Officials with the Big Spring Salvation Army say donations to the local charity's annual Angel Tree program are trickling in at an alarmingly slow rate with just days before the holiday effort meets its deadline.
Bessie Flores, newly appointed social worker for the Salvation Army â€” taking over for longtime social worker Paula Lafler, who has been sidelined with health problems â€” said the lack of Christmas gifts donated for the annual effort has her very concerned.
Parents of small children who want to get some Christmas shopping done without having to tote their tykes around may have a way out of their dilemma Saturday â€” Howard College will babysit your little one.
And you'll be supporting a good cause, to boot.
The college's Student Government Association will offer the event, called â€śA Night Without Your Little Smiles,â€ť from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Cost is $25 per child, said Marcia McNew, SGA advisior at HC.
Local comedy troupe Goondock Saints will be holding auditions Saturday at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater in preparation for an Austin performance slated for late January.
According to troupe spokesman Clay Vickers, the local comedy group is slated to perform at The Hideout Theater in Austin on Jan. 28, but the company of comedians is in need of other funny men and women to help round out the show.
Big Spring guard Luke Adams wasnâ€™t fully aware how big his performance against Odessa Permian was on Nov. 19. Forty-two points was far from where he thought he finished.
â€śI really didnâ€™t,â€ť the senior said. â€śThatâ€™s the crazy thing about it. I didnâ€™t even know how many. I probably thought I had 20, maybe 25.
â€śI guess when youâ€™re playing to win, you donâ€™t really care about points. You just care whatâ€™s on that scoreboard.â€ť
Maybe itâ€™s that mindset that has opponents taking notice of Adams.
Helen Sanders, 90, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Eulalio B. Rodriguez, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.
Peggy Creech, 76, of Stanton died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Rodger Burch, 61, of Stanton died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Kries officiating. Family and friends are invited to the fellowship hall afterwards.
The city of Big Spring's charter review committee may not be able to agree whether term limits, initiatives and referendums are a good idea for the municipality, but the board was unanimously in favor of putting the issue before Crossroads voters during Tuesday night's meeting.
The committee voted unanimously to submit ballot language for term limits for the city council to consider Tuesday, as well as open discussions concerning initiatives and referendums during the same meeting, with a vote on the issue not being taken until the first meeting in January.