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September 16th, 2011

Castaneda — Gann wedding

September 16, 2011

Anna Castaneda and Ben Justice Gann exchanged wedding vows Sept. 10, 2011, in the backyard of Mark and Stacy Barr's residence at 8 a.m.
The bride is the daughter of Joy Aldridge and Martin Castaneda, both of Big Spring. She is the grand daughter of Gene Chandler of Big Spring. She is the Big Spring High School choral director.
The groom is the son of Ken and Ronda Gann of Heber Springs, Ark. He is employed by the BSISD technology department.
Judge Mark Barr performed the ceremony, which was followed by a delicious breakfast served by Stacy Barr.

Churchwell engagement

September 16, 2011

Tommy and Laurie Churchwell of Big Spring, announce the engagement of their son, Logan Choate Churchwell, of Washington D.C. to Katherine Carlsen Crawford of Alexandria, Virg., daughter of Kent and the late Christine Crawford of Litchfield Park, Ariz.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Agua Fria High School and a 2007 Lewis and Clark graduate . She will graduate as an Episcopal Priest in 2012 from Virginia Theological.

Hilario birth

September 16, 2011

Melinda Williams and Ruben Hilario Jr. of Big Spring, announce the birth of their daughter, Neviellah Aleera Hilario.
Neviellah was born Aug. 22, 2011, at 1:37 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and measured 19 ½ inches.
Her maternal grandparents are Vickie and James Carson of Big Spring. Her paternal grandparents are Margie and Rueben Hilario Sr. of Big Spring.
She was welcomed home by siblings, Aycence Williams and Cory Hilario.

Film buffs sought for 'Dark Crystal'

September 16, 2011

The Big Spring Film Society is looking for a few good men ... and women.

The local film society is looking for volunteers to help with its final screening of the season Saturday, Sept. 24, when the organization plans to present “The Dark Crystal” at Big Spring State Park.

According to Film Society Chairman Brandon Johnson, the screening — part of the group's annual summer screening series which began this year with “Back to the Future” and “Ghostbusters” — represents a major accomplishment for the organization.

Weekend happenings

September 16, 2011

Weekend full of fun

Friday
7 p.m. until midnight — Diez y seis de Septembre
Downtown in Heart of the City Park
Food vendors, arts and crafts, live music

11:50 p.m. — Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave Run
Scenic Mountain
Registration will take place from 10:15 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. Entry fee is $20

Saturday

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Bastrop Donation Drop-off
Bealls parking lot (Big Spring Mall on FM 700)
Coahoma basketball girls will be collecting donations for Bastrop fire victims which will be delivered Sunday by the girls

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Garage Sale for Bastrop Fire Victims

Police/Sheriff/EMS

September 16, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• ARTHUR EARL JACKSON, 44, of 1307 E. 14th St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant from another agency.
• ALFREDO RIOS, 56, of 1204 Wood, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for expired driver's license.
• FELICIA CANALES, 22, of 1002 N. Main St. Apt. 18, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to use safety seat system with child (three counts) and no driver's license when unlicensed.

Roy 'Alan' Petty

September 16, 2011

Following a courageous battle with cancer, Roy "Alan" Petty of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Tuesday morning, Sept. On Sept. 17, 2011, visitation will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Berry Creek Country Club from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Verlene Atkinson

September 16, 2011

Verlene Atkinson, 78, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Robert Turner officiating.

Ladies Golf Association results

September 16, 2011

In a recent nine-hole team scramble, members of the Comanche Trail Ladies Golf Association continued their trend of taking it down to the wire.

While there was a clear winner, with the team of Jerry Roach, Annie ward, Paul and Dee Jenkins shooting four under par, a three-way tie had to be sorted out to determine second place.

A scorecard playoff, going to the fourth handicap hole, was used and second place was eventually grabbed by Jimmy and Deanna Foresyth, along with Bill and Bobbie Holden.

September 15th

Diez y seis festival starts Friday

September 15, 2011

Downtown Big Spring Heart of the City Park will turn into a fiesta Friday night and Saturday. ALSA, a local community club, is bringing live music, food vendors and other vendors together for a community celebration of diez y seis de Septembre (Sept. 16) —Mexican independence day.

“This is just one more way we can serve the community and provide a community and family oriented event,” said Jaime De los Santos, ALSA vice president.

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