November 21st, 2011
And the numbers are in â€¦
Blitz Day ended the 2012 Big Spring and Howard County United Way campaign Friday afternoon. The campaign, which started Sept. 1, concluded after three months with an expected goal of $275,000 being exceeded. As of Friday afternoon, the total amount collected was $294,000.
â€śIt has been a wild ride, but we made it and ended up exceeding our numbers,â€ť said Wayland Pierce, United Way president. â€śWe have surpassed our goal, ended on a good note and still have monies trickling in.â€ť
Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
J.C. Rich, 83, of Lenorah, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Adalinda Sarinana, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Deborah Ann Lewis, 46, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Thomas M. Yeats Jr., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the age of 87. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton and the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Richard "Dick" Allen Battle of San Antonio, passed away Nov. 18, 2011, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
It's turkey time at the Big Spring Salvation Army, as the local charity prepares to open its arms — and its kitchen — to the community for its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.
Prep work for the dinner is expected to get under way as early as Tuesday, according to Salvation Army Social Worker Bessie Flores, continuing daily until the Thursday meal is ready to be served.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 62, of 509 N. Goliad St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ GARY LEE SMALE JR., 37, of 538 Westover St. 105, was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid previous conviction.
â€˘ DON LLOYD BROOKS, 45, of 1712 E. 15th St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ AVEL ABREO RAMIREZ, 64, of 1512 Wood St., was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
Howard College officials are looking at ways to use a $250,000 gift to help improve their library.
When trustees meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Union Building's Tumbleweed Room, they will hear a report on the college library and officials hopes of modernizing the facility.
When administrators were drawing up plans for construction bond projects several years ago, the library was not high on the list of priorities, College President Cheryl Sparks admitted.