chesworth of Big Spring and the granddaughter of the late Shirley Bell and the late Jim and Sylvia Chesworth.
Jeremy is the son of Lillie Shoup of Big Spring and James and Ann Braxton of Houston. He is the grandson of Charlie Martin and Bobbie Martin and the late James and Joan Braxton.

December 16th

Where have you bought most of your Christmas gifts this season?

December 16, 2011

Coahoma council tables zoning plan

December 16, 2011

COAHOMA — The Coahoma City Council is taking a “slow and steady” approach to adopting the first-ever zoning maps for this community.

The council tabled plans to vote on adopting the maps during its Thursday meeting, giving city officials more opportunities to fine-tune the proposal and address concerns raised by residents during a series of public meetings on the subject.

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