July 5th, 2011
Lois Rhoton, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with Derrick Looney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Al Clanton, 86, of Big Spring died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
See the Tuesday edition of the Herald for more photos and information on the annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration (photo by Thomas Jenkins).
Big Spring police are searching for suspects they believe were involved in the Friday afternoon shooting of a Big Spring man.
Dijuan Ausbie, 22, was listed in stable condition after being shot three times during the altercation, police officials said late Friday.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the Big Spring Police Department, said officers responded to a call about a shooting victim in the 800 block of Lorilla at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Local veteran Steve Campbell isn't happy with the recent changes in services at the Big Spring VA Medical Center, and he's inviting other Crossroads veterans to join him Monday afternoon to show their concern for what he believes is the “closure” of the facility from the inside out.
According to Campbell, Veterans Administration officials have been less than forthcoming when it comes to the reduction of services at the Big Spring facility.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday:
â€˘ BRITTANI MARIE COFFMAN, 19, of 2201 Rocky Lane Rd., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ RICHARD DUSTIN LOFTIN, 34, of 803 Avondale, was arrested Friday on a warrant for disregard of a stop sign, failure to appear.
â€˘ SCOTT HUNTER MANLY, 61, of 1904 N. Midland Dr. Apt. 32, Midland, was arrested Friday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 100 block of S. Austin.
Funeral services for Kaci Bunn Harris, 49, of Lamesa will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday July 5, 2011, at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Clifton Igo officiating. Visitation will be held Monday July 4, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa. She passed away Wednesday June 29, 2011, in Lamesa.
Loretta (Zant) O'Neal of Rio Rancho, N.M., lost her battle with leukemia June 17, 2011. She was born June 19, 1953, to Max and Maxine Zant of Vealmoor.
Phillipe Rameriez, of Big Spring, died Friday, July 1, 2011 in a Dallas hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
By the time Mark McKinney takes the stage Saturday night, Funtastic Fourth Festival board members will already know if this year’s downtown celebration will be the best yet. McKinney, a Big Spring native, is icing on the proverbial Independence Day cake. Even if Independence Day is really Monday.