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December 15th

Bernard 'Bernie' Wanderer

December 15, 2010

Bernard "Bernie" Wanderer, 74, of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating.

Juanita (Nita) Coffman

December 15, 2010

Juanita (Nita) Coffman, 81, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Regency Hospital in Odessa. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. The family will be at 1314 W. Leatherwood.

Elizabeth Ann Wasson Olufsen

December 15, 2010

Elizabeth Ann Wasson Olufsen, 90, of Denton, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. She was born in Big Spring Oct. 26, 1920, and grew up in Maryland. She and her husband, George Olufsen, moved to Denton, in 1969, where she resided until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband and sons, Rick and Lee. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Bradbury, Lora Miller and Bebe Olufsen.

Thomas Craig (T.C.) Tubb

December 15, 2010

Thomas Craig (T.C.) Tubb, 88, of Midland died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

December 14th

12 Steers earn football honors

December 14, 2010

The District 5-3A honors for football were announced Monday with Brownwood being the last team knocked out of the playoffs.
The Big Spring Steers had 12 players earn honors, four of them on first team all-district.

Receiver Mike Menefield, offensive lineman Jackson Watkins, defensive end Devante Lloyd and safety Dennis Merworth earned first team
all-district honors. Merworth also earned a nod for honorable mention at receiver.

Festival of Lights begins Wednesday

December 14, 2010

In less than 48 hours, Comanche Trail Park is going to be transformed into a poinsettia paradise.

Millions of lights will switch on for the Christmas holidays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening when the 14th annual Comanche Trail Festival of Lights begins at the city park.

The event, featuring hundreds of lighted attractions ranging from poinsettias to oversized Christmas cards, is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors to this year's run, which ends Dec. 31.

Commissioners pass on fireworks ban

December 14, 2010

An apparent mix up in dates prevented Howard County commissioners from passing a ban on fireworks Monday morning, forcing officials to instead rely on informal requests that firework vendors not sell rockets that include sticks and fins.

Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan informed commissioners of the situation Monday morning during the court's regular meeting.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 14, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ELIZABETH HOPE LAREZ, 34, of 1111 N. Goliad, was arrested Monday on a warrant for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
• AMBER RODRIGUEZ, 17, of 1003 N. Runnels, was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespass.
• JOE OLIVIO JR., 38, of 1109 S. Runnels, was arrested Monday on warrants for evading arrest or detention, failure to maintain financial responsibility and disregarding a stop sign.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

Juanita Smith

December 14, 2010

Juanita Smith, 85, of Midland, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Juanita Coffman

December 14, 2010

Juanita Coffman, 81, of Big Spring, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Regency Hospital in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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