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March 2nd, 2011

Check this out at the library

March 2, 2011

If you are interested in World War II’s Pacific campaign, then check out “Neptune’s Inferno” (AUCD 940.542 HOR J) by James D. Hornfischer. It is the story of America’s first concerted offensive against the Imperial Japanese juggernaut and the true turning point of WWII in the Pacific. Another neat AUCD is “American Rose” (AUCD B LEE G) by Karen Abbott. It is the phenomenal story of Gypsy Rose Lee and her career in vaudeville. I have read a review of the print version and it really sounds good. I did not know that actress June Havoc was Gypsy’s younger sister.

Grover Wayne Vogel

March 2, 2011

Grover Wayne Vogel, age 43, of Bangs, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2011, after battling a long illness. Graveside services will be Thursday March 3 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Bangs Cemetery.

Mary Lou Simonek

March 2, 2011

Mary Lou Simonek, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Haltom City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Stanton with the Rev. Bob Porterfield, pastor of West Kentucky Baptist Church in Midland, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery of Stanton.

Area softball: BSHS wins, Coahoma, Forsan fall

March 2, 2011

Big Spring softball head coach John Sparks believes Jillian Valle is his go-to hitter right now.

She proved why that may be the case Tuesday afternoon.

Valle’s game-winning home run in the seventh inning pushed the Lady Steers past Greenwood, 6-5 at home Tuesday.

It was her second home run of the game. She finished the day going 3 for 3 with three RBIs.

Sparks said Valle was as clutch as she could be. The Lady Steers were on their last out when Valle hit the bomb.

Garden City, Sands, Stanton continue playoff runs today

March 2, 2011

Garden City
The Garden City Bearkats simply haven’t been tested yet in the boys’ Class A Division II playoffs, but they might see a challenge today against No.10 Ira in the regional quarterfinal matchup.
Garden City and Ira — two schools familiar with each other — face off at 6 p.m. today at Post High School in Post. Garden City beat Hermleigh 72-36 in the bi-district round and Dell City 72-42 in the area round. Ira had a bye in the bi-district round, but beat Valentine 70-35 in the area round. The winner of this one faces the winner of the Baird-Lipan regional quarterfinal.

Sands

March 1st

Man charged with assaulting 5-year-old

March 1, 2011

A 66-year-old Big Spring man was arrested Monday by the Big Spring Police Department and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Telesford Rentiria Galan was arrested Monday at a home in the 700 block of E. 17th Street at approximately 4 p.m., according to BSPD records.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, the offense was reported to police officials Monday, but it's currently unclear how long the alleged sexual abuse has been going on.

Joint law enforcement center may save $150,000 annually

March 1, 2011

Officials with the city of Big Spring and Howard County unveiled proposed plans for a joint law enforcement center Monday night, promising a long-term savings of a minimum of $150,000 a year to local taxpayers if the plan is adopted by both governments.

Art students earn medals at regional meet

March 1, 2011

Saturday, 11 Big Spring High School Art students competed in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event held at Odessa Permian High School. All 11 students received regional medals for their artworks.

Out of 265 entries in Regional 18, only 12 were chosen to advance to state. Though none were from Big Spring, Art Instructor Judy Tereletsky said she was extremely proud of her students' accomplishments.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA LYNN MORROW, 32, of 8900 S. Service Rd. in Sand Springs, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction or suspension.
• REBECCA LYNN COMSTOCK, 27, address not provided, was arrested Monday on Warrants for public intoxication and failure to appear.
• NICKOLAS VANCE JONES, 18, of 304 Circle, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.

Bird Poop: The spirit of a survivor

March 1, 2011

Turning off the highway, his truck crossed a cattle guard, then headed west. Billowing clouds of caliche dust from the surface of the ranch road followed his vehicle as he headed toward a distant house, barn, and other structures.
Soon he slowed and drove down into a wash area. As he came out of the dry streambed, the dust that had overcome his truck started to settle on the road ahead. As he waited for it to clear, he noticed a large grayish bird standing near an old mesquite.

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