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March 5th, 2011

Bryan Vincent

March 5, 2011

Bryan Vincent, 35, of Vernon died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Baylor County. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Revs. Harold Brown, Doug Shelly and Barney Railsback. Interment will be at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Betty Lou Benson

March 5, 2011

Betty Lou Benson, 77, of Big Spring, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Harvey Cooper

March 5, 2011

Harvey Cooper, 70,  of Big Spring, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Thomas Weaver

March 5, 2011

Thomas H. Weaver, 85, of Big Spring, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

March 4th

Police arrest robbery suspect

March 4, 2011

A Big Spring man was arrested Thursday in connection with an aggravated robbery reported Jan. 7, according to law enforcement officials.

Charlie Jake Turner Jr., 31, of 900 S. Aylesford, was arrested Thursday by officers with the Big Spring Police Department on a warrant for aggravated robbery.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, Turner was arrested for the alleged robbery of the 7-Eleven store at 1209 E. 11th Place that was reported at approximately 3:54 a.m.

42nd annual Gem and Mineral Show this weekend

March 4, 2011

t's the club's only fund-raiser of the year but considering the Big Spring Prospector's Club Gem and Mineral Show is in its 42nd season, it must be a successful one.

“It enables us to pay the utilities, purchase new saw blades or grinding wheels, make repairs, things like that. The money we raise at the show keeps us going,” explains Barbara Carter, the club's vice president. “It's a lot of work, but it's worth it.”

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.

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