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January 21st, 2011

Emma Hightower

January 21, 2011

ARLINGTON — Emma Hightower, 63, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Bowen Road Chapel with interment at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Charles Ketner

January 21, 2011

BELTON — Memorial services for Charles Thomas Ketner, 32, of Boerne, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at the Christian Temple Church in Colorado City. Mr. Ketner passed away Jan. 18, 2011.

Neel Glenn Barnaby Jr.

January 21, 2011

Neel Glenn Barnaby Jr. passed away suddenly Jan. 14, 2011, at his home on Toledo Bend Lake. Services are pending with Smith Funeral Home of Newton.

Ross Elliott Horner

January 21, 2011

Ross Elliott Horner of Plano passed away on Jan. 19, 2011. Graveside services will be held at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring on Saturday at 11 a.m. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.

Charlene Birdwell

January 21, 2011

Charlene Birdwell, 80, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

January 20th

Changes taking place in BSHS elective Bible course

January 20, 2011

Apparently reversing his stance from earlier in the day, Big Spring Independent School District Superintendent Steven Saldivar announced Wednesday afternoon that the elective Bible course offered at the high school will undergo a number of changes, including the instructor teaching it.

More join search for Dunn

January 20, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Two more organizations have joined the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn in hopes of unifying volunteers currently scouring the small West Texas town and outlying areas.

Officials from the Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children and the Klaas Kids Foundation reported this week they have joined the search for the 13-year-old Colorado Middle School student who was reported missing to police by her mother Dec. 27.

New director heralds Scouting's adventures

January 20, 2011

Being a Boy Scout was more than just a personal choice for Brian Sweeney. It was a family tradition.

Sweeney, the son and grandson of Eagle Scouts, was recently named Lone Star District Executive for the Buffalo Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, meaning the 23-year-old Raleigh, N.C., native will oversee all Scouting programs in Big Spring.

Help for starting new businesses available

January 20, 2011

People wanting to start a new business in Howard County will soon have another helping hand.

The Big Spring Economic Development Corp. announced it has contracted with Entrepreneur Alliance of Amarillo to provide start-up help to those wishing to open their own businesses in the area.

Terry Wegman, BSEDC executive director, said the firm will open a temporary office in the Chamber of Commerce building around the first of February. Plans call for consultants to be available to the public approximately four days a month.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

January 20, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
• GEOVANNI MIRANDA ORNALAS, 20, of 1206 Mesquite, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• ROBERT RIVERA, 39, of 2538 Langley St., was arrested Wednesday on warrants from another agency (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and speeding.
• STEVAN VALENCIA, 51, of 107 N.E. Eighth St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility.

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