April 5th, 2011
One day he just decided to start walking.
George Throop decided that it was time to answer a calling, step out of the normal and do something different than his usual day-to-day life.
“I was manager of security of a high-rise building and it took care of my needs, but I wanted something more,” Throop said.
If helping others appeals to you, here's something of interest. The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in the Crossroads area.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY DON BROOKS, 21, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ STEPHEN KYLE GAY, 27, of 1409 Wood, was arrested Monday on charges of driving while intoxicated â€“ second offense and driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ AVERY BROOKS, 17, of 1902 Mittle, was arrested Monday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
Bobby Sumner, 62, of Big Spring died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Martin County Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at Life Church with Pastor Clint Collins officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
C.H. Arrick Jr., 77, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in an Odessa nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Golfers from Garden City and Sands overcame not only the course, but Mother Nature as well, at the District 10-1A tournament at Big Spring Country Club Monday.
Garden City won both the boys' and girls' team and individual titles, while Sands placed second in the boys' bracket. Those three squads advance to the Region II-1A tournament, scheduled for Shady Oaks Country Club in Baird April 18-19.
Paced by the trio of Hayden Halfmann, Brian Hirt and Austin Hoelscher, Garden City won the boys' division by 61 strokes over runner-up Sands.
Baseball â€” Big Spring at Sweetwater, 7 p.m.
Baseball â€” Forsan at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Softball â€” Big Spring at Sweetwater, 5 p.m.
Softball â€” Forsan at Coahoma, 6:30 p.m.
Golf â€” Big Spring girls at District 5-3A tournament, Abilene.
Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
That's the reasoning behind Kid Print, just one of the activities available Saturday at Health Fair 2011.
â€śIn today's world, who knows what is going to happen?â€ť said Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness. â€śThis is an excellent way to document your child in case something ever does happen.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MARCUS EMORY STURGILL, 22, of 1216 E. 15th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed.
â€˘ CASEY RAY BRACKETT, 19, of 1204 Pennsylvania, was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ LEONARD RAY DEANDA, 19, of Abilene, was arrested Saturday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DAMIAN WESLEY BAILEY, 20, of 538 Westover Rd. Apt. 154, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
A whole lot of trash makes a huge success.
Saturday was the Don't Mess With Texas annual Trash Off. The turnout included more young people than in past years, according to Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons.
â€śThis year was a huge success, especially because of the youth,â€ť said Simmons, member of Keep Big Spring Beautiful, which sponsored the event locally.