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March 4th, 2011

VAMC to host town hall meeting

March 4, 2011

The Big Spring VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss upcoming changes planned for the hospital in the coming year.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the outpatient lobby of the medical center, located at 300 Veterans Blvd.

Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, said that WTVAHCS leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Construction and staffing plans also will be shared.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 4, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• CHARLIE JAKE TURNER, 31, of 900 S. Aylesford, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for aggravated robbery.
• YESINIA GARZA PENA, 28, of 107 E. 25th St., was arrested Thursday on two warrants from another agency.
• DONNIE RODRIGUEZ JR., 19, of 2005 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on a charge of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction.
• JOSE RODRIQUEZ, 46, of 1609 Harding, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.

E.B. Baker

March 4, 2011

E.B. Baker of Seminole passed away at Memorial Hospital in Seminole on March 1, 2011, and went to his final home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Seminole on Monday, March 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. with Matt Edwards, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery.

Robert 'Bob' Karwedsky

March 4, 2011

Robert “Bob” Karwedsky, 83, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Kiker–Seale Funeral Home. Pastor James Williams will be officiating.

Delores Duncan

March 4, 2011

Delores Duncan, 60, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at 604 W. 16th Street.

Corliss Brehm

March 4, 2011

Corliss Brehm, 59, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Carmen Ramirez

March 4, 2011

Carmen Ramirez, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Lubbock. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Mary Jane Garcia

March 4, 2011

Mary Jane Garcia, 61, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

March 3rd

Hoops, Dreams and Goals set for March 25

March 3, 2011

All the makings of a top-notch basketball tournament are in place for the Seventh Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2011 competition scheduled for March 25 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

Teams from Big Spring to Pecos to Ballinger to Snyder will compete in a day of basketball tournament action beginning at 9 a.m. with the grand entrance, followed by a welcome from West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith.

Skywarn classes March 10

March 3, 2011

Would you know what to do if severe weather threatened the Crossroads area?

That’s the question the National Weather Service is hoping area residents will ask themselves, as the service prepares to hold its annual Skywarn classes throughout West Texas, including March 10 in the Big Spring City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth Street.

Set for 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., local emergency response officials say the SkyWarn class is a great way to brush up on your bad-weather skills.

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