January 19th, 2011
Crazy for chemistry? Bats about botany?
The best science projects in Big Spring Independent School District will be on display Thursday when the district's annual science fair is held at Dora Roberts Community Center.
Students in grades 3 through 12 will vie for prizes and scholarships by displaying their talents in one of 18 science disciplines. Elementary students already have had their projects judged at the campus level, but their work will be on display, as well, said Darrell Ryan, science fair organizer.
Bentura Saldana, 62, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be held Thursday at Roaring Springs Cemetery in Roaring Springs.
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť Sevey, 84, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Midland. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 pm. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with the Revs. Joel Miller and Johnnie Sevey officiating. Burial will be at Gail Cemetery in Gail.
David E. Clinkscales, 56, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in a Carlsbad, N.M., hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Big Spring boys
More than anything, the first quarter of the Big Spring-Sweetwater game Tuesday in Steer Gym was an exhibition of athleticism on the Steersâ€™ part.
There was that uptempo style they like to run and a couple of missed dunks that had fans buzzing.
But forward Mike Menefield gave the fans what they wanted on a fast break with a two-handed jam that gave the Steers a 13-7 lead.
By then the Steers were well on their way to the 75-46 drubbing of the Mustangs in District 5-3A play.
COAHOMA â€” Coahoma head coach Kim Nichols continues to stress putting four quarters together as the Bulldogs dropped a District 3-2A contest to Denver City at home.
Tanner Ruizâ€™s 16 points werenâ€™t enough to keep the Bulldogs around in this game. The Bulldogs cut a deficit to seven twice late in the game, but Denver City was just too much.
Things havenâ€™t exactly gone the Bulldogsâ€™ way so far in district play with injuries, among other things, ailing the team, but Nichols said his group is still positive about halfway through district play.
Denver City 54, Coahoma 40
ROSWELL, N.M. â€” The Howard College menâ€™s basketball team wasnâ€™t at full strength for Mondayâ€™s game against New Mexico Military Institute, but the Hawks still came away with a 68-58 win to move to 3-0 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.
Carlos Emory was huge with 22 points and seven rebounds. He rarely missed, too, shooting 14 of 18 from the field. Shavon Coleman also had 22 points and Corey Stern chipped in 13 points.
For many, movie soundtracks are hidden deftly in the background of films, a presence that is often forgotten in the midst of a summer blockbuster or a tearful reunion between silver screen characters.
For others, however, the soundtracks stand on their own, at the very least conveying the emotions and memories of films through theme songs.
Who could forget the Imperial March from the Star Wars saga, or the upbeat theme from the Indiana Jones series?
Searchers from Big Spring, Coahoma and other Howard County communities turned their attention Monday morning to northern Highway 350 in the search for 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn, as the girl's recent disappearance continues to weigh heavy on the minds of most West Texans.
Heather Maddox of Big Spring and DeNeise Coates of Coahoma — joined by other area volunteers — traveled the road between Ira and Big Spring Monday, according to Maddox.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ BERTHA SUSAN GARCIA, 39, of 100 N.W. Third St., was arrested Monday on a charge of speeding.
â€˘ BONNIE JANE KLAASSEN, 51, of 1500 Sycamore, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ MICHAEL WILSON CARL, 27, of 117 Davis Rd., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from another agency and a charge of possession of a controlled substance.