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February 15th, 2011

County preps for joint meeting

February 15, 2011

Utility usage, seal coating bids and jail issues topped the Howard County commissioners agenda Monday morning, as the court prepares for its joint meeting with the city of Big Spring Feb. 28 to discuss the possibility of combining the Sheriff's Department and Big Spring Police Department under one roof.

Commissioners touched upon the meeting scheduled later this month, which will include county and city officials. The joint meeting is set to discuss the possibility of housing both law enforcement agencies at the Howard County Jail and sharing resources.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

February 15, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• THEODORE LEE FLORES, 32, of Levelland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• SCOTTY KEITH LEATHERWOOD, 45, of 1004 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a warrant for speeding.
• SAMANTHA MARIE PAYNE, 27, of 303 E. Ninth St., was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

Vickie Daughtery

February 15, 2011

Vickie Elaine Daughtery, age 52, of Odessa, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, officiated by Brother Roy Jones. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory and online condolences may be sent to the family through acreswestfuneral.com.

James F. Blake

February 15, 2011

James F. Blake, 78, of Midland passed away peacefully at home Feb. 12, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Scott Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Zoia E. Rich

February 15, 2011

CISCO — Zoia E. Rich, 95, of Cisco passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Eastland Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Summers-Chambers Funeral Home of Cisco. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011, at the First Assembly of God in Cisco with the Rev. Jeremy Howard officiating. Burial will follow in the Romney Cemetery, directed by Summers-Chambers Funeral Home of Cisco.

Librado 'Lee' Canales Jr.

February 15, 2011

Librado “Lee” Canales Jr., 75, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Cory Puga

February 15, 2011

Cory Puga, 19, of Big Spring, died Sunday at University Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

February 14th

Police beat

February 14, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOHNNY RAY PAYNE, 31, of 1509 E. Stadium, was arrested Saturday on warrants for public intoxication, being in the city park after hours and riding without a safety belt.
• GREGORY SHANE ROBERSON, 28, of 711 Washington, was arrested Saturday on warrants for assault – family violence and a warrant from another agency.
• IRMA MORIN YANEZ, 37, of 1610 Cardinal, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

Oneda 'Aunt Dodo' Thompson

February 14, 2011

MCKINNEY — Oneda “Aunt Dodo” Thompson, 98, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in a McKinney hospital. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel with the Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating and directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel.

Aubrey Weaver

February 14, 2011

Aubrey Weaver, 89, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in a local hospital. Private services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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