February 3rd, 2011
Cariker Roy â€śC. Royâ€ť Wright, 69, of Rogers, Ark. died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers. He was born April 7, 1941 in Olney to Lee Roy Wright and Helen Bennett Wright.
William Lane "Sunny" Edwards of Big Spring passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Holstedt officiating.
Herman Rosemond Sr., 70, of Big Spring died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Highway 80 Church of Christ with Ulis Johnson and Ulysses Mathews officiating.
FORT WORTH â€” John Lewis Stripling, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Ridglea United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Greenwood Memorial Park.
COAHOMA â€” The third quarter was like hemlock to the Coahoma Bulldogs and Bulldogettes Wednesday.
Both squads had encouraging efforts in the first halves of their respective games against Slaton Wednesday, but once the second half started, all the good vibes vanished as if through a hole in the roof of the Coahoma Elementary Gym.
The end result was a 68-51 win for Slaton in the boysâ€™ game and a 63-33 decision in the girlsâ€™ game.
Check today's issue of The Big Spring Herald for more.
LENORAH â€” The No. 10 Grady Wildcats easily took care of Dawson in District 8A, Division II action Wednesday. Shane Teague and Bransen Richards were big with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Dawson fell to 0-12 in district play.
No.10 Grady 57, Dawson 29
Dawson 8 9 10 2 - 29
Grady 19 8 20 10 â€“ 57
Grady â€” Shane Teague 11, Branson Richards 10, Michael Kimenez 2, Brett Glaze 2, Johan Wiebe 8, Carston Russell 3, Bryley Pinkerton 16, Jacob Rodriguez 5
3-point field goals â€” Grady 5 (Teague, Russell, Rodiguez, Richards 2)
Records: Grady (23-3, 10-2)
FORSAN â€” The Forsan Lady Buffs had a hard time keeping their playoff hopes alive against Denver City Wednesday.
The Lady Buffs dropped a District 3-2A game as Denver City rolled, 53-37.
Forsan head coach Robert Hillger said Denver City was tall in the post and ultimately, that was his teamâ€™s downfall.
What the loss does is eliminate Forsan from playoff contention with two games left to play. The next game is at Stanton Friday at 6 p.m.
Denver City 53, Forsan 37
Denver City 11 15 9 18 - 53
Forsan 5 13 7 12 â€“ 37
Rolling 15-minute blackouts began early this morning through much of the Crossroads area as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas implemented outages statewide in response to high demand following an ice storm.
Oncor spokeswoman Jaeamy Molina said the structured outages began around 6 a.m. She told The Associated Press that the Dallas-based utility is complying with a power emergency declared by ERCOT, which operates the electric grid and manages the deregulated market for 75 percent of Texas.
The VA Medical Center's new Veteran's Healing Center offers more than just treatment to vets suffering from homelessness, substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental illness — hope and home are also on the menu.
Open house and dedication for the new 40-bed facility was held Tuesday and officials touted it as an entirely new way to help treat veterans suffering from the above-listed conditions. The center is the direct result of a federal review conducted several years ago.
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who died during the previous year will be honored Thursday morning during the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at First Baptist Church under the direction of the Big Spring VA Medical Center.
The memorial service — which is named after four U.S. Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat in 1943 — will get under way at 11 a.m. In the main chapel at the local church, according to VA Chaplain Dean Thomas.