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April 1st, 2011

Serious trash talking

April 1, 2011

Spring cleaning will take on a whole new scope in the Crossroads area Saturday, as Keep Big Spring Beautiful and local volunteers get ready to spruce up the community during the annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off.

“Keep Texas Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, which has each state scheduled for a clean-up from March 1 through May 31,” said longtime Trash-Off coordinator Pat Simmons. “So, Texas always works on the first Saturday in April unless Easter falls on that week-end.

Positive reports highlight EDC meeting

April 1, 2011

Progress reports — all positive — dominated a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation this week.

Board members received an update from Howard College representative Kinsey Hansen concerning a technical program curriculum started in late 2009.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

April 1, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• AMANDA NICOLE EDMONDSON, 22, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on warrants for expired license plate, failure to appear (three counts), failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver's license – when unlicensed.
• JOHN MICHAEL EDMONDSON, 38, of 3224 Cornell, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license invalid, assault – family violence (two counts and criminal mischief.

Eloise Fain Watkins

April 1, 2011

Eloise Fain Watkins, 90, of Big Spring died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Joey Bacon, the Rev. Gene Jones and the Rev. Gary Bacon. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Robert F. Cathcart

April 1, 2011

Robert F. Cathcart, 76, of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in a local hospital. Private services will be held.

Manuela M. Hernandez

April 1, 2011

Manuela M. Hernandez, 90, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Friday sports calendar

April 1, 2011

Baseball — Big Spring at Andrews, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Western Texas at Howard College (DH), noon.
Baseball — Colorado City at Forsan, 7 p.m.
Softball — Big Spring vs. Alpine (at Monahans), 5 p.m.
Softball — Midland College at Howard College (DH), 1 p.m.
Softball — Colorado City at Forsan, 6:30 p.m.
Track — Big Spring boys and girls at Indian Relays, Seminole.
Tennis — Big Spring at Snyder tournament.
Tennis — Forsan at Wink tournament.

March 31st

Officials hope to broaden scope of Dunn investigation

March 31, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Finding the right words may get them somewhere.

At least that's what Colorado City City Manager Pete Kampfer said at a press conference here Wednesday morning concerning 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, who has been missing since Dec. 27.

“We certainly want to locate Hailey,” Kampfer said. “At this point we want to find Hailey and we have to do something to get us to a new level.”

Powwow to be unique celebration

March 31, 2011

Area residents curious about the customs and traditions of Native Americans will get a chance to see first hand how the first Americans have fun, as the Big Spring Powwow gets ready to once again take over the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum Saturday and Sunday.

The Powwow — a Native American tradition that includes competitive dancing and other activities — will begin Saturday with gourd dancing at 10 a.m., according to Big Spring Powwow Committee Treasurer Connie Lesser, and continue throughout the day.

Water conservation topic of mini-seminar

March 31, 2011

Water conservation has been moved to the forefront of a lot of issues.

Johansen's Nursery is hosting Water Conservation in the Landscape Friday at 6 p.m. for residents who are wanting to find out how to conserve water. There will also be time alloted for a question and answer session.

“It's going to come down to sustaining a good, viable water source,” Steve Parish, sales distributor for Gard'n Wise said. “If the water dries up, industry dries up, jobs dry up and people move away. It's a lot more than having green grass.”

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