November 16th, 2011
And his impact continues â€¦
Skipper Driver, a major supporter of the Howard County Fair and Relay for Life passed away earlier this year after a long fight with cancer, but by no means has he stopped making a contribution on the community he loved so much.
In honor of Driver, the Howard County Fair Board decided to donate $1 from every ticket sold at the 2011 fair to the local Relay For Life campaign. Tuesday afternoon, members of the fair board, along with Driver's wife Wanda, presented the $4,175 check to members of the Relay For Life committee.
Ralph Edward McLaughlin, age 84, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by friends and family.
Ralph, the son of Marvin and Salome Bledsoe McLaughlin, was born on April 6, 1927 in Ralls, Texas. He graduated from Kemper Military High School in 1944 and served briefly in the Army before entering Texas Tech, where he graduated with a degree in finance in 1949.
Petra â€śPatâ€ť Arguello of Coahoma died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Tom Koger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coahoma, officiating.
Jacob Anthony Arguello, 9, of Coahoma, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Tom Koger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coahoma, officiating.
Randy Gambrell, 61, of Coahoma, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
He was born June 6, 1950 in Matador, Texas to Isabell and Buddy Gambrell. He has been a resident of Big Spring since 1983. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He married Melanie Carr on Nov. 28, 1985 in Carson, Iowa. He was a contract pumper and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie Gambrell of Coahoma; his mother, Isabel Gambrell of Forsan, one brother, Richard Gambrell and wife Tissie of Amarillo; two nieces and one nephew.
Jeanine Huskey, 75, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Sept. 22, 1936 to Sarah and T.E. Osborne in McComb, Miss. She married Alvin Huskey III on Dec. 25, 1973 in Sand Springs. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2011.
Howard County commissioners voted unanimously Monday in favor of an inter-local agreement with the city to lend financial support to the Big Spring State Park, opting to go from a previously approved three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each — to be paid to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — to help fund the continued operation of the state park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.
Something’s cooking at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, literally and figuratively.
The members of St. Mary’s Parish are busy preparing traditional Scottish recipes for their upcoming St. Andrew’s Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival set for 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ PHILLIP BERNALD WHEAT, 54, of 1314 Mobile, was arrested Monday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ RUDOLFO HERNANDEZ HILARIO, 51, of 402 Edwards Blvd., was arrested Monday on a warrant for expired motor vehicle inspection certificate.
â€˘ JESSE MARTINEZ, 43, of 107 Becker Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting (theft) â€“ more than $50 and less than $500.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
Blair Nicole Schuelke, infant daughter of Clint and Brooke Schuelke of Ackerly, passed from this life to the arms of the heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Scott, Youth Minister at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church of Abilene, officiating, and Corbin Young, regional assistant for the Brownwood district FCA, assisting.