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February 8th, 2011

George Ferguson

February 8, 2011

George Ferguson, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Norma Nell Kelley

February 8, 2011

Norma Nell Kelley, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Young, Adams send Steers past Lions; Lady Steers fall, but still in hunt for playoff spot

February 8, 2011

Big Spring boys
Brownwood sent the wrong player to the line with 3.2 seconds left.
The Lions were clinging to a 49-48 lead when Luke Adams was fouled and sent to the charity stripe and at that point, it was just a matter of playing defense for three more seconds.

“I knew they were going in,” Adams said of the late free throws. “Without my teammates, it wouldn’t have been possible.”

Those two free throws did go in as Big Spring edged the Lions for a thrilling 50-49 win and Adams is right. The Steers wouldn’t have been in position to win if it weren’t for Dayvion Young’s late heroics.

Anderson signs with Texas State to run track

February 8, 2011

Desiree Anderson is pictured signing on to run track for Texas State University next season as coach Nick Roberson watches on. She was joined by her family, friends, teammates and other coaches. She still has one more season with Big Spring, though. The Lady Steers start their season in the Texas Tech Indoor meet Feb. 19 in Lubbock.

Results from Regional 1-4A swim meet

February 8, 2011

Results from Regional 1-4A swim meet in Andrews on Feb. 4 and 5
(All times final, unless indicated)

The Big Spring swim team's season ended this weekend with the conclusion of the Regional 1-4A swim meet. Below are the results from the meet.
The Big Spring boys finished 12th at the meet, while the Lady Steers also finished 12th and no one qualified for the state meet.

Howard men, women take care of NMJC

February 8, 2011

Howard men
The Howard College men’s basketball team battled through a tough game to beat New Mexico Junior College 62-57 Monday in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Joe Bright had 17 points. Carlos Emory had 10 points and five rebounds and Corey Stern had seven points and seven rebounds.
New Mexico Junior College was up by three at halftime, but Bright’s big game was a catalyst for the Hawks.
The Hawks improved to 17-6 overall, 7-2 in conference play. They have New Mexico Military Institute at home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Howard women

February 7th

Barbara Couch

February 7, 2011

Barbara Couch, 66, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Vevagene Williams

February 7, 2011

Vevagene Williams, 78, longtime resident of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in San Angelo. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Keva Lou Hays Holley Hancock

February 7, 2011

Keva Lou Hays Holley Hancock, 83, formerly of Tuscola, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in a local nursing facility. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Forsan Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. An additional visitation will be held in Tuscola at the Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in the Tuscola Cemetery directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home.

Melody Choate Cook

February 7, 2011

Melody Choate Cook, 46, of Stanton died Saturday in a boating accident at Lake JB Thomas near Snyder.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the funeral home.

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