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April 26th, 2011

Marion Kay Doyle

April 26, 2011

Marion Kay Doyle, 68, of O’Donnell died April 23, 2011. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2011, at Combest Family Funeral Homes in O’Donnell. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Church of Christ in Lamesa. Interment will be held at Gail Cemetery.

Forsan baseball, Coahoma softball teams make playoffs

April 26, 2011

COLORADO CITY — New year, new classification, same postseason hopes for the Forsan Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes clinched a spot in the Class 2A state high school baseball playoffs with a 12-5 victory over Colorado City Monday afternoon.

Forsan came into the game needing a win to hold off Coahoma for the final District 3-2A playoff spot. A loss to C-City would have dropped the Buffs into a tie with Coahoma and forced a one-game playoff between the teams.

Howard cowgirl qualifies for CNFR

April 26, 2011

After a 12-year drought, a Howard College cowgirl will be representing the school at the College National Finals rodeo.

Hawk barrel racer Kaci Smith became the first Howard cowgirl to claim a spot in the CNFR since 1999, when Kim Green brought home the Reserve National Champion award in barrel racing.

“Kaci is doing what Kaci does best right now,” said Greg Kernick, Howard College rodeo coach. “She’s done a great job throughout the entire season and has peaked at just the right time.”

April 25th

Joe Don Marrow

April 25, 2011

Joe Don Marrow, 68, of Big Spring, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Marvelene Bradford

April 25, 2011

Marvelene Bradford, 80, of Kingsland, formerly of Big Spring died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Kingsland. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Melva N. Cooper

April 25, 2011

Melva N. Cooper, 87, of West Monroe, La., formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in a West Monroe nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the funeral home.

State Veterans Home celebrates Easter

April 25, 2011

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Employees and staff with the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home serve up some holiday fair during the facility's annual Easter celebration Saturday afternoon.

Helping Special Olympics

April 25, 2011

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Area motorcycle enthusiasts gather around a group of custom cycles during a festival to benefit the Special Olympics sponsored by local federal prison contractor Geo Saturday afternoon. The even featured live music and a poker fun run for riders.

Council to put finishing touches on water ordinance

April 25, 2011

The Big Spring City Council will attempt to put the finishing touches on its summer plan to decrease water consumption Tuesday night.
The measure — which calls for scheduled outdoor water usage to help the city cut water consumption by 10 percent — passed first reading April 12 on a unanimous vote.

According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, Stage 3 of the plan includes a number of restrictions — aimed mainly at outdoor water usage, such as watering lawns, washing cars and filling swimming pools — which are expected to go into effect May 1.

Fund-raiser set to help kids attend camp

April 25, 2011

The Salvation Army's Boys and Girls Club of Big Spring will be holding a community yard sale Saturday, May 21, to raise much-needed funds to send local youngsters to camp in June.

Sonnet Hildebrand, director of the local Boys and Girls Club, said the yard sale is slated for 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St., and will help give children within the Boys and Girls Club program a chance to attend a five-day camp.

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